HOKE COUNTY'S .
The Hoke County News
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XL NO. 19
RAEFOKM. V THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1943
$2.00 PER YEAR
NEWS OF OUR
M EN w WOMEN
The expression "terminal leave,"
as used in this column and by the
.army and navy, applies to officers
only and refers to the leave an
officer has accrued when the time
comes for him to be separated from
the service. He is separated and is
allowed to wear civilian clothing and
accept civiliarTempioyment, but for
the term of his leave he is tech
nically a member of the armed
forces on active duty, drawing full
pay and allowances. This definition
is printed after receipt of numerous
inquiries following use of the phrase
A navy dispatch received this week
states that Lt. Julius F. Jordan of
Timberlan-d is serving at Guam now
with Fleet hospital No. 108. This
hospital, after nr.oving from from
Samoa when its usefulness there
was over, cared for casualties from
Iwo Jima and Okinawa.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Morrison are
spending two weeks here with Dr.
and Mrs. G. W. Brown, parents of
Mrs. Morris--- Mr. Morrison, who
is from Huntington, West Va., was a
storekeeper first class in the navy
until his discharge.
Fulford McMillan, veteran of the
campaigns of France and Germany,
has been discharged and is at his
home in B'.neSprings township.
Lt. and Mr.C'v?. L. Seals, who are
stationed a! Portsmouth, Va., have
been in Port .-trlhur, Texas, where
their infmt son is ill with infantile
paralysis at the home of the parents
of Mrs. Seal-'. Lt. Seals returned
to Portsmouth lnt Saturday an-'
Mrs. Seals remained with the b by
who at last reports was improving.
Sat. Tor McBryde received his
discharge from the army last Sat
urday at Camp Crowder, Mo., and is
now visiting his sister, Mrs. Keith
Tovey, in Chicago.
Lt. A. R. Fitzimmons is spending
me of his terminal leave here
ith his wife's parents. Mr. and Mrs.
Ryan McBryde. Lt. Fitzimmons was
recently separated from the navy and
will work with the C. I. T. cor
poration in Atlanta, Ga.
Pfc. Winston McDonald, brother
of Pauline McGill of Raeford, was
sent to a separation center this week
for his honorable c'dscharge. He
spent over two and one-half years
in the Pacific theater.
Sgt. James C. Yates was dischar
ged from the Am y yesterday af'er
four and one-half years service and
three and one-half years in the Pa
cific theatre and is at present visit
ing his brother, Donald Tafes, at
Staff Sgt. M. B. McBryde Jj visit
ing his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B.
McBryde, since receiving his dis
charge at Fort McArthur, Cal.
Among the old National Guard
boys of Battery "F" who have put
in an appearance this week are Pfc.
Ralph D. Parks, S-Sgt. William Len
tz. T-5 Eugene R. Seaford, and Cpl.
Harry Thornburg. These men were
in the army over five years and had
foreign duty in the West Indies and
in Europe. They are now out of the
army and at home.
Cpl. W. B. Williams and his wife,
Mrs. Ann Williams of Jacksonville1;
Fla.. are visiting, relatives and friends
in Raeford and Red Springs. Cpl.
Williams na just eturrif. from
thirty months service overseas in the
C. B. 1. theater.
Herman Cole, RM 2-c, spent sev
eral days last week visiting his
brother, B. B. Cole. Jr., AMM 3-c,
who io stationed at the Naval Air
(funner's school in Jacksonville, Fla.
Herman, who has been spending a
30-day leave with his parents, re
ported to the Naval Annex in Little
Creek, Va., on October 8th for fur
P(j. Rlilph Gibson of Antioch,
another of the old 252nd CA boys,
with the same record of service, is
also at Fort Bragg awaiting dis
charge. S. C. PATROLMEN FOR
Raleigh, Oct. 10. Maj. H. W.
Hatcher, state highway patrol com
mander, said today that Governor
Ransom Williams of South Carolina
had agreed to send 30- South Carolina
patrolmen to Statesville on Nov. 2
to handle tremendous crowds ex
pected there in connection with, the
scheduled visit ot President Truman.
$5000 Bond Set For
In Murder Case
Recorder Has Light Docket Tues
day Morning. -
In the case in which James Lee
Baldwin, colored man of Stonewall
I Township, w as charged with the
miir.'er of his father, Rudolph Bald
win on the Balfour place on the
afternoon of Wednesday, October 3,
I the defendant waived preliminary
hearing and the case was bound over
to the next term of Superior court.
Bond was set at $5000 and the de
fendant, failing to post it, is. lodged
i in the- county jail awaiting trial.
I 3Tew-art Moore, colored, entered
a plea of guilty of being drunk and
disorderly and prayer for judgement
was continued on payment of the
Willie Allsbrook, Matthew McCoy,
anfl William Arxstrong, all colored,
each entered pleas of guilty of'hav-
i ing improperly equipped autos on
the public highways and prayer for
judgement was continued in each
icaip on payment of the costs.
' Vivian McRae, colored, entered a
plea of guilty of assaulting her hus
band and prayer for judgement was
continued on payment of the costs.
Tan? McGoogan, colored man of
Raeford township, was charged with
the larceny of leaf tobacco from
J H." Wright and M. A. Maxwell.
A, the ammirt of the tobacco charged
stolen exceeded $50 in value the case
was bey )'.'.,! jurisdiction of the Re
i order's court. Defendant waive i
preliminary hearing 'and bond was
Si-t at $500 and the case was held
fo- Superior court.
James triggers, white man of
Wil-rington, entered a plea of guilty
of driving a car while urilrr the
ir.fluen.'e of liquor. He was fined
SO and the court costs and lost his
driving license for one year. In
another c-se a charge of careTess
and reckless driving against the
same iefendant was dismissed when
he agreed to pay the damages he did
to someone else's car.
Mrs. James E. McfRae, colored, en
tered a plea of guilty of careless and
reckless driving and sentence of six
ty days was suspended on payment
of the court costs and adjustment
of damages with the complaining
Hoke County High
Local Eleven Plays "B" Team
At 8:00 P. M.
! Coach Lawrence McNeill will take
hTTTtoke- County High School foot
ball team to Fayetteville where they
, will play the "B'1 team from Fayette
, ville High School there tonight at
eight o'clock. Although the Hoke
boys have one victory under their
belts they will go into the ga-me
I somewhat handicapped by injuries
'and absence. Thomas and McKeith
' an were both injured last week and
. while both are expected to start,
; trotfble may develop from these in
juries.. j Tentative starting lineup as of last
i night is as fcKows: Backs, Thomas,
Warner. Plummer. and MeKeithan:
ends, McNeill and Ted Claifa tackles,
Clark and Freeman (Capt.); guards
WoodhoOse and Yarboroiigh; center,
, Poole. Assistant coaches are Willie
I Walters and J. B. McLeod.
United War Fund
Drive Doing Badly
Only $400 Given In Past Week.
County Chairman John A. Mc
Googan of the Hoke County United
War Fund committee stated yester
efay fTiat the drive had slowed up
considerably in the' past week and
that many of the business houses
in the county of whom contributions
ha.-, been requested by the commit
tee had reduced their gifts substan
tially. He did, however, state that
the local Bclk-Hensdale store had
made a contribution of twice the a
One week ago yesterday Mr. Mc
Googan had received almost four
hundred dollars in the drive for
$4,020 in the whole county and he
felt well satisfied with the way the
drive was going. In the week since
that time, only enough has come in
to bring the total to approximately
nine hundred dollars, at which rate
the county will not have contributed
'half it quota by th end of the
Army Offers To Let .
Keep Stripes i
, ATLANTA, GA , Oct. 8 Know
any former non-commissioned of-,
ficers who would like to return to ,
the army wTTTf Their old rank?
They can if they were honor
ably discharged since May 12, 1945,
and if they re-enlist by October 20.
I They've got to hurry, because the
deadline is near, and the rule re
quires that men taking advantage
of this opportunity must be physical
ly examined, processed and actually
in the army by October 20. Because
of the distance from processing cen
ters, this means that men should ap
ply by October 16 to 18.
Headquarters Fourth Service Com
mand today sought to bring the
change in policy to the attention of
all former non-commissioned of
ficers. The obvious advantage is
jthat any man re-enlisting after the
.deadline must do so as a private.
If he held a rating such as master
sergeant or corporal and" is eligible
for reinstatement, he should apply
before October 20.
Full information abouf this re
enlistment inducement rtfy be ob
tained at any army recruiting sta
tion. North Carolina
Gets Attention Of
RALEIGH, Oct. 8. A good por
tion e the literate population of
America is having its eyes pounded
by North Carolina this fall.
Among arti-il.s about North Caro
lina and North Carolinians in leading
m:M. cation- is a pie-re ir. Esquire by
Opie She'.tor. of Winston-Salem,
which tel's an anecdote about Kid
Brewer's Appalachian footb ,11 team.
Silas Campbell of Raleigh has a
piece in the magazine Yachting, de
scribing a dramatic boating incident
in North Carolina.
The coxing Sunday New York
News has a two-page spread on Sal
ter Path (Carteret County), writ
ten 'ny staffer Bob Sullivan and il
lustrated by Johnny Hommer of the
State News Bureau. Another of
Hommer's pictures is in the current
Fortune a shot of a Wake county
farm fish pond.
The magazine, Woman, has a di
gest of a North Carolina school bus
story originally appearing in Col
liers, and written by Bill Sharpe, of
the State News Bureau. Articles
from the bureau also appeared this
month in Popular Science. Highway
Magazine, Esso Oilways, The Buyer,
Travelways Magazine, and are sche
duled shortly for Country Gentle
man, Coronet and Southern Agri
culturist. Parade, a foto supplement, will
have, a layout on Mattamuskeet in
Noven ber and Holiday, a brand
new Curtis Publishing company ma
gazine, has scheduled an Outer Banks
story for the first issue, due out
this month. It was written by Frank
Martinez, staTTer, and illustrater by
State News Bureau photographs.
Last week Allan Gould, New York
photographer, did pictures on a North
Carolina Symphony story which will
I appear in Parents, with text by Mrs.
'Adeline McCall, Chapel Hill. He
, will return in October to do a story
I for the Saturday Evening Post, in
.Johnston county, with tixt by Henry
i Ravenel Sass, of Charleston, and in
November will be token to Hatteras
by the State News Bureau to do a
jsixpage layout for Pageant maga
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10. The Ar
my has ordered inactivation of 32
of the 89 divisions it had at peak
strength during the war.
I The 32, it was learned today, in
clude 21 infantry, two airborne and
'nine armored -divisions. They are:
Infantry 26th, 29th, 34th, 36th,
43rd, 63rd, 65th, 66th. 69th. 70th,
75th 76th, 79th, 85th, 87th, 89th,
92nd, 95th, 99th, 103rd, 106th.
j Airborne 17th and 82nd.
I Armored 5th, 6th. 7th. 9th, 10th.
,11th, 12th, 14th, 16th.
At the war department it was
, emphasized that the list is subject
to last-minute change. ' However,
three infantry units tr!r 63rd. 85lh
and 97th already have been brought
home and inactivated-.
The 5th and 7th armored and the
,70th infantry left Le Havre, France,
early this month and soma of their
'units are now arriving at eastern
ports. The 43rd infantry is the
only unit on the list from the Pa
cific and detachments from it are
due in this country soon.
Legion Post Seeks
Junior And Pro
D. H. Hodgin Is Special Service
Officer For Hoke Veterans.
At a regular meeting of the Ellis i furloughs it will be a second home
, Williamson Post of the American j coming for the paratroopers and gli
Legion held in the Kiwanis hall Mon-ldermen since the 13 Airborne-division
day evening, the post unanimously i was originally activated in World
favored legion baseball here nextlWar II at Fort Bragg in August 1943.
ysur, and the Athletic committee j Many North Carolinians will recog
was instructed to endorse a move-jnize their colorful shoulder patch
ment to get some professional base-; fro n their training days in this vici
ball team to train here next spring. I nity. It's a bright golden unicorn
An effort also is being made to in- a field of infantry blue shaped
stall lights at the ball park so that with the airborne arch,
fngft't gares may be played. Overseas the division was a
-, The Legion award to the outstan- signed to the famous First AlliecV
-ring bov and girl from Hoke High Airborne army but it was not corn
schools senior class has been inau-jmitted to action though many of its
gurated, and this award will be ! men and units have seen combat
made annually from now on. The service. Most of these is the 517th
ennnial corvlra r.ffir.. Qlioriff Fl IT
noagin, nas lnstauea a cicsk, ana in naiy, soutnern r ranee ana me
Miss Marian Maxwell will handle j Ardennes campaign. In addition to
any matters that concern veterans , the, 517th the 13th is made up of the
at this desk from now on. This 515 Parachute Infantry regiment,
post sponsors the local fire com-,458th and 460th Paraehuie .S Ar
pany and a committee will go be-itillcry battalions, 676th and 677th
'fore the. city fathers in an effort to,Glider Field Artillery Battalions and
I get additional members for the fire t the 326:h Glider Infantry regiment,
.company. The Post is mighty proud 0
of the recent record ot the local
fire corpany and will make every
I effort to help them. In the near;
future a pi'ETic memorial service
'will be held for noke World. War
dead. Plans are being made
and a committee is working on
Bv K. A. Mac-Donald
White schools went on .full day
schedule this week. The county
schools now open at 8:30 A. M. and
the Kaetord schools open at onu.
The Negro and Indian schools o
the cou y opened ,the year last
Monday. They will operate on she."
schedule for possibly three; weeks.
Lunch rooms at Hoke High and
Raefoivi Graded schools opened Mon- 1
day with Mrs. Lucy Smith managing j
the one at Hoke High and Mrs. Age- !
nora Andrews the one at Raeford j
Graded school. '
The young daughter of Mr. T. C.
Jones, principal of the Rockfish 1
school, was buried last Sunday. Shei
died suddenly after being in ill
health Kr quite a while. While Mr. :
Jones and his family were away
at the funeral his home was robbed. j
At this writing an estimate of the I
loss had not been made.
Raeford Graded school has just re
ceived a large shipment of supple
mentary readers purchased with their
supplementary reader fees.
J. M. Williams of the firm of Wil-
jliams and Wall, certified public ac
countants, is a pitseuu uiiis-iuug uh
the 1944-45 audit of the books of the
Board of Education and preparing
I the yearly financial report to the
T Htn X V ..nlPf
at home recuperaTing after unoer- j
going and operation in a Fayette
I hospital two weeks ago.
Pocketbook Is Ginned
Along With Cotton
j One day last week while having
a bale of cotton ginned at Oakdale
gin, Nick Easterling, who raises cot
ton for A. K. Stevens, lost his Dill
'fold containing $104. A thorough
i search of the premises faileo to lo
jcate it until a member of the gin
'staff happened to look in the pile
! where sticks and trash which are
"separated from the cotton is ejected. ,
The billfold and the money were'
ntoct after having been sucked into
the gin with the seed cotton, going
'.hroirgT! machinery,""and coming bered. Gen. McAuliffe is now the j peri-Tent Station conducted corn
out undamaged. Easterling was commanding general at Camp Mac-Spacing an-ii fertilization demonstra
pleased. i kail. From him State Chairman . tion, using some approved hybrids
0 I Victor S. Bryant has recently re-I and a local variety. This will be the
Baptist Church To
Have Special Building
Sunday morning October 14. be-
tween Sunday school and the morn-
ir.a worship hour, we ask our people
to bring the;r annual fall offering
for the Building Fun.i. Those un
able to pay Sunday morning may
make their pledges and pay same
sometime between now and the first
of the year.
Wa are expecting to biijld soon.
Definite plans will be presetted to
the church in the near future. Let
us make this offering the largest yet
J. D. Whisnant, pastor.
Neill Clark of Blue Springs town
shiD has been seriously ill in a Fay-
'etteville hospital for several days.
j 13th Airborne Division
Arrives At Fort Bragg
Fort Bragg. Oct. S. The main body
of the 13th Airborne division, which
??rved in the European theatre of
Operations, has started to arrive at
Fort Bragg. The division is com
manded by M.jor General Elbridge-
u. Lnapman, a nauve oi L-enver, uio.
Refreshed after forty five day
PiMphnlo Cnmtlit Tflam U'hintl fftllllht
War Loan Report
For Hoke County
' County Has Surpassed Overall
Quotas In Six Of Seven Drives
J. L. Mr-Neil!, chairman of the
H. ke County War Finance Com
m.'.tee. this we-tk released the war
I. r.anie com' r. it tee report showing
dollars colle-cted for bonds sold in
j Hoke county in the seven drives of
tne war. These figures show th i
the county failed in only one of the
j seven cTiTves to oversell its overall
In the first drive in 1942 with a
quota of $21,000, $32,962.50 was re
ceived from "E" bonis and overall
sales amounted to $55,338.50.
The second drive in 1943, with
quota of $12r.uuo, Drought in Soil
331.25 in "E" bond sales and $157.
711.75 in overall sales.
The third drive, also in 1943, with
a quota of $209,000, brought in $126,-
750 in "K." hond nrf SlMQRQSn ,n
Drive number four, in 1944, with
an "E" quota of $138,600, sold $125,
j 589.50 and with an overall quota of
$175,000 sold $331,536.00.
The fifth drive, also in 1944. w'-.h
an "E" quota of $130,000, sold $75,167
and with an overall quota of $206.-
0C0 scld $299,135.
Drive number six, in 1944
quota of $113.00, sold $145,-
' bonds anfl with
quota of $168,000 sold
drivers "E" quota
I $183,000 and $110,953 was re
ceived for "E" bonds during this
drive. Its overall quota was $206,000
and a total of $280,602 was turned in
during this drive.
War Fund Drive
Few men have attained such de
served fame for the use of well-'
timei slang as Major General A. C.
McAulil'.fe. His classic answer to ;
tne i.erman commanaer wno dp-
landed the surrender of the badly
Deieiguerea American troops at Has-
. toer.e -.Mits win long te remem-
I ceived the following letter: i last chance to see the outstanding
I Dear Mr. Bryant: .results. The corn will be harvested
For many thousands of our. and placed at the end. of each plot
I wounded in hospitals the war is not j for observation and study. Dr. B. A.
lyct over and will not be over for Krantz who is in charge of this
many months to crae. In addition Work will be present to explain and
there are millions in wartorn lands
who are in need of aid which 1s de-
penarn: on runus raeu mrougn or-
sanitations such as those represen-
ted in the National War Fund. Dur- j At 4 00 p. m.. on Friday after la
ing my service in Europe I had an.ving the Tapp farm, Mr. Howard
opportunity to see the great work ,G.-rris, Extension plant pathologist,
th..t L'St-Camp shows was doing, will .remonstrate the proper method
to relieve the bore-.'om and home-. 'of fumigating a sweet potato stor
sickness w hich the inevitable accom-i age house with Choloro Pickerin
paniment of occupation -duties fol-l(tear gas) for the prevention and
lowing the war. I feel that the control 0f the several storage di
National War Fund is a most worthy seases. This demonstration will be
cause and I hope that it will re- held at the Johnson potato curing
ceive enthusiastic support.
Very sincerely yours,
A. C. McAULIFE
Major General, tf. ! JC
County 4-H Boy
On March 26, 1945, G. C. LytTe, Jr.,
15vear o!d son of Mr d Mrs
G. C. Lytle of the Antioch communi
ty, planted one acre of Coker 10")
Wilt, St. 2 cotton seed for his 4-H
project. He followed approved prac
tices for cultivation and used 725
pounds 6-8-6 fertilizer and 500 lbs.
agricultural lime under the cotton;
and 100 rbs caofitYo and 100 lbs.
each o7"P"otash and nitrate of sovTiPal
a side dresser. This cerrSn planted
3 foot rows with 3 and 4 stalks
to the hill.
. -.August 28 he carried the Tirsf
''V"' v.,ne gin and on October 2,
Ci f- second bale from this
acrt ' o d- It yielded 1002 lbs.
of lin. v-.or 2580 pounds seed
;ass value of the
as $248.59. After
expenses wei ducted G. C. had a
profit of $203. .il.
I County Agent A. S. Knowles says,
that there is a great opportunity
for many more 4-H boys and girls
in Hoke county to enter similar
I projects. By doing so, they can
j add to the family income as well as
I invest part of their profit in bonds.
G. C. has already bought $500 worth
!of bonds from his projects and other
learnings and intends to buy more
j bonds with profits from this cotton
j In previous years. G. C. has con
ducted projects with sweet potatoes,
i and always harvests and sells them
; on the early market. G. C.'s parents
have cooperated with the Extension
Kcrvi-ie in promoting better farming
practices by encouraging 4-H clu'o
boys and girls to follow approved
practice; in both the home and on
Kills Two And
! Injures Four
Baldwin And Ingram
Men Killed Instantly
Car Hits Bridge.
, . , .,
1 Two negros of Lumber Bridge were
:ns'ant'y killed and three more were
seriously mjure-a. adiuraay
r.oon when their car hit the concrete
sidewall of Raft Swamp bridge at
p i the edge of Red Springs.
The car, said to have been travel
ing at high speed, struck the bridge
vaTT ana crushed together, throwing
a wa r an occupant ciear ana mSf!--ling
five other passengers. Wire
guard rails and three well-braced
posts were sheared off cleanly at
the ground Delore tr.e car came to a
stop against the bridge.
Herman Lee Baldwin, driver, and
Robert Ingram were killed and J. T.
Baldwin, Calvin Ingram and Geral
dine Sinclair were taken to a Lum
berton hospital tor Treatment. Esther
Baldwin was only slightly injured.
Baldwin was enroute to CiinTber
ton, it was stated, to make arrange
ments for the funeral of his brother,
who had died of gunshot wounds
following a family fight earlier last
j State Farm Expert
I Here Tomorrow
On Frid.i.v. October 12, at 2:00 p.
m thtve will be a com production
meeting at C. F. Toon's farm located
on the old Maxton road one and
one-half miles south of Raeford,
just west of the Raeford-Red Springs
road. At this f.rm. the N. C. Ex-
give results of the tests. For those
, interested in m..king more corn per
acre, this is 3 chance ro learn, first
j hand, the best practices.
I house near the Oakdale cotton gin.
I Evander Gillis, who holds a posi
tion in Washington, D. C, is spen
ding this week in Raefoiu.