The Hoke County News
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME GL NO. 22
THURSDAY, NOV. 1st, 1943 tOKI. N. C.
MMI PER VEAf
NEWS Of OUR
S-Sgt. Howard Pope
Reaches U. S. A.
Mrs. Lola Pope received word
this week that her son, S-Sgt How
ard Pope, had reached the United
States on October 25. He landed at
San Francisco and is at present at
the Letterman General hospital in
California. Sgt. Pope had been a
prisoner of the Japanese since his
capture on Corregidor in 1942. He
was liberated from the prison camp
at Osaka, Japan, on the tenth of
Julius Niven, reurned veteran of
the war in Europe, was discharged
from the Army at Fort Bragg this
week and is at home in Raeford.
Warrent Officer Joe McBryde,
who has recently returned from the
European Theatre of Operations, is
at home on a forty-five day leave.
Ensign George Bethune spent the
week end in Raeford with his family.
Daniel C. "Tooney" Wilson has
recently been discharged from the
Navy and is at home.
Sgt. Berder Niven, who has been
in Burma and China for the past two
years, is enroute home and is at
Calcutta, India awaiting transpor
tation, according to a message re
ceived by his wife Tuesday.
Cpl. John T. Haire, who has been
In Luzon, has been sent to Japan
for further duty, according to infor
mation received by his wife.
Sgt. Robert B. Ellis of Portland,
Maine, is spending a fifteen-day
furlough with his wife, the former
Miss Marie Clark and twin daugh
ters, Caroline Yvonne and Jerry Leon,
NOTICE TO VETERANS
W. W. Roberts, register of deeds
of Hoke County, has asked the
paper to state that he strongly
advises all discharged servicemen
to bring their discharge certificates
to the courthouse and have them
registered. It is important to these
men that a permanent record be
made of this document, as there
are many times a discharged sol
dier needs his discharge certifi
cate. If it is recorded at the court
house he can always get a certi
fiied copy of it when needed. This
registration costs veterans nothing
In this county, as the county com
missioners have voted for the coun
ty to pay this fee for each veteran.
Announces Plans For
Christmas Seal Drive
Raleigh, Oct. 21. Frank W. Web
ster, executive secretary of the North
Carolina Tuberculosis Association,
has announced that the 1945 Christ
mas Seals, designed by Park Phipps
of the Chicago Institute of Art, have
been shipped to some 32 organized
tuberculosis associations and local
chairn-.en throughout the state.
Traditional Christmas colors of
red and green add a festive theme
to the 1945 seal which features a
healthy young boy, symbol of Ameri
can youth, carrying a holiday wreath
toward a white house with a picket
fence in the background. A red
double-barred cross, emblem of the
crusade for health, completes the
design chosen for this year's tra
ditional tuberculosis Christmas seal.
The new seals should have reached
local personnel by November 1, as
part of the nation-wide campaign to
be conducted between November 19
and December 25. to raise funds for
the control of tuberculosis, Webster
Funds raised throughout the coun
try, he continued, will be used prin
cipally to support local health pro
grams, with all but five percent of
the 1945 North Carolina quota of
$285,000 to be spent within the state.
This five percent will be forwarded
to the National Tuberculosis associa
tion, the parent body of the nation's
2,500 voluntary tuberculosis associa
tions. Plans for the 1945 Christmas Seal
sale are now well underway and
Miss Agnes Mae Johnson has been
announced as chairman of the cam
paign for Hoke County.
Revival At Bethel
Rev. A. M. Fields of Lewisburg.
West Virginia, will open series of
revival services next Sunday eve
ning at the Bethel P-esbyterlan
church. The services will be held
at 7:00 P. M. nightly, Sunday through
Friday and will close with morning
and evening services on Sunday, No
vember 11. y
i Of Freezing Plant
, , . ., .. .
In reply to the questions of many
people of the town and county who
have paid rental on a locker in the
proposed freezing plant, Tom Cam- , was elected incoming vice president to . be presented to the County Com
eron, President of the organization. , succeed Tom Cameron. .v.-,:. ,.; .t m
has explained the status of the pro
ject at present with reasons therefor, I
Ca reron stated in the first place I
that when the directors and stock
holders began to investigate the pro
position thoroughly they found that i
the plant they wanted for this com
munity would take approximately ,
$50,000 to build and install instead of I
the $35,000 originally estimated. To I
mis piani wouia necessitate
the sale of $15,000 more capital
stock and some of the stockholders
are dubious about the wisdom of
investing in a plant costing that
much for a community this size.
I Also learned from these first m.
zing plant of the type desired could
not 'be delivered here within six
months or a year of the ti.r.e ordered,
Cameron said. He said that while
fr7r. nf tho ..j k
Army and the Navy had been avail-
able, the companies manufacturing
these were almost all closed at the
present time and engaged in the
conversion of their plants
f. f i j : j
civilian use. These will not be forth-
coming for some time, he said
vh:l3 there would probably be a
possibility of getting a plant ori
ginally built for the Army or the
Navv, such a plant would not be
suitable for this county.
Finally, he 'rentioned the con
dition of the building material mar
ket at the present time and said
that materials could not be obtained
Due to this and the factors stated
above he said that the directors of
the company had decided to let the lation of President Truman's Southern
project rest for the past several -,nd Western trips, Statesville tonight
weeks. He also said that there held out hone that the Chief Exe- ;
would be a meeting of the directors cutive would be able to appear heTe
and stockholders in tho novt fouriFriday in accordance with plans!
weeks tn iWirio what etin, ,1 ho Anna
either build the plant or decide
, not to build it and return the money
to those who had put it up. He stated
inat tne money raised for locker rent day arternoon that he had heard ,are urged to attend this meeting
.was intact in the Bank of Raeford nothing officially from the White and a-k questions as to securing elec
, at present, none having been used , House and would continue to eo along trie service. The general public as
u ior ine expense or invesiiga-
uiis me piujeci, naving plans drawn,
jl JL Villi Uller
MAXTON, Oct. 28 -The Veter-
ans Administration of North Carolina
has forwarded contracts to Presby
terian Junior college which will per- !
mit veterans under Public Law 16
!..",r;r k "r r'.:;u.' Zl"
dents may enroll for some time there
after. The Special Refresher course
is a new application of well-tested
educational methods. It prepares the
mature student who has not finished
jhigh school for college entrance ex-
anmiduons. ii aoapis posi-graduate
individual instructional techniques to
the adult secendary student. Each
i student may begin just where he
I needs to begin in high school work.
He may proceed as rapidly as he is
able. At the end of any semester he
may take college entrance examina
tions, and if he passes, he may en
ter college. The professors will be
avaiVible at set hours each day for
instructing. explaining, counseling,
di-ectins and testing the work accom-
ohshed. No student need be held
bnck by others in the class. Erphasis
will be upon mathematics, English,
business courses, languages, history,
(science, and Bible. Under plans be -
' ing worked out by the North Carolina
'cnlle?" conference students passing congressman said, "but the people
he college entrance examinations have gone to a lot of expense to pre
will be admitted to all colleges as full Pare for it."
freshmen. ; state Senator Ryan McBryde said
Young people who have had high,
school work interrupted by partici
pation in war industry, foreign stu
dents, returned veterans under the
"G. I. Bill of Rights," and students
who have been injured and are eli
gible for education under Public Law
16 are expected to enroll. Students
taking regular college work or pre
paratory courses mv start atten
dance at any time, and may begin
receiving regular college or high
school credit within not more than
Attend Conference In Raleigh
A. S. Knowles, Hoke County farm
agent, and Miss Josephine Hall, Hoke
County home demonstration agent,
j are in Raleigh this week attending the exciting popularity contest as the
I the conference of farm and home climax of the evening's entertain
demonstration agntt of the state. ment
Kiwanis Club Elects
At a recent meeting the Raeford
ford Kiwanis club elected its of
ficers for the year 1946. Tom Cam
eron, secretary-treasurer or tne up-
i church Milling company, was elected
Dresid(m. to succeEd Dr. Marcus
Smith, and Donald Davis, proprietor
of the Davis 5. 10, and 25c store here.
The new officers will be installed
at a meeting of the club in January.
Truman Will Not
President Truman Monday
celled all of his scheduled out-of-
I Eben Ayers, assistant White House
Press secretary, said the cancella -
tion applied not only to a projected
' week-end visit to North Carolina and
Georgia, but also to a Noverrber 15
engagement at Liberty Mo., a Nov-
ember 19 visit to Oklahoma City and
ru" Jz , t's'""
, at Awac0- 1 ,um D" a-. . .
Ayers attributed the decision to
,h.eavy pressure of business confron-
I tinl tne .President in Washington.
There has been speculation he
may cancel travel pians to give great -
mov ranpal tfatrnl nlana it a?a n.a.t
c HCiauudi diLc-iibiuii lu a me id'
bor-manaeement conference opening
, n.ext.. Monday and b) the meeting
sraning i uesaay on ine vuany impor-
The President hss indicated a de
sire to talk with as many as possible
delegates to the labor-mnnaaeTenf
conference in advance of its opening.
Statesville Chairman Says
Plans Are I'nchanged
1 While' nothing further officially
wns forthcoming from Washington
following Monday's blanket cancel-
made months aeo.
State Senator Hugh C. Mitchell,
chairman of arrangements for Mr,
.Truman's scheduled visit, said Tues-
on tne assumption tnat the President
j would ne nere ." uur plans are un
'changed." he said.
Doughton Says Truman's
j After repeated appeals to the
i White House, Representative Robert
Doughton admitted Tuesday that
1 1 President Truman had definitely de
jcided to cancel his scheduled visit
I1'1 Statesville. Charlotte, and Ral-
eieh. N. r. this Fridav.
The dean of the Tar Heel congres
sional delegation, who had extended
. u.b6uk.u, nav4 cAiciiuw
il l;j . ,i m f , ..rtnriuis iiicty ue indue di Ll.t iiircLiiig.
the bid to the Chief Executive last . .. .
Isi-mmer, expressed doubt that the
. labor situation was the only reason
for the decision against the trip.
"That's just an excuse," he said.
"I don't think the situation is any
more serious than it was before."
He asked why the President's con
ference with the President of the
CIO Automobile Workers union could
not have been set at some time be
sides Friday, and why Mr. Truman
had to intervene in the strike situa
tion. "I thought he was going to
leave the labor troubles to Schwellen
hach," he said, referring to the secre
tary of labor.
Can't Understand It.
Representative Doughton said he' She said that in view of the early
could not understand how the Presi-llack of interest the drive would be
dent could visit "New York. Ten-
nessee and Kentucky." but not North
Carolina, especially in view of the
! fact that elaborate preparations hndwill be at the Presbyterian church
jbeen made long in advance for Mr. j from 12:30 until 5:00 P. M. for the
' Truman's speech at Statesville. "If, purpose of receiving any more old
he had cancelled it two weeks' ago. I clothes members of the congrega -
I it wouldn't have hurt so bad." the
Tuesday that he understood that
the Senate would visit Statesville and
that the program there would be
held in spite of the President's ab
sence. Hallowe'en Carnival
At Hoke High
The annual Hallowe'en carnival,
sponsored by the Hoke-Raeford P.T.-
A., will be held at the high school
on 1 uesday night, November 6. Plans
and preparations are going forward
to provide fun for young and old.
There will be many interesting
booths and side shows, as well as
i games and contests of skill,
Of Ball Park
Alfred Cole, athletic chairman of
ican Legioni said yesterday that a
I notitmn manv irnturo, wnniH
jday This petition wouid be to the
effect that the commissioners take
action to rebuild the grandstand and
build a new fence around the ball
park which the county owns in Rae
ford and which is situated immedi
ately in the rear of the Armory. j
Cole said that the Legion post here ;
plans to sponsor a Junior baseball
i team here next summer and he also
stated that the local Dost was about
t0 iri Itiate action designed to bring
I a Class A or better professional
ciub here for spring training next'
j Tne Legion's idea on the proposi-
, ti0n i$ for the county t0 furnish the
materials for the Droiect and for the
, vocational classes in the Hoke county
, high and tne Upchurch high school!
: to do the work as part or tneir train-
ling. He has evidently already dis-
CUSsed this rjlan with local school
people and found them favorable to
, the idea.
, iif pi rV I f
W. E. Debnam To
, C-0- Af RCA
Speak At REA
Meeting Nov. 7th
. kjy,an Tl iuri
W. E. Debnam. one of the South's
well known commentators, whom
most of us hear every day at one
o'clock over station WPTF. Raleigh,
and Gwyn B. Pri.e, chairman, North
farnlina Rural Klwtrif ira t inn Au
thority. Raleigh, will discuss plans for
energizing rural areas of North Caro
iina be the speakers at the
t'iftn' 3n"nllai meeting of the ' mem- i
bers of the Lumbee River Electric'
Mevbers-hip Corporation to be held
, ' , . ..,. to
t , n , . 4
: 3:00 P M.
All unserved farmers who are in
terested in securing eec-.rlc service
: well as every member of the Co
operative is also urged to attend.
The program is designed to give each
member an opportunity to participate
fully in the transaction of business
and the election of directors.
The nominees for directors are C.
A. Alford, Rowland: J. R. Caddell,
J. E. Morrison, and R. F. Morris,
Maxton; Mrs. Lucy Smith and Mar -
shall Newton. Raeford: Lambert
Lewis, Pemboke; C. L Ballance, St.
Pauls; and J. McN. Gillis, Fayette -
ville. Additional noxinations for di -
, . . .
J. J. idlluu, mandrel, aidLn mab
bids are being received to be opened
tnrtav at 1 n 5ft Vtork fnr th con -
struction of 100 miles of 1940 ap
proved "B" project lines.
Reports Old Clothes
Drive Moving Slowly
Mrs. J. W. Currie, chairman of
the campaign for old clothing for
the people of the World s war beaten
countries now being put on by the
Raeford Presyterian church, said yes-
day that response to the appeal for
used clothing had been quite disap-
pointing so far.
continued a little longer. A special
collection is asked for next Monday
.afternoon when coxnwttee members
tion or others of the community may
wish to donate. She said there is
a special need for men's clothing
and that so far this had been the
type least contributed.
The annual Achievement Day pro
gram of the Hoke County Home Dem- 1 gulation. said an OPA official, govern Methodist Ineathering Today
onstration clubs will be held Wed- prices at all distribution levels on all
nesday afternoon. November 7, at , refrigerators made after July 1, 1945. The Raeford Methodist church is
2:30. "reports Josephine Hall, home: Maintaining 1942 price levels on holding its annual ingathering today
agent. This meeting will be held in these refrigerators continues OPA's at the Raeford Armory. A barbe
connection with the annual REA policy of "holding the price Inie" cue dinner will be served from noon
meeting which is also to be held on on long-absent products now coming until one-thirty and supper will be
that day in the courthouse. .bark on the market. Other major! served from five-thirty until seven
The club women are asked to as- appliances that will return at 1 941 P. M. Plates will be priced at one
semble at the Raeford grammar, or 1942 retail prices include washers dollar each.
school promptly at 2:30. After the and ironers, radios, vacuum cleaners. I Side attractions will be the aue
reports are given they will go tojelectric irons, etc. tioneering of tobacco, cotton, a pony
the court house to hear W. E. On display in Raeford at present and saddle and other items by Gene
Debnam speak. are a new Frigedaire at Baucom Ap- MaynanJ, tobacco auctioneer. This
A prize will be given to the club pliance company, a new General Elec- , will take place immediately ttler
having the largest attendance. Every j trie refrigerator at Raeford Furniture supper and other produce and mijcel
club member is cordially invited to company and a new Bendix washing laneous donations will alio be told
attend these combined meetings. machine at McLauchlin company. at this time.
The Stonewall lo&?. commit -
tee in tne united wi (5, I urive
jwill hold a square dam. - Tues
day night at the Hendi , -e at
Arabia. The dance is "c held
In an effort by this cor. Ydee to
meet their township quota in the
drive, and riceipts from the dance
will be given to the United War
Fund. Dancing will be from nine
to twelve and the public is cordially
invited to attend.
Liquor, as usual, brought in most
of the cases to last Tuesday's ses-
sion of Hoke county Recorder's court
before Judge Henry McDiarmid.
In four separate cases the defen-
dants were charged with being drunk
and disorderly. The defendants were
John. Evans, Willie B. MeEachern,
Mary MeEachern, and Tracy Mc-
Rae, and Mary MeEachern was also
charged with having a quantity of
non-iax-pam nquor in ner possesion.
t-acn deienaant was sentenced to
thirty days to be suspended on pay-
ment of the costs and each paid
Percy Chavis, indian, was charged
; with breaking and entering by Lillie
Henderson. The state accepted a Plea of four of the town's civic clubs
I of forcible trespass and Chavis was with the town divided into four. The
j taxed with the court costs. northeast section will be worked by
Claude Tyler, white man of Hoke the Music club with Mrs. W. B. Mc
. County, was charged with using Lauchlin, chairman, and Mesdame
profane and indecent language. On v. p. Baker, R. L. Murray, Alfred
I a plea of guilty Judge McDiarmid Cole. H. R. McLean and Lewis Up
sentenced him to thirty days on the church. The Northwest section w!'!
roads, sentence to be suspended on be worked by the Order of the East
payment of the costs and on con- em Star with Mrs. Israel Mann,
dition of good behavior for a period chairman, and Mesda res H. C. Rob
of two years. erts. Frank Tapp, Herbert McKeithan.
James Arthur McBryde, colored, C. L. Thomas and M. T. Poovey. The
a fine of fifty dollars and the
court costs and lost his driving li-
rerlse fr nne Var fr drving a car
while under the influence of liquor.
Thomas A. Davis, white man of
SamPson County, paid a fine of fifty
dollars and the costs of the court
an 'os s hunting license for one
: year for killing a doe in Hoke county,
and lost hs hunting license for one
Robert Carraway, white rran of
South Carolina, had a sentence of
sixty days suspended on payment
of a fine of fifty dollars and the
court costs for carrying a concealed
Malcolm White, colored, was let
off with the costs for disturbing re
, ligious worship when the ruling .
elders interceded in his behalf.
i Luvenie Cole, colored, was found
.guilty of assault and of using pro-
fane and indecent language. Three
; months was suspended on payment
I of the costs and good behavior for
two years for the assault and thirty
days was suspended on payment of
j 'he costs in the other case.
! Henry Morrion, colored, was found
nf,t pinitv nn a pharir nt accaiiit-
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J. Roy Clunk, who will be remem
bered by baseball fans of this section
as the business manager of the Wil
liamsport "Grays" when that class A
team used to train here, was a visi
tor in town several hours Tuesday.
Mr. Clunk's home is in Williamsport
j but for the past several years he
has been business manager of the
Elmira, New York team, also in the
' Clunk was noncommittal when ask-
ed about possibilities of bringing his
club to this town for their spring
tranng next year, and it appears
that possibilities of the Elmira club
coming here are not good. This club
i is a farm of the St. Louis Browns.
'and apparently have less to do with
'the location of thei- spring training
camp than did the Williamsport team,
RALEIGH. Oct. 28. New electric
i refrigerators returning to the market
will do so at about the same retail
i prices as in 1942, according to the
I Raleigh district office of OPA.
A recent "reconversion price" re-
1 VlCtOry LOHn DriVe
Community Committee Chair
Mrs. William L. Poole and Miss
Josephine Hall, co-chairmen of the
women's side of the EiPhth "Victory"
Loan drive in Hoke County which
began last Monday and will continue
through December 8. yesterday an
nounced the names of the women of
the county who will conduct the
drive. Neill A. McDonald, county
chairman, has not announced an
overall organization as yet.
The women who are to be com
munity chairmen are as follows: Al
lendale, Miss Bennie McLauchlin;
Antioch, Miss Jean Hodgin; Arabia,
Mrs. Stanley Crawey; Ashley Heights
Mrs. N. F. Sinclair; Blue Springs,
Mrs. D. J. Dalton; Mildouson, Mrs.
N. H. G. Balfour: Pine Forest, Mrs.
Mary Helton: Raedeen, Mrs. Will
'McNe-M. Rockfish, Mrs. T. C. Jones;
Wayside' Mrs D K Parker.
Mrs Pooe sajd yesterdav that th?
Raeford women nad d(Jcjded to ean.
.... ,,.. , t,,mj,
ber g and she urges Raeford people
to stay at home that day so the
canvassers can find them. This
work will be done by the women
Southeast section will be coverei
bv the Educational club with Mrs
H. L. Gatlin. Jr., chairman, ar-J
Mesdames T. B. Upchurch, Jr., C. W.
Seate. and Paul Dickson, Jr. Th
Southwest section will be workel
by the Literature club with Mrs. H.
K, Holland, chairman,
dames J. S. Johnson, J.
K. Holland, chairman, and Mes-
Knowles, K. A. MacDonald,
B. Whitley, and J. R. Hamp-
1 RALEIGH, October 27. In a broad
field out from Red Springs last week
Agriculture Commissioner Kerr Sc 't
operated the first cotton picker ev r
to be used in North Carolina,
. After he had observed the machine
P'ck as much cotton in one hour as
a good field hand can harvest in a
week from early Monday morning
i unni aaiuroav nieni. iu nours a nnv
i rninmiiinn Smtt avnrMH
picker will mean a new day for cot
ton in North Carolina and in the
"This cotton picker is going to put
i King Cotton back on the throne ir
Dixie," declared Scott as he climbed
down from a trial run on the machine.
I "I've picked a lot of cotton here,
but my back feels just as good as
when I started," s: id S.ott to a farm-
ier who had just cormented that the
cotton picker would "save many a
poor farmers back."
i The cotton picker, purchased by
the Liberty Manufacturing company
of Red Springs fn- $5,000. will be
used for custom picking throughout
that area, according t G. T. Ah
ford, general manager of the firm
who was in charge of the exhibition.
I Ashford said that he and Edwin
Pate of L.a;irinhnr:r. president of the
campany. d ridc-d tn "bring one into
North C.rolina since it began to
look as if nobody was going to do it."
While farm laborers in Hoke and
i Robeson counties, and throughout the
'State for that matter, are charging
'from $2.25 to $3 per hunded pounds
to pick cotton. Ashford and Pate are
J doing the work f, $ 125 per hundred
i and "don't know and don't care
much whether we are making any
I money at this business right now or