The Hoke County News
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XL NO. 24
KAKFORD, N. C. THURSDAY, NOV. 15th, 1945
S?.00 PER 1 'AV
) Sergeant Howard Pope
oets noTie nucr wvci
Three Year Prisoner
Technical Sergeant Howard Pope,
survivior of .probably more hard
ship than any other man in this
county to come out of the late war
alive, arrived here last week after
having been away over four years.
Sergeant Pope was a member of
the Regular Army before the Japa
nese attacked Pearl Harbor, and was
stationed in the Philippine Islands
at that time. After surviving the
battle of Bataan peninsula he was
among the men taken prisoner by
the Japanese on Corregidor Island.
He endured life as a prisoner of the
Japanese for over three years until
he was finally liberated at Osaka
In the mainland of Japan.
Sergeant Pope was brought to Let
terman General hospital in Califor
nia when he reached the United
cintac gnH was looking hale and
hearty when he arrived in Raeford
Sgt. Raymond Love, now station
ed at Seymour Johnson Field, Greens
boro, spent the week end with
J. L. Little, TM 2-c, arrived last
week from China to spend a thirty
day leave with his wife, the former
Miss Mary Lilly Pickler, and children
at the home of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. E. R. Pickler. He is spending
several days this week with his
mother in Suffolk, Va.
Sgt. Walter E. Webb was separa
ted from the service last Thursday
at Fort Bragg. He arrived in the
States November 3 from the ETO.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. P. A.
Lt. Kenneth A. McKethan, who
for some time has been in the ETO,
landed in the States Monday and is
expected in Raeford shortly, accord
ing to a message received here by
his wife, the former Miss Mary Eli
Ensign Jack McPhaul of Parkton
.sited relatives here last week. He
vas recently commissioned at Chap
el Hill and will leave shortly for duty
in the Pacific.
T-Sgt. William K. Leach has re
ceived his discharge from the United
States Army at the Camp Cooke,
California, Separation center. He
was a member of the 13th Armored
Division in the ETO.
Daniel J. Love, Jr., of the Lubbock
Army Air Field, Lubbock, Texas,
has been promoted recently to the
rank of 'staff sergeant.
Grady Bums was discharged from
the army this week and is at home.
He is a veteran of two overseas
tours of duty, the West Indies and
ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 6. Lt. Col.
Eugene Alexander, chaplain, left the
army recently just as he had en
tered it in 1917 in the company of
his beloved GIs. He was retired
from the the service at Lawson Gen
eral hospital, where he has been
chaplain for the last 13 months. At
his own request, he was separated
with enlisted men of the famed
Fourth "Ivy" division in the cere
mony which bids farewell to the
service for enlisted men.
Alexander, a native North Caro
linian, from Manchester, first pntered
the service as a private in 1917 and
was commissioned as a chaplain
five weeks later. He left his North
Carolina pastorate in 1940 to again
serve his country in World War II.
He served two years at Fort Jack
son, first as regimental chaplain of
an Engineer regiment, and then as
divisional chaplain of the famed 30th
"Old Hirkorv" division. One year
as post chaplain at the Camp Wheel
er Infantry center, and 13 months as
hospital chaplain at Northington
General hospital in Tuscalossa, Ala.,
preceded his service at Lawson Gen
Lt. Col. Alexander will be remem
bered by many Hoke county people
the pastor of the Bethel and
ihiloh Presbyterian churches short
ly after the first World War.
Friends of Mrs. Robert McDonald
will regret to learn of the death
of her father. Dr. C. R. Peterson,
which occurred In Thomasville, N.
C, last week. The remains were
taken back to Chicago tor the funeral
and interment, which took place Sat
For Lt. Paul McCain
Legion, is sponsoring the final home
Dr. and Mrs P. P. McCain received Kame on the schedule of Hoke County
the Air Medal with two oak leaf Hieh School here at Armory park
clusters and the purple heart for next Wednesday afternoon. The
their son, Lt. Paul McCain, who was , visitors will be from Troy High school
declared officially dead by the War and the kickoff will be t.. two P. M.
Department after having been mis-Hoke High has played Troy to a
sing in action in an air raid over,8- tie already this season at the
Europe since July 8, 1944. Atten- Troy park. Tickets are on sale by
ding the ceremonies in addition to the American Legion at a price of
Dr. and Mrs. McCain were John
L. McCain, brother; Jane Todd Mc
Cain, Irene McCain, and Mrs. N. R.
McCollum, sisters; Lt. Col. R. A. Mc
Braver. MC. and wife and Mr. and
Mrs. L. B. McBrayer, uncles and
aunts. Corporal George Thornton,
of the Air Forces, whose brother was
also killed as co-pilot of Lt. Mc-
Cain's plane, was also present.
The presentation was made at Pope
; Field, Fort Bragg, on Tuesday, Nov-
ember 5, 1945, by Colonel Younger
A. Pitts, Pope Field commanding of-
Lt. McCain was a sophomore
Davidson college when he en
.v.. a a: t1 n.lnU,
Hie nu J. l in uliuci,
1943. He was trained as a navigator lyiV ta A nil tf All
at Selman Field, Monroe, La., and.lU v riUallUU
went overseas in April, 1944. On
July 8 1944, the Flying Fortress Q h Improvements Als0 Re.
ir. which he was navigator went down
in the North Sea. There were two cormend?d.
surviviors to the crash but Lt. Mc-
Cain, ' who was 22 years of age a',
the tiire, was never heard from.
(By D. Scott Poole)
Prtriffroce 5e caM tn ho Ctlttinff thP.OillS.'
taxes nearly six billion dollars a 1 "W have examined the report of
year. If tr.2 cut is six billion, what the .Tustice of Peace and fuund
is the whole tax? it to be in order."
I "We have examined the report of
I fear we have a Hitler in the the Mayor of the Town of Raeford
making of ex-United States Senator ! and found it to be in order."
R. R. Reynolds. That is what We have examned jail and
preacher Peter Marshall of Washing- found a light waj D0eded ln
ton, D. C, says from his pulpit. l,,y mnm,n'. hathrnnm nH (ho
do not know a worse sign of futpe!plumbing be repaired and
decay in the greatest democracy, and
the only true democracy I know of
is threatened with destruction by
folks who have a chance to rebuild
The laborer is worther of his hire,
but if that laborer kills the goose
that lays the golden egg will he
not in that act destroy his own future
prespects of success.
Two brothers may have equal op
portunity, but their success will hard
ly be identical. One will have bet
ter success than the other under the
same sunshine and rain.
Two brothers may farm on ad
joining tracts of land, with the same
soil, sunshine and rain, even plant
ing the same seed, cultivate with
the same tools, but the yields will
not be identical. I never saw equal
success achieved. And, one will go
on expensive trips, eat more expen
sive foods, but really no better,
however, and the other will stay at
home and save and protect what he
has accumulated, and after twenty
five years one is a well-to-do man,
and the other "on the hog."
The United States fed and clothed
many needy people during the past
five years and furnished her Allies
I arms, ammunition and airplanes, or
i the Axis powers would have won
the war, and we would have been
jnow enslaved. How would you like
I to have a snaggled toothed Jap boss
When you have an opportunity to
help a returned war veteran, re
member that you are only showing
your gratitude for his standing be
tween you and Hitler, Himler, and
the like. He saved YOU from en
slavement. Everybody should strive to pro
duce enough small grain, vegetables
and the like for his family needs.
People get a hint of what is in store
for them these days when they can
not get the goods they actually need.
I remember hearing of people eat
ing some strange foods back in the
Money must be more plentiful.
Wages run higher than they did in
the years following the Civil War.
Then man -with a ten-acre allot
ment (or tobacco h andles more
money now in one season than three
sandhill townships eighty years a
go. I Make Ray of Little River section
of Moore County, was forman for
a large sawmilling company in the
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Hoke High Will Play
; T rnv Hio-Ji HprA Wvf
(Readers are reminded that the
Ellis Williamson Post of the American
liny cems eacn.
This will be the windup to a
fairly iuceessful season for the Hoke
High laam. They have played some
teams out of their class but followers
ensid'r that as a whole the boysjfjve and at about eleven-twenty the Hopes will be distributed at the church
have done well this season. Coaches , bidding on this property began. All j dor to be used in this offesing.
,have been Lawrence McNeill, Willie I bids on this property were subject! Tne sermon will be delivered by
"", aim mure reuemiy v,oacn,to confirmation by the owner, Mrs. n.i.. maness di inememo-
jJerry Roberts, of the high schoollj. s. Johnson. Highest bid obtained I dist church. Members of the choirs
'faculty. Lat Thursday afternoon by the auctioneer was $30,000 onlof 'he three churches will lead the
we Ioal boy? looked impressive in:
.oeieat ng Massey mil nign school is
to 0 ;jre-
ter;Grr nd Jury Would
B - . -
The Grand Jury of Hoke County,
in thr r repc-t to JuHge Burney at
this v eks trm of Punerinr court,
recorr tended that the county abat
toir, iw located near the armory,
wed outside the citv limits.
-orn- follows: I
have examined fifteen bills i
'tmpnt. anrl fntind fifteen true!
we recommend that the jail floor be
painted and that a new cook stove
"We examined the City Hall and
found it to be in fair condition ex
cept that there should be some re
pairs made on the plumbing in one
"We examined the County Office
Building and Court House and found
them to be well kept"
"We visited the Abattoir and find
that it is not properly equipped for
) the disposal of refuse and would
recommend that it be moved outside
the city limits."
"We examined the reports of the
Administrators and Executors and
found them to be in order."
'"We wish to express our apprecia
tion to his Honor John J. Burney
and to ur Solicitor F. E. Carlyle, for
their fine cooperation and assistance."
Postmaster Lacy Clark spent
Armistice Day in Washington, D. C.
THINK THIS OVER, PLEASE
Several years ago when divisions were being trained
for combat in this vicinity it was considered patriotic to
make room for their families in our homes so they could
be together in what might be the last chance Jthey would
ever have. We understand cooperation also rents were
mighty good around here about that time and that many
servicemen were able to be with their families the last
iew days or weeks before they left because of this.
The war is over now. These men have won it, and the
onos who fought and won it are by no means all out of the
army. They are back and stationed in this vicinity again,
having been away from their families for as long as 3 years
in some cases. The demand for places for their families to
live is greater now than it has ever been, we are told by
sources that should know. The rents are still good around
here. It seems to us we owe these men a little more than
we did before they had been away and offered their lives
for whatever they were sent to fight for. They have taken
the risks and done the job now,1'-
Let's give them a break wherever we can. If you
can make room for a soldier and his wife or family let
this paper or Neill A. McDonald know it and we'll send
you one that same day. Think it over.
Auction Company With
The C. F. Williams and Alston j giving service and the service this
Clark Auction company of High year is in keeping wbh that estab-j
Point, North Carolina, came to townl'sned custom. The time of the ser-j
vesterdav comDlete with four-Diece 'vice has been fixed at this hour
brass band to sell business and resi-!to
dential property here being handled
jointly by William L. Poole and F.
The music started in front of the
old Page Trust company building
on Main Street at about ten-fortv-
this building, and this offer was
not accepted by the owner.
Next on the program was the lot i
on Main street between the Home
Food market and the Raeford Hard-'
ware company. This property was
also subject to confirmation by the
owner, L. E. Reaves, Jr., and the
bid of $158 per front foot was not
accepted by him.
The only two properties sold by
the company yesterday were two resi
dential properties yesterday after-
noon, both on Stewart street. One organization in the countv, was host cenv and with receiving stolen prop
osed by Mrs. Cora Jackson, wasjto approximately one hundred and ertv knowing it to have been stolen,
bmieht by E. L. Hunt, who is in treiSevertv five veterans of the first and He was found not guilty of larceny
trucking business. The other, own- j second worid wars at a banquet at but was found guilty of receiving in
ed by H. L. Gatlin, Jr., was pur-. tne armory iast Monday night. Vet- j two cases and sentence was three
chased by Jesse N. Gulledge, recent' y I erans prefent included men both in years.
Uluf tli? army' . . was,$6100-'and out of the armed forces at pres- In the only murder case of the
The other property for sale was:ent, members of the Legion fromlterm, James Lee Baldwin, colored
..c .. -. s c. L Reaves, Jr. on the boLh warS) and veterans who Were,man of Stonewall township, entered
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corner Ol r niton oucei anu rnui
Avenue, uiaaing reacnea me neig
oornooa ot (uuu ana tne nign o.a
was not acceptea uy me ownei.
County Is 5400 Nearer
To War Fund Goal
John McGoogan, county chairman
of the United War Fund drive, an-
TXo 60 oravinedi56: ' """"'
lacked only $600 of having raised of ;he local post.
w wn rJ in ?hl Toast.r.aster for the occasion was
n XT nH tht 42n ithe teta!!W- U P00le' cmnder ' the post.
P1I rl I MZnV''" makinB severaI remarks in
amount raised to date. McGoogan !nr.fa. th chioct nf h odivi
further stated that he had definite
i . , i j-:
assurance of $2O0 more coming in,
so that $400 was all he had to worry
about now. Sanatorium, Ashley
Heights, and Wayside have each x" fleers of the local rjost each of whom
ceeded their quota in this drive and J, V Vu . if . .? u
McZL ThaTcallea a JmW I.e v
.11 th cnmmunitv chairmen at the
- 7 , . : ,
courthouse tomorrow night for the
puic u. ,u,
of raising the balance, as he says(post as tQ athletics for this com.
this county hasnt missed yet onmunity and coun.,y Jn thfi future He
something of this sort and he means tated the intention of the t t0
for that record to stand through this
drive The meeting will be at 7:30
Mrs. Austin Improves
The condition of Mrs. J. H. Austin,
who underwent a serious operation
10 days ago, in Presbyterian hos
pital, Charlotte, is improving. Mr3.
Austin was quite sick last week.
Hes To Hold
! un. fy "vices
On 'i."? nvine
giving Day servit be held in
i the Presbyterian d. rch Thursday
Iniorning Nov- 22 at 9:30. For a num -
ber of years it has been a custom
makl? it convenient for those who
attend the service to participate in
other activities during the holiday.
The congregaton of the Baptist,
Methodist, and Presbyterian churches
wl" make their offerings for their
respective Orphans' Homes. Enve-
, congregational singing
Legion Has Banquet
.Local Post Feeds
The Ellis Williamson post of the,
American Legion, the only veterans'
not mpmhprs nf tho Winn Thoro
' were aiso
several visitors from
The meal was a delicious one, ser-
ved in quantities that make lean men
fat and fat men fatter, and consisted
ui lurnejr, uiessmg, gimei gravy, to nrieen years in tne state peni
rice, sweet potatoes, rolls, snap beans, ' tentiary at Raleigh
and coffee All present were well onie Ruth Baldwin, wife of James
filled and thats emphasis by under- Baldwin, was also charged with
statement. The meal was cooked and j j j. .u- e...
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ties, both actual and contemplated,
of the legion here and all over the
country, Colonel Poole introduced.
ul ."'l. .aom:
i furrea ioie, cnairman 01 tne atnie-
Uc committee and adjutanti ex
piain(d to the men the aims of the
sponsor American Legion Junior base
ball here next summer and said the
post also hoped to be able to help
get a professional ball club to train 8Ul,ly' ana snlen wo
here next spring. Cole also said that yfawas suspended and Hines was
the post was doing what it could to Placed on Probation for five years
get action taken to get the ball park'1" connection with the same check,
here repaired and grandstand and Har Huggins, white, was charged
fences rebuilt. He also announced receiving stolen money know-
that the post was sponsoring the high ' u to have been sto,en- a11
school football game here next Wed- 'he money was recovered by !ts
nesdav rightful owner, Judge Burney sus-
iRobert Gatlin, chairman of the Pended a sentence of twelve months
membership committee of the post ?n condjtion of five years good be
spoke briefly on the membership aims havlr by HuSins
and achievements of the post. He Koah Carlyle, white taxi driver,
was followed by D. H. Hodgin', post w'is charged with housebreaking and
service officer, who told what he larceny on Jennings Maultsby's
and the post were prepared to do for premises on the Laurinburg road,
recently discharged veterans in the H? w-as found guilty of knowingly
way of obtaining all the benefits receiving stolen goods and sentence
they have coming. Hodgin intro-1 of 'hree to five years was suspended
duced Sam Snead of the Red Springs ,on payment nf the costs and five
post, who told of the work he is 'years Rodd behavior,
doing a an employer of the State Allene Thomas, colored, anpealed a
Veterans' Commission. N. H. G. Bal- one year sentence for violating the
four was presented by the chairman prohibition laws from Recorder's
, and explained that one of the big court. She was found guilty and
duties and aims of the organization sentence was one year. She was
was to promote and inspire good charged with selling non-tax-paid
citizenship in the youth of this coun-jliquor and previous convictions were
try and just what the Legion is do- considered.
ing to accomplish this. Matthew Brown and Johnny White-
I In addition to eating and listening ;side, colored bnvs about seventeen
to each other talk, the veterans were; ynars old and both alumni of the
entertained by a colored qunitet M,,;t r(nr,ji ii .,.
which sang several songs.
Moore County Young
Democrats Will Feed
H. Clifton Blue, president of the
Moore County Young Democratic
club, advised the News-Journal yes-
I terday that the club was holding a
I banquet and rally at the Southern
Pines Country club next Tuesday
evening, November 20, at seven P.
M., honoring the returned service
men of Moore County. He stated
that ' State Revenue Commissioner
Edwin Gill, would be the principal
speaker and that Hoke county de
mocrats were invited. There will
be a charge per plat.
Judge J. J. Burney
Shows Defendai ts
Murder Defendant Given Twelve
To Fifteen Years.
In the November term of Hoke
County Superior Court, which was
convened here Tuesday morning by
Judge John J. Burney, the judge
pronounced heavy sentences for the
defendants in the cases of tobacco
men wnicn were sent up from re
corder's court several weeks ago.
The criminal docket was completed
early yesterday afternoon and eight
of the divorces on the civil docket
were granted before the court ad
journed for the day.
Jimmie Arties, Christian Bailey,
Clyde Jones, and Tang McGoogan,
all colored, entered pleas of guilty!
as charged in two cases each in
which they were charged with the
larceny of tobacco from Julian
Wright, Earl Tolar and others. Sen
tences were two to three years for
Arties, three to four years for Bailey,
eighteen months for Jones and eigh
teen months for McGoogan.
! Also charged in connection with
the same tobacco was Duncan Thomas,
i coiorea. wno was charged with Iar-
I a lM ,,;it f ,1
' degree murder for the killing of his
father, Rudolph Baldwin, in a drunk-
en shooting at their home several
This plea was accepted
by the State and sentence was twelve
her husband to km his fathe; with.
Judge Burney dismissed this case be-
fore it reached the jury when evi-
dence showed tha' she didn't have
u :J. u 4. j. ...u
iiiutu lucd lie was kuuik wj uu wiiiii
he did with it when she handed him
Donnie FarreU colored appeaIed
I PonvlcVon of careless and reckless
driving from recorder's court, in a
arising from an accident he
I had on the Aberdeen
on the Aberdeen road with
Floyd Seals. The State accepted a
plea of nolo contendere in this case
and prayer for judgment was con
tinued on payment of the costs.
Lamar Hines, colored, was charged
with the larceny and forgery of a
government check from a colored
woman heTe- "e enteIed a ?lea. of
found suilty of breaking and enter
ing and larceny at Lee Maultsby's
place at Montrose last September 11.
Sentence was from four to five years
on the roads for each.
Iranians Have New Cooks
At the weekly meeting .last Thurs
day evening the Raeford Kiwanis
club, usually fed by Mrs. Lucy Smith,
was fed meal cooked and served
by the house committee consisting
of Israel Mann, Walter Duncan Brown
and Donald Davis. The meal was
an excellent one and consisted of
hamburger steak, potatoes, rolls, csf
fee and dessert with fruit cake.