The Hoke County Newt
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XL NO. 30
RAEFORD. N. C. THURSDAY, DEC. 27th, 1915
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Sgt. Pope Commended
By Adjutant General
Tech Sgt. Howard Pope, who is
here on furlough after returning
from Japan where he was a prisoner
from the days of the fight on Bataan
Pensinula until the end of the war,
last week received the following let
ter from the Adjutant General's of
fice of the War Department:
To: S-Sgt. Howard Pope,
In a letter dated 17 April 1945,
Lieutenant Commander George G.
Harrison, D-V (G) USNR, notified
this office of your excellent conduct
under hazarous circumstances while
you were under supervision as a
prisoner of the Japanese Govern
ment in Camp Number Eleven. Be
cause of your acceptance of re
sponsibility and your understanding
end cooperation you have shown what
the American soldier can do under
I desire to express to you my thanks
and to commend you for your excel
(s) J. A. Ulio
The Adjutant General.
CWO Joe McBryde, who has re
cently returned from Germany, is
now stationed at Carp Butner, N. C.
First Lt. Harold Keith, who spent
twenty-six months in the Pacific
Theatre with the Far F.ast Air Force,
reached home Monday. He has been
seDarated f-om the service and is
on terminal leave. I
I Industrial and institutional users
Pvt. John E. Little, husband of of sugar were advised today by OPA
Mrs Flossie Little of Roeford, is on District Director Theodore S. John
his way home Little is one of 2,063 ,sn hat allotments will be continued
high-point army veterans whom the " the same levels for the first quar
"Magic Carpet" is bringing back to ter of 1946 as during the fourth
he states aboard the USS Missoula. Quarter of this year. The only ex-
ception is for products which in
Frank Currie of the Merchant Ma
rines, has just returned from France :
and is spending his furlough with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Has
ty of Blue Springs.
Sgt. Henry McArthur of Ft. Mon- 1
mouth, N. J., is spending this week
here with his wife. j
Pfc. William Poole, Jr., has been j
promoted to T-5. He is now enjoying
14 inches of snow in Northern Hon- .
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Jeptha Peele, (USNR) of Jackson-
ville, Fla., is home on leave.
SK 1-c Dan Cox of Norfolk, spent
Christmas at home.
Sgt. Ed McNeill landed on
West Coast last Thursday.
Cadet 'Myra Mott of Watts hospi
tal, Durham, visited her mother
over the week end.
Lt. Watson Gillis and wife of San
Diego, Calif., spent Christmas with
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Gillis. They left
Thursday for Fredersburg, Va., to
visit Mrs. Gillis1 parents. Lt. Gil-
lis will report to Conn, the first of
the year where he will go to school.
Sgt. John K. McNeill, Jr., of
Washington, D. C, and wife of Green
ville, S. C, spent Christmas with
Sgt. McNeill's parents Mr. and Mrs.
John K. McNeill.
Capt. and Mrs. Frank Williams of
Durham spent Christmas day with
Mr. and Mrs. N. B. Blue.,
Lt. Robert W. Elmer of New York
and his sister, Ba:b,ra of Spring-
f eld, Mass.. spent the Christmas
nouaay wr.n wrs. i-am-.er ami i.er
parents, the Rev.
and Mrs. W. L.
29-CENT DASE FOR
EGGS NEXT SEASON
A 29-cent-a-dozen b. se support
price for eggs during the flush pro
duction season next spring was an
nounced formally by Secretary of
Agriculture Anderson last night.
Producers will be assured of a U.
S. average farm price of 29 cents
dozen. In the midwest, where
irices historically average lower
than on either the west or east coast,
the support level will average 27,
cents a dozen.
Anderson said his department will
support the egg market by means 'men.. We should all worship with
of purchases of dried, frozen and them.
graded shell eggs. Such eggs will j 5:00 P. M. Meeting of Youth Fel
be sold for export, sold to other gov- lowship.
ernment agencies or transferred to 7:00 P. M. Monday Watch Night
schools for use in lunch programs. Service In basement of the church.
He said none will be "dumped" back 7:00 P. M. Wednesday choir re
on trie market Ihearsal.
Mrs. J. C. Howell
Dies At Lumberton
I 'Mrs. J. C. Howell, widow of the
late J. C. Howell, passed away at
i her home near Lumberton last Thurs
day afternoon at three thirty o'clock
I after a short illness. She had been
: seriously ill recently but had recov
' ered enough to be up and about the
house when she fell and struck her
head. This indirectly lead to her
death a short time later. She was
seventy-seven years of age.
Final rites were conducted at three
o'clock Friday afternoon at Ten Mile
Baptist church, of which the deceas
ed was a member, by the pastor.
Burial followed in the churchyard
Surviving aire the following chil
dren: Mrs. Milton Campbell, Mrs.
John Bouyer, and J. D. Howell of
IRaeford; Mrs. Pritchard Powers,
Mrs. George Ayash, J. W. Howell, B.
I F. Howell and Arch Howell of Lum
jberton; F. C. Howell and John How-
ell of Charlotte; thirty six grand
children, and thirteen great-grand-,
clude jams, jellies, friiit butters, and
Sugar allotments for institutional
mers, including restaurants, for the
J muary-Fobruary period will be
computed on the basis of the same
per-meals allowances as at the pres
ent, Johnson said.
At the same time he announced
that Sugar Stamp No. 39 will -be
validated for consumer purchase of
f:v pounds nf sugar on January 1,
and will expire April 30.
The civilian sugar allocation for
the first quarter of 1946 recently an-
nounced by the U. S. Department of
Agrieulture not sufficient to ppr.
mit increasing r3tions ,0 various
types of users, Johnson said.
Over World Bank
WASHINGTON. A Russian ques
tionmark cast its shadow over the
, newly-created International Stabi-
j lization Fund and World Bank.
The Soviet Union was the only
major power among 16 nations whose
(signature lines remained blank after
yesterday's ceremonies that brought
the two big financial agencies into
Under terms of the 45-nation Bret-
ton Woods agreements, the 16 have
until next Monday midnight to sign
ias original members.
Some government officials ex-
I pressed belief Russia would come In
under the deadline. There was
: speculation among others, however,
j that she might de'iy action pending
isome word whether this country
wmid be receptive to a Soviet loan
application. None of the officials
( WOuld permit their names to be used
in any cventi the Monday deadline
is not all-important. The agreements
provide that any nation desiring to
participate in the fund and bank after
Dor-ember 31 may do so if its ap
plication is epproved by the govern
ing boards of the two agencies.
W. L. Maness. Minister
9:45 A. M. Church School.
11:00 A. M. Student Recognition
Service, with sermon by Rev. Wal- '
lace Martin Ellis, student at Bob
Jones college. The service will be
in the hands of younir men and wo- I
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OPA's recent upward adjustment
in the ceiling price for Southern Pine
lumoer is the first step in a Plan
to secure general compliance with
ceiling prices, Theodore S. Johnson,
OPA District Director, said today.
Prices for Southern pine produced
by mills generally are being increased
4.7 per cent or an average of $1.25
per 1,000 bo .rd feet, he pointed out.
j For small milLs that produce rough
I lumber only and do not operate
planing mills, increases averaging $5
per 1.000 board feet is authorized.
I Johnson explained that there will
, be no resulting increase in ceiling
pi ices to builders, far.rers and citi
jzens buyng Southern pine, because
I retail dealers are being required to
' absorb the price increases.
The Duke Stopped Here
Raeford wjs honored last Friday
morning by a visit from His Royal
Highness the Duke of Windsor and
his Duchess. The couple were en
route to their home at Palm Beach,
Fla., and stopped at the Raeford ho
tel for breakfast.
Drop In Requirements Revealed
With Release Of New List For
A detailed list of the point scores
necessary for discharge for various
ratings in the U. S. Navy has been
The list gives the necessary number
of points for discharge in the various
ratir.ss now, and the changes effec-
tive on January 1 and February 2.
Five men were sent to Raleigh
yesterday from the station for en
listment in the navy. They are Ben
iLeroy Christenbury, Jr., of Charlotte,
Clyde A. Albright of Bessemer City,
Rilly Jerry Runy:.n of Earl, Ira B.
Montgomery of Charlotte, Calvin W.
Riggins, Jr., of Charlotte who re
cn!ised after 31 months in the navy,
and C. Brooks Bartley of Charlotte.
Scores necessary for discharge or
release to inactive duty are as fol
lows: Male commissioned and warrant
officers, except officers classified
medical corps and naval aviators in
t flight status, present score 44,
thange to 41 on January 1.
Female officers, present score 30,
"hanro to ?9 o- January 1. lower to
28 on February 2.
Male officers classified medical
corps, present score 53, change to 51
on Janu. ry 1, change to 50 on Feb
Members of the nurses corps, pres
ent score, 32, change to 29 on Jan
Male enlisted personnel, excepting
certain specified ratings, present
score 37, change to 36 on January 1,
change to 35 on January 15, change
to 34 on February 2.
Male watertenders, except Seafcees,
machinist's mates, chief commissary
stewards, ships cook and bakers,
present score 39, change to 38 on
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Boys Win Opener
Hoke County High's fast moving
quint on Monday night of last wet-k
defeated the Wagram All-Stars in
the Wagram gym in a tight game
24-23. The g;me was close all the
way with the load changing several
times. The All-Stars led at inter
mission 13-14. Wagram presented a
fast moving club composed of form
er high school and college stars and
should have a very successful sea
son. Bobby Coolcy, former Wagram
star, was the night's high scorer,
caging six field goals and three gra
tis shots for a total of 15 points.
Franklin McNeill, flashy Raeford for
ward, was next in the scoring column
with four field goals and a free
throw for nine tallies. Jimmy Warn
er, stellar Raeford guard, closely fol
lowed McNeill with eight points.
The gaire was Raefovd's season
opener and Coach Jerry Roberts is
contemplating a highly successful
year. The club still has a few open
dates for both girls and boys.
Truman On Air
WASHINGTON. President Tru
man's radio report to the nation will
be made between 10 and 10:30 p. m.
(EST) Thursday, January 3.
The White House made this an
nouncement this week and said the
speech will be carried on all net
works from the first floor oval room
of the White House.
"As the president announced in
Independence, it will be sort of a
report to the people on his overall
program," said Charles G. Ross, press
"It i not to be confused of course,
with the state of nation message to
Congress some time after Janua-y
14," Ross said, mentioning the date
Congress is to reconvene.
It has yet to be decided dr-finitcly
whether Mr. Truman will deliver the
:i -r-ssage to Congress in person.
Ross said that when the p:c:.Vnt
returns to the White House this after
'rnon from his aerial holiday trip to
.Missouri, he will act on some pend
! ir.g bills.
j nuary 1.
Male yenmnn specialists, Classifi
cation and storekeepers, except dis
bursing and Soabees. present score
44. change to 41 on February 2.
Male elcctr.eians mates, except
(sbees, present score 37, change to
I3B on January I.
Male stevedores, and Seabee store
keepers, watertenders, machinists'
'mate and electrician' mates, present
score 37, change to 38 on Janu iry
1, lower to 35 on January 15, drop
to 34 on February 2.
Female enlisted nersonnel. excep
ting certain specified ratings, present
score 24, change to a on January
1, drop to 22 on February 2.
Female yeoman specialists classi
fication, mailmen, and utorekeeners
except disbursing, present core 29.
drops to 28 on February 2. J
Miss Rachel Hassel spent Christ
mas at her home in Hendersonville.
Mrs. H. N. Sessoms
Dies December 17
Mrs. Amanda Sessorrs, wife of H.
N. Sessoms of Quewhiffle township,
passed away on Monday night, De
cember 17, at Duke hospital, Durham,
after a long illness. Death was not
unexpected, as id been a pa
tient at the hosp nee February.
Her husiband and ren were at
the bedside when t . i came. She
was 49 years of age. q
Funeral services . conducted
on Wednesday aftern9"?" December
19, at Shiloh Presbyter. 'lrcn' ot
which the deceased was mem
ber, by the pastor, Rev. j. V. Gas
ton. Interment followed i. V2. -em-etery
at Shiloh. Many Srtitiful
flowers were a silent tribute from
those who knew and loved her.
Surviving are her husband and
four daughters: Mrs. E. A. Wine
coff, Mrs Edward Hunsucker, Betty
Sessoms, all of this county, Mrs.
H.-vis Hunsucker of Southern Pines;
three sons, Edward of Parkton, Glen
of Hoke county, and Pfc. Alexander
of the Anr.y.
i !.- li-h
(By D. Scott Poole )
Another Christinas has passed, and
is now a part of the eternity behind
us. As I awoke Wednesday morning
thr.t the first thought in my mind.
"Lo on a narrow neck of land,
Twixt two unbounded seas I stand.''
To nearly everybody, it seems,
the United Stales govern ment has
power to draft men to enter the
military service of the country, and
they are traitors if they dodge the
I draft laws. Going to war is haz
jzardous, and all know it, but pa-it'-iotic
citizens hazzrrds their lives
for their country, and Union labor bid
the War Department defiance.
I still believe in equal rights to
all, and special privileges to none.
That is what all claim to believe in,
still some union laborers were out
on a strike during the crucial period
of the war this year, and General
Patton's 3rd Army stood still a month
it is said, for want of supplies. I
am glad that is not charged to me
nor any Hoke county man.
Ten per cent of the population
)f Hoke county was drafted, and
each man entered the services and
did a true soldier's part to defend
the FREEDOMS. They think mighty
little of men getting big pay for do
ing war work, then quitting when
Jiey get ready.
A and B got mad and deserted.
They said they could not hazzard
their lives because they had no am
munition. They were arrested, tried
and sentenced to die before the fir
ing squad. Well, they deserted.
Thank God, a Hoke county man
has never deserted, nor will one ever
prove to he a cowardly slacker.
I These high paid union laborers quit
and quit and quit, and the greatest
i warrier of all time with an army of
' the bravest and t' uest men ceuld not
!go any further without needed sup
I General Marshall is a great mm,
'out P.-c-ident Truman is one of the
greatest men in the country. I fear
t ! i o vds of t!io yoin Airricai.s
'who aro trained in rrilitary schools
'A ! 1 p,ir.v 'o the same thought
! ind spirit that the German and Japa
ne e supermen.
1 1 n'r "nf nr1;nf 1 '.i rr''VTe rrrnt
i men us I know Gcm'rr.l Marshall to
be. I It'.irned long lnr.u aTi tat
i the great minds are not l.keiy to
make mistakes, but should they b.1
I wrong, they are further from right
jt'mn the most of us.
j If you think gun, handle gun. use
I gun, and but little eise than a gun,
jtu.rn you certainly will plan to sei-
what you can do wth a gun. Gcr
'mar.y is a great country, r.nd has
Igjined the greater port'on of its ter
'ritorv by conquest. They think of
but little than gun.
I read not long ago of a 12-ycar-
old boy born of English parents,
who was stolen when two years old,
when his mother left Englind after
teaching in that country several years
That boy would not believe in any
thing else but Germany and Nazism.
An older brother found him in Nor
way, captured him and took him
back to his home in England, but he
was pro-German and nothing else.
He hated England insanely. His pa
rents were both dead, but five broth
ers and sisters lived in their home, I
Miss Kate Sinclair
Miss K:.te Sinclair of Raeford pas
sed away last Friduy evening at 8.30
at Highsmith hospital in Fayetteville.
She had been ill only a short time
and had been a p.tient at the hos
pital for one week. Cause of death
was lukemia, a blood disease.
Kale Almena Sinclair was sixty
two years of age and was the daugh
ter or the late Mr. and Mrs. J. T.
Sinclair. She resided in Raeford
with her sister, Miss Beatrice Sin
clair. Rev. Harry K. Holland, pastor of
the Raeford Presbyterian jhurch, of
which the deceased was a member,
conducted the funeral service at the
home Sunday afternoon at three o'
clock. A profusion of lovely floral
offerings gave evidence of the es
teem in which she was held. Burial
followed in the Raeford cemetery.
Surviving arc three sisters and one
brother, Mrs. Neill Cameron, Mrs.
J. A. Walters, Miss Beatrice Sinclair,
and Neill B. Sinclair, all of Raeford.
With its own device for determ
ining the amount of ice on power
lines and with a complicated plan for
juggling the flow of current over the
main funk lines of its system, the
C rolina Power and Light company
twice during December has averted
possible serious service interruptions
fr'r bad weather.
When sleet begins to accumulate
on CI'&L lines, a simple instrument
C :sii,.ied by the company determines
I the amount of ice forming on the
lines by weighing a "sample." The
device is a small pair of spring
scales in a box with a short piece of
wire attached and extending through
cponings in the box to accumulate
sleet on the outside, thus weighing
a "sa:rplt" r.f t'.'.e ice formation.
When the instrument indicates that
sleet is accumulating rapidly enough
to result in possible danger to lines,
the re-routing of current over the
CP&L system begins.
Since the current conducted
through power lints generates heat,
portions nf the system lines are load
ed heavily by turn-current is switch
ed from one portion of the system to
another portion wiiere icing of lines
is most serious. The resulting heat
through overloading of the ice-laden
lines melts off the ice. To over
load lines in some areas, it is nec
cessary to exchange current with
'neighboring power companies.
The CP&L has found that it can
melt ice from lines adapted to this
method in one night, except in cases
of prolonged ice storms, when it is
necessary to continue jukkling of
current until the danger is past. So
far this winter, serious ice damage
to main trunk lines has been avoid
ed. Although the elimination of ice
I from power lines by electric melting
lis very effective, it is not 100 per
jcent foolproof, since it is not prac
tical to apply this method to small
feeder lines conducting current from
jthe main trunk lines. Therefore an
(ice storm may bring down feeder
lines and cause other damage from
I falling trees, but icing on the more
important trunk lines can be held to
t'r-cc of which were in the armed
Briii'.i forces. The one that captured
K':n w s an aviator.
I That scoundrel did everything
"!""! u: could think of just like a
German. The home had been kept
,! "k '' night to keep German air
lin from bomhing it, but he would
put a light in the window in hopes
German a : riven might drop a bomb
on the hi ii--o. He r n 3way eleven
. ires, but ahvTvs failed to get back
to G.rn ary. His bro'.hers were al
wave k:id t i hin. overlooking his
d .':c.-t;.K? nuancss i; took him
ye.r-s to learn any sen-e.
War is the Devil's w y of righting
maitir. nothing hr.s ever been ac
complished by it cxerp- destruction,
Sen.-e in the farm of ri iplor.acy ac
Tney used ta plan!, fertilizer, culti
vat". pi.-k. and market a bale of cot
ton for the same price th:,t it now
co-Is to pick it.
I have n.iticrd for a long time
that it is hard for us to treat real
mean people well. It is our duty to
treat others right even when they
don't deal fairly with us, but we do
.not live up to our knowledge.
An American visitings a friend In
Germmy when the last war broke
told in a public letter what she had
for breakfast the last morning she
was in Germany: one roll, a cup of
coffee and a piece of butter the size
of two pea. They economize to be
able In Dren.re fnr war.
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