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THE OLD HOME TOWN
THrRD-VY' DECEMBER 28, 1944 (One Day Nearer Victory)
Santa To Soldiers
THE WAYNESV1LLE MOUNTAINEER
ere 3,500 Christmas
' .', nough to fill an ordinary
- ' j.-ofihni. H tn the
h n" rwn., '0""'" .
. at Stark General Hospi-
rfile-U-n, by employees of
'.irle,t,.n branch of South
B ,' Telephone f'ompany.
,,, pf these gifts were con
' . .'..,. employees of the
' Vlh hi. inch of the South
,. ii ThP nUn whereby each
a employee of 'he company
. -Vibu' J f ?ift 1,1 bp given to
patient, rertrurring from
"... uiing th holiday season
" ' t,, SH ) by Miss Blanche
,f nr Charlotte office
ti.m .'11 deri rtm ents of
-k-f'T ortVe wire present
,' -trib-ition of the gifts on
eve. The were given
T'i'- th'ough the coope-
.' f h ' pital personnel.
. 1. lid:i.- a supply of
. ,i r '.hum c a"'! riga-ret'os
' , ; :' asaiLi'de in the gaily
. ; , rj . rs of the hospital
"k- urtesv of the Soilth
i , 'phone Comp iny.
YOU GOTTA OOOP ) ' V I ;
v.' ; i"
jy.K i:. Crawford
i jn Silver Wings
f raw foi J, son of Mr.
u. ; ','jr i ml n M. Crawford, of
II, . R F D. Nu. L', was
k.K. r dinner's wine- and
v ' t the grade of Corporal
, .!.Vt.'.I the flexible gun
, i e f i ladio men at the
V n Air Field this week.
i, ,nt. -i'ltr the training in
!, gumer. Cpl Crawford
i-.B , t from the Radio OTra-
M. i Vanies School, Sioux
.ii Dakota CdI Craw-
graduate of the Crabtree
I i .
New York Columnist Writes Of Work
Of Dr. E. W. IGudger, Ichthyologist
Hope for Tomorrow
Vh itever the past year
i ay have brought, we
j;1 look forward hope
fully to 1945 as a har
binger of better daya
It is our hope, too,
thu: in the New Year
we will be more than
i uighbors . . . that we
will become better
Season's greetings to
one and all.
I- ike Junaluska, N. C.
Thp foiiowing taken 'rom "Man
hattan Kaleidoscope" Sunday col
umn in the Raleigh N'ews sJid Ob
server, written by J?mes R. Dati
iulf. a native of W''son will be
of interest locally. The editor is
the eon of Chas. C. Daniels, f
the New ork Bar nd is associate
o J it of Modern Industry, a
monthly jotirna' ik-voted t ree
The column, whi h gives some
interesting information abuut Ur.
V.. W. Gudger, internui ona' auth
ority on fish, of Wajnesville and
Xtw York, appeared in the issue
of December 3 ol thu Nc vs und
Did you kiow that fisl js plai
leapfrog Or tl it tb"y swim he? :s
to tails in single f)'.. juct for fun?
Dr. E. W. Cudgei', 01 the denau
ment of ichthyology at the M aseum
of Natural History, ays the Jo.
And backs up his "tateme. t with
an array of scientific evidence hat
ti ts' -tatenu .its. Therefore, Dr.
Gudger is "'" ays k. vn to hav . a.
ciur. i ' fish Leaks from rhe gen
In estcblishing ijie fact tl it
fishes like to ,i'ay 'eanfrog. Dr.
'Gudger assembled wounts from
observer, in su h widely separated
refc.ons as P'oek I. '.and, Long Is
land (1 nh sh res) Bermuda, Tor
tughs, and Port-au-Prince Bay.
Haiti. The time extends from
186f's to 1Q41.
""ver You GoV
One observer described the v m
eisanltinp fish this way.
"The tish Ehr vs a piefereiue for
wooden .aatch stick , wh;le in other
pluces it v :ll V- u thin twir or
-ingle blade o' grss . . .
"1 ne little fish approaches siewlv
and pusnes the cnin of ih lower
jaw against the object and with a
quick fl.p of the ta: . . it 1 ves
'h wate. tail first and eOiiipleles
si ne sault 'an -over-head over
leaves a mere layman .Uering ( , hp floatil j? objef.f )nnding a)nu ,t
feebly: "There are moro things in
heaven and earth ;har are di earned
of . . ."
North Carolina-born Dr. Gudeer
(who calls Waynesville, N 0.,
home) is one i f the nation's most
eminent authorities on fishes. Most
of his time is evwt"d 'o learned
papers on fishes wl. se very nam
would dislocati the ji. w of yoi r cor
respondent. But as .1 hobby and bv-
product of his more sei .ous re-
invanamy on its -uto and tacng
at a nrht angle 10 its forr er
fhe greatest number c con
r .tiv- flips ihat 1 have observed
( ' a singU ffih) was nine . . ."
Nvt A Sen Monster
That f hes fom living chains
wil' strike the read, r as something
out of the ordinary, but it is tiue,
aee-u'ding o Dr. Gudj . . From the
days of I'vid (43 B. C. 17A. D.) he
search he collect all sorts o' odd I has coning I numerous accounts of
facts ibout fish and fishing. When
he has a batch of curiosities on a
pai ticular subject he publishes a
"popular" article in "Natural His
tory" or "The Vmericsn Natural
ist" or some other semiscientific
Ink-stained wretches "f the
such i.iains. A N rweg' in Bisnp
wrote in 1755 if tne Sturgeon,
which he said 'rew 10 u 12 feet
in length 'hat:
"1 ney do not swim together in
snoals, or extend in breath, but fol
ic v ore mother in a s'raif'it line,
lajing hold t.f each ether's ta:'.s.
WKn a whole strintr f the'i is
Fourth Estate pound out stories at .seen together, they are sometimes
white hot pneed with mie eve on the
clock. SuentMs lon't woik that
way. Dr. Gudgei has just com
pleted 15 years spent in writing
and ' diting a single volume. Fen
the short, "popular ;,rtiele which
he turns out as diersion require
t .ken for a g.' -'at sea-snake."
Dr. Cudp r doubts whether the
fi h behind iays hold of the one in
froi.t, but that th v s.vim or leap in
single rile, heds to ta'ls, is delniie
It is wi'l known, !e says, that
months and years to assemble and j the young (and eviu adults) f thp
write. TIL eve is not on the Mock,-, higher animals are given to play.
but on posterity. That's the way
a'l scientific men proceed. They
expect that 10(, years fr m now
their work will be quot. d, and they
wouldn't rest eay if a scientist in
2044 . oi:'d say, 'In Gudgc r's mono
graph on Atherina hnn ingtonensis
there is a misplaced comma. "
In preparing an article on, for
example, leapfrogging fishes, Dr.
Gudger gathers every published ac
count since the invention of the
printing press. He corresponds
with other .-eientists all over the
world and with laymen who have
seen this unusual sight. Testimony
from trained scientists is, of course,
worth more than from a layman
because the former are expert wit
nesses. Yet a mass oi evidence
Otters y ling and old play on then
toboggan slides, a: d lawns and
younj' foxes chase each other in
i-un. Bids likewise havo their
games, too, he believe", like a bit
If you have sc r any such frisky
fish, write him at th. American
Museum of Natural Hi-t..ry. New
Yoik City. You'll be serving the
eaue of Ssi. nee and maybe your
name will go down in the annals
of natural history. Give complete
detail". The leuim-d Doctor will
be most grateful.
Of all the energy and brain work
ued in making up the nation's tax
returns could have heen devoted t
winning the r. w mtght have
from laymen supports the scien- peace now.
Effective today, motorists are warned that all persons double parking
on Main Street; parking more than an hour between the hours of 9 a.m.
and 6 p. m. on Main Street between the LeFaine Hotel and Pigeon Street,
or speeding, will be arrested and subject to fines as provided by the law.
NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE TO THESE REGULATIONS
TOWN OF WAYNESVILLE
J. L. STRINGFIELD, Chief of Police.
Serving With The
I Famous 30th Div.
a p la n ad. Frui Mip, vn of
Mi. and Mrs. Haidm Franklin of
VS ine;lle, is serving with the
li'.nn li.fatitry of the Stnh li isnn
lYi.sor.-1 p r: kept the U'.(l Hick
ory lii-i-u'- rgagenient? pretlj
in ., '1 "jndei iii"," lut it has
m.Me a 1 .'cord that will stand up
a.i.nft other division's.
Alihnugh it was originally bu lt
ai und tr-vps from Nation. ! Guard
j' - if Tenn"ee, lleeivm. and
the t'atulinas, a':d thu- got its
name, old H.-'kory, fi . m President
And-, Jackson, who led troops in
'.hal .-ecUn, the 3Uth officers and
mev repr.vent all Ststes in tne
I' 1. ion.
The Hi' ision liie ixed a colorful
World Wa '. hisi 'ij l,y racking
the Hindenberg line, paving t' e
ivy lor Germany's ult.mute d feat
then. It is now commanded 1'
Major t, eneial 1.. S. Hohhs, who has
' eeii tw ice ueeorated.
Moro t! in l.r.iu) lmtil decora
u 'i's ha boon nwar led officers
and men of the 30th Infantry Di
v 1 s i n for callantry in action and
i..ei torious service in t'e f-ice of
'he n.my. From the time they h'
the .Norm n.ly Beach and began
fighting on June 15, ihrougi. Bel
gium, i'e fi.st llied troops in
Hilia -d and on 'o Germany, 'hey
hive been outstanding in their
Capt. Franklin, of this outfit, en
tered the "-en iiv as a volunteer with
Company "H'' Natior il Guar 1 unU
and left here in September, 1910.
He has been overseas a year in
Februa:,,' He took his f mining at
Fort Jac.si i, Ca np Blanding, Fla.,
Ca.np Forrest, Torn., Cimp A'ter-
bury, lnd., and attended Officer"
Candidate F'hool at Fort Benning.
1- Usually prompt
2- Uaually thorough
3- Alway economical
iBi do$es I
Blow, Whistles, Blow!
Ring, Bells, Ring!
Full steam aheadl The past ii behind us oppor
tunity lies ahead, tet's go, America!
In the midst of the gay clamor we pause to con
sider your part in the success we have enjoyed
during 1944. Your support has meant every
thing to us.
In this spirit of appreciation it is a genuine Joy
for us to wish for you a very
Jlappij yjew year
UNDERWOOD LUMBER AND
Wait, Ii Necessary, To
CAROLINA and FARMERS WAREHOUSES
VALLEY STREET ASHEVILLE
You have the best tobacco in the entire burley belt. Sell it in the best
warehouses in the belt. Remember, tobacco is judged by graders and
buyers by the way it LOOKS. Tobacco LOOKS BETTER and SELLS
BETTER in the superior light that these two floors have.
Prior to the Christmas Holidays the record in price averages stood
Farmers Warehouse $514e
Carolina Warehouse $5014
Asheville Market - - $4990
Compare these high averages with those of other markets. D0NT BE
IN A HURRY TO SELL AND DUMP YOUR CROP ON JUST ANY.
FLOOR WHERE YOU MAY FIND SPACE FOR IT. IF THE CARO
LINA and FARMERS ARE CROWDED, REMEMBER THAT THERE
IS A REASON. MANY FARMERS HAVE LEARNED THAT THESE
HOUSES GET MORE MONEY. THERE NEED BE NO HURRY
Plan now to sell at
CAROLINA and FARMERS WAREHOUSES
Roy Meador, Sales Manager
E. Y. WIMBISH, Manager
Clyde Brown and Charlie Prestwood, Floor Managers
Faraday Green, Assistant Floor Manager -For
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