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THE WAYNESViLLE MOUNTAINEER
(One Day Nearer Victory) THURSDAY, DECEMBE
Frances Gilbert Frazier
Again we are nearing the end of
that long corridor and approaching
that big door that opens into the
tomorrow of 1945. We have cov
ered many mental miles on the
journey we are completing and
many time we have been footsore
and weary; our hearts have ached
in sympathy with those who have
heard the tragic news of the loss
of loved ones. We have laughed
in unison with those who have
found a blessed relief from hectic
strife in some amusing incident.
And we have gloried in the strength
shown by everyone in meeting sit
uations of the present time.
There have been obstacles in our
pathway and we have had to use
every ounce of our reserve endur
ance to surmount these objects that
rose in our way daily. But what a
grand feeling we always felt when
we were on the other side of them
and knew that we had reached that
point through our own efforts. It's
really wonderful what a glow can
go over a fellow when he accom
plishes something that seems, at
the time, to be impossible.
We have to go on, day after day,
with very little in the way of award
waiting for us at the close of the
day. We had to furnish our own
prizes in our own consciousness.
And, somehow or other, we always
managed to make the grade.
In a few more days, that huge
door will open and again we will
step through into the Great Un
certainty of Tomorrow. We will
have to . guide our steps carefully
for there are as many pitfalls on
the new road as on the one we have
COOK with GAS
Brading Gas Service
FOR . . .
Pure Oil Station
Florence E. Arrington
Stationed In Washington
Florence Earline Arrington,
seaman second class, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Earle M. Cagle, of
Waynesville, R.F.D. No. 1, is among
the Women Reservists now on duty
with the Navy in Washington, re
leasing a man to fight at sea with
Seaman Arrington was sworn in
as a member of the Women's Re
serve of the U. S. Naval Reserve
on July 21 of this year. She is
stationed at the Navy Department,
where she reported on Nov. 14,
after completing her recruit train
ing at USXTS. She now lives at
the WAVE quarters, where living
is comfortable, friendly and typi
In her liberty hours she is free
to participate in the many activi
ties planned by the Recreation
Officer and other members of ship's
Women Reservists in the Capi
tal have proven their value not
only as replacements for men, but
as trained naval personnel doing
jobs in their own right.
just traversed. Of course, they
will be covered with a different
colored tapestry but they will be
there just the same and it is up to
us to watch for any rise or imper
fections in the carpeting so that we
will not stumble, fall or otherwise
make our trip dangerous to either
ourselves or our companions.
Yes, we will have company every
step of the way on this corridor
of 1945 and part of our work and
pleasure will be to see that we do
not hurt, impede or in any possible
act jeopardize the safety of those
who walk along with us. No man
or woman can walk through life
alone and know what life really is.
He who does not regard the life of
his fellow man can never know the
real happiness of living.
When we have passed the thresh
old of this new doorway, we must
continue on. To glance back will
only make the next step the hard
er. It will take all of our concen
tration to see the way ahead, and
the past has gone beyond recalling.
There will always be as beautiful
flowers in our Garden of Tomorrow
as were grown in the Land of Yes
terday, so why try to compare their
beauty. Find all you can as you
pass along this one-way street nam
ed Life, and give out as many as
possible to those we meet. They,
too, are going one way and you'll
not have another opportunity to
hand them a rose, a smile or an
encouraging word after they have
gone out of sight. Do it now!
May the coming year bring Peace
and Happiness to all of us and
may we meet at the end of 1945
to again say "Happy New Year."
7T LL aboard for 1945. Let's go!
Let's go forward on the road to
cherished ideals and coveted goals
farther than ever before. Forward
along the road to happiness !
We cannot see what's beyond the
bend of the road, or over
the crest of the hill, but
we ardently hope that
it's something mighty
good FOR YOU!
ROY PARKMAN, Owner
Christmas Around the World
From the snows of Iceland to the heat of Guadalcanal
soldiers, sailors and marines spent Christmas last year,
sort of Christmas for them, but they made the best of it.
-here's the way our
It was an unusual
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Their destroyer may be fur out on
the seu. but these naval officers didn't
let the day go by unobserved. Even
their grim "tin can" has a holiday ap
pearance with a wrer.th and evergreen
Above: American mem
bers of the famous Kachxn
stouts sit down to their
l')43 Christmas dinner in
Northern Ihirma. The
turkey, was dropped by
planes. Hight: American
doughboys in Naples,
Italy, as they bargained
for Vule gifts.
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Above: I wo members of the
$ W AC, celebrating their first
Christmas tn England, enlist
the aid of a G. I. to help pass
time. Below: Nurses and pa
tients in an Iceland hospital
worked together to decorate
this cheery ward.
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This marine, stationed in North Ire
land, made sure of his traditional
Christmas dinner, whether the quarter
master keeps his promise of a turkey
dinner or not.
Santa Clou trekked fl over Guadal
canal island on Christmas day to see
that none of his boys were passed up.
He's near the end of his trip judging
from his light pack.
Have you seen our
new styles of Birth
Come In and See Them
J. N. Brendle, CM,
Writes Paper Of
Work Of Seabees
The following letter came in the
mail of The Mountaineer from
James M. Brendle, CM first class,
who is somewhere in the Pacific
theatre. It gives an insight into
the great service the Seabees are
rendering in the war:
As one of the home town men
now serving with the Seabees over
seas, I hope you will be interested
in printing the little news item be-
v which was prepared by one of
our fellows in commemoration of
our birthday on December 28. It
will give us and our families back
home a great deal of satisfaction
that the Seabees are being remem
I be red. Thanking you for cooper
ation, I am sincerely,
J. X. BRENDLE, CM 1c.
"The third anniversary of the
'workingest, fightingest bunch of
men in the nation's armed forces
the Navy Seabees, will be observed
on December 28 by 240,0ff0 offi
cers and men of the United States
Naval Construction Battalions.
"Born just three weeks after
the Pearl Harbor disaster, with
an authorized strength of 3,000,
the Seabees won their spurs at
Guadalcanal, and have been with
the assault troops in every major
American amphibious operation
They can now boast that they built
the network of air and naval bases
in the Pacific that pushed the Japs
back 3,000 miles; that they develop.
ed amphibious equipment and
techniques that helped carry the
day on the African, Sicilian, Ital
ian and Normandy beachheads.
"Every commissioned construe
tion battalion is either currently
overseas or has completed a tour
of duty; many battalions are on
their second tours. Seventy-five
per cent of the Seabees are now
outside the continental limits of
the United States; only 9,000 es
sential men have never seen for
"As General Douglas MacArthur
wrote in a letter to Seabee Chief
Vice Admiral Ben Morell. 'The onlv
trouble with your Seabees is that
you don't have enough of them'."
Marine J. T. Messer
Promoted To PFC.
Marine Private First Class John
nie T. Messer, son of C. A. Messer,
of Hazelwood, has been promoted
from Private to his present rank
at the Marine Corps Air Station at
At the time he entered the Ma
lines, Pfc. Messer was employed
as a machine operator at the A. C
uaviirnce jjeacner uompany in
Hazelwood. He has been in the
service since February of this year.
And Your Strength and
Energy Is lrlow Par
It may be caused hy disorder of kid
ney fund i.n t liut perm, is poisonous
waste to accumulate. For truly many
people feel tind, weak and miserable
when the kidneys fail to remove excess
acids and other waste matter from the
You may sufTer nacRinj; backache,
rheumatic pains, headaches, dizziness,
getting up nights, leg pains, swelling.
Sometimes frequent and scanty urina
tion with smarting and burning is an
other sign that, something is wrong with
the kidneys or bladder.
There should he no doubt that prompt
treatment is wiser than neglect. I se
Ihmn'tt PHh. It is better to nlj on a
medicine that has won countrywide ap
proval than on something less favo-ahly
known. Doan's have been tried and test
ed many years. Are at all drug stores.
Get Doan s today.
XTN RESOLUTIONS. JvoOE-&i
mm YOU SHP FURS
1 Experienced trappers wrfl tell you
that Scirs-Roebuck gets you TOP
prices. Your pelt prices do not depend
entirely on local conditions when you
ship to Sears through Sears you re
ceive the benefits, of dealing in large
M . JJI
O Extra! 942 cash awards, tot,
7,590.X. are odered to Stars
pers in the 16th National Fur SbJ
r irai awara is $1,UU0.(X). Only MU
in winning. So-get in the ruaj
Ship furs to-SEARS-ROEBUCK, Raw Fur Marketing Service,
ggjga Philadelphia) Pennsylvania Eui
Bi FREE "t,p ,o Trpp" bookie if!
tolls how lo incr.ct. your s'tS
SlfeUj trapping pro flit, and ihort In ufi$QL
j awards. Writs lor your copy I JJ
THE CHINESE pay off all debts
on their New Year's Day, even
though, the wherewithal must be
borrowed at ruinous interest rates.
We owe a debt of gratitude to
the people of this town a debt
that we can only pay off by giving
the finest values and service it is
possible to give. This we pledge
to do in 1945. And for the imme
diate present a VERY HAPPY
NEW, YEAR to you and yours.
CLAUDETTE CEAUTY SHOP
Phone 63 0 S-
For The Sale Of Leaf Tobacco ...
Nos. 1, 2 and 3
HEADQUARTERS FOR OVER 40 YEARS
Sales after the holidays will be resumed at Bernard No.' 2 and Bern;
1 will also sell that week So far as is now known, sales will be resumed Januar
1st or 2nd.
Of the 64 premiums totaling $180.00 awarded growers selling on the
sales of the Bernard houses before holidays, North Carolina growers
owning less than ten percent of the offerings, yet they obtained due
quality crops 38 of the 64 premiums.
What percent is that? Figure it out, you have 90 percent to start
Add to that 38 percent of 64 and you have it.
Tune In On WJHL At 8:45 A. M. For First Hand Tobacco effs