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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
f NEWS FROM FT. JACKSON'
14 i i
A Rarity in the Equine World
By Bobby Sloan.
.A night which will long remain
outstanding in the memory of ev
ery member of Company H the en
tire 120th Infantry Regiment, , in
fact is the night of June 9-10
As I write this, it is about 6:00 a,
m. on the morning of the tenth
and Colonel Manning just issued
an order for the surgeon to see that
all men were checked over this
morning after the gruelling ex
perience, which gives you an idea
of how tough it was.
When the retreat was over, we
were in defensive positions back of
Duck River, Tennessee. It began
raining in the afternoon and al
though the sky cleared and the
moon was out about ten o'clock at
night, still the road was covered
with red clay, battered so long
by the heavy trucks, that it be
came like a thick soup deep enough
to splash over the leggings of the
men. And through this mud, ford
ing streams, in utter blackness
until the moon came out, the 120th
Infantry marched twenty-one miles,
it's rear guard acting as a cover
ing force and fighting all the way
(although there was some motor
transportation available, due to
the fact that the. rear guard re
treat would have to be so sud
den and complete once the main
body of the regiment were safe be
hind the new defense positions.)
This morning the sun is shining.
Experiences of a few hours ago
now seem like a dream. But we
did do it which shows that the
regiment can take it. That, after
all, is what these maneuvers are
for. So, lulled with the ghost
caress of remembered fatigue, sleep
is coming with the sun.
Kermit Murray has been de
tached from Company H for spe
cial duty, working with the um
pires. attached to the 121st Infan
try Regiment The umpires con
trol all movements and actions, de
ciding all matters in dispute, so
of course this is an interesting as
well as very instructive duty which
Private Murray Jias been assign
Over the recent week-end, since
home was out of the question, many
of the boys took advantage of the
Week-end passes overnight Sat
urday to visit the Capital City of
Tennessee, Nashville. The Grand
Ole Op'ry Was an attraction which
many soldiers attended, but the
other points of interest in the city
captured the attention of those
unable to crowd into the broad'
cast. The town overflowed with
soldiers and the inhabitants show
ing an example of the much-touted
Southern hospitality, opened the
doors of their ihomes in order that
the soldiers could sleep, as all
hotels, boarding places, and even
city auditoriums were filled to
capacity. A heavy downpour of
rain Saturday night added to the
Besides the usual points of in
terest, many soldiers visited the
newly erected Vultee Aircraft
Corporation plant where planes
already painted with camouflage
are ready to be flown across the
7 j hhW 1
Una Woodford, 16-year-old thoroughbred show mare, has good reason
to be proud of her bouncing twin foals, an extreme rarity in the equine
world. Una is owned by Lieut Roger A, Young of White Plains, N. Y.
The twins' sire is Ktntticky My Own, a well-known five gaiter.
The STAR Theatre
ADMISSION 10c and 25c
MAIN STREET HAZELWOOD
Show opens week days at 7:15 Matinees at 2:30
Saturday and Sunday ;
Friday & Saturday
Starring Bob Steele
Starring: Frankie Darro, Gloria Shea, Roy Mason,
Berton Churchill, Russell Hopton.
Monday & Tuesday
Starring: Florence Rice, Barton MacLane, Bruce
Wednesday & Thursday
"OVER THE MOON"
Starring: Merle Oberon, Rex Harrison
NEWS emd FACTS ... &f SiaUwkh tntfti
WORK GOES ON!
Imak of eooDcraUnr with state and local law fmforewnen
ffielala to sea to kt that Uw-rioUUon in mMb eM
Ushmento are not hidden behind legal retail Ueonoea.
For to say merely, that HI vndeairaUa
ovtleta hare bees "closed mp" throewb mr eoopefatsMttk
officiala ta to tell only part of tbaotory. In any oohor
ways hy friendly criticism, by warnlnirorby leoommond
i i niir indasttr baa said am-
ram the eonseaaeaees of the wrongdoing of M
Thta Commltteo pledps, as It enteca IUUiW aeUrtty y,
that H wUl eontlnae tu anremltUnf efforts i to hoin law on
foreemmt officiala malntam tba general higm lerel of beer
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nmratlTO moTement by resulcUng yonr
CatEVERS AND NORTH CAROLINA
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qgarH-Bain. Stale Director, SjU&SXI Cmmenkt Kfrfti
KJLItt COOPOATKM WTT1 TKI tCgTO WTHTSS KTSTCAtPC
waters to Britain.
I am continuing this letter in
the day on the 10th. The sun is
just about ready to go dewn in
the West, and the soldiers with it,
to bed in pup-tents. ; It has been
beautiful day, although we had
the usual shower this afternoon.
It was not much of a rain, and
didn't even phase those soldiers who
were swimming in what early this
morning was a sector of "No Man's
Land." This is a section of small
streams. Several now together, to
make up the Duck River, actually
no larger than Richland Creek.
Here were some good swimming
holes, however, and for a mile or
more up and down the stream sol
diers in all states of undress did
their washing, both of their clothes
and themselves. A respite is prom
ised tonight, so by tomorrow we
will be all ready to go back to War.
If you folks wonder why I don't
have more mention of. Company
H. Boys in the the column since I
left Jackson it is due to the fact
that I haven't so much as laid eyes
on the company since we left the
bivouac area at Chattanooga two
weeks ago, except either passing
the company entrucked or stand-
ing beside a road when the com
pany trucks go rushing by. Ex
cept for Rid Carswell witih a "Jeep"
full who came a few minutes ago
to deliver the mail from the rear
(we take it here and distribute it
to the battalion headquarters, who
in turn make distribution to the
individual companies and special
units). I haven't seen even my
brother since we left Chattanooga.
I know where they are and what
they are doing at all times, though.
because we have it on the maps
here at regimental headquarters,
and I can assure you that the gov
ernment is certainly getting it's
money's worth in salary from the
work done by the company. There
have been few days in which there
hasn't been a long march.
You can say what you want about
the conduct of officers, but here is
one thing which can be said
NOTICE OF SALE
On Monday, June 14th, 1941, at
11:00 o'clock a. m.. at the Court
house door in the Town of Way
nesville, N. C, I will offer for sale
at public eutcry to the highest bid
der for cash, the following des
cribed real estate, to-wit:
Lying and being in Town of Haz-
elwood and BEGINNING on an iron
stake and runs N. 76" 10' E. 6
chains and 64 links ,to a stake in
an old drain; thence S. 13 60' links
to Will Scates line; thence S. 67
40' W. 5 chains and 48 links to a
phone pole; thence N. 24 40' W.
1 chain and 33 links to the BE
GINNING, containing one-half
acre, more or less, and being the
game land conveyed to W. D. Scates
by L. Scates et ux., by deed dated
April 15, 1920, and recorded in Book
55 at page 315, Haywood County
EXCEPTING and RESERVING
a right-of-way along the Southern
boundary line of the property above
described as the same is now lo
Being the same land conveyed to
Fred Calhoun and wife, Agnes
Calhoun, by W. D. Scates and wife.
Julian Scates, by deed dated May
- Sale made pursuant to the power
and authority vested in me by that
certain deed of trust dated May 8,
1937, executed by Fred Calhoun and
wife, Agnes Calhoun, and record
ed in Book of Deeds of Trust No. 31,
at page, 232, Haywood County
Registry, to which record refer
ence is hereby made for all the
terms and conditions thereof. '
This June 10th, 1941.
A. T. WARD,
No. 1081 June 19-26-July 3-10.
Five From Haywood
Get W. C. T. C. Diplomas
,Of the one hundred and twenty-
three graduates who rceived their
bachelor of science degrees at
the fifty-second commencement of
Western Carolina Teachers College,
five of them were from Haywood
county. Four of this number were
from Waynesville, and one from
Lynwood McElroy, son of Mr,
and Mrs. J. S. McElroy, of Waynes
ville, majored in history and min
ored in physical education. Before
coming to Cullowhee, he attended
Brevard Junior College. At West
tern Carolina Teachers College,
he was a member of the Intramural
Council, manager of the Touch Foot
ball team, the Men's House Govern
ment Council, and was reporter for
the International Relations Club.
Miss Mildred Medford, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Medford,
was a major in the field of pro
Miss Louise Rogers, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Rogers, of Clyde,
was a major on grammar grade
education. ' For several years she
has been a member of the faculty
of the Clyde school system.
Miss Mabel Clark, daughter of
Mrs, O. Clark, of Waynesville,
was a major in the field of gram
mar grade education.
Miss lEInima Eavenson, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. H. II. Eavenson,
of Waynesville, majored in primary
education. While attending West
ern Carolina Teachers Colleee.
Miss Eavenson was a member of
the Association of Childhood Edu
cation, the senate , the vice presi
dent of the Day Students. She was
also superintendent of the Primary
department of the Cullowhee Bap
tist Sunday School.
about Captain Plott, company com
mander of Company H. Whenever
you pass Company H moving with
foot elements, Captain Plott is
always at the front of the column,
and stories circulate around reg
imental headquarters that both
Captain Plott and his men like
running up and down the "moun
tains" as the men and officers
from the flat country call these
That's all for this week, folks.
Horned toads, or , lizzards. act
ually shoot blood from the corn
ers of their eyaa..
NOTICE OF SUMMON
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT,
STATE OF NIORTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF HAYWOOD.
A. J. HOLLAND,
AGNES HAZEL HOLLAND,
The Defendant above named will
take notice that an action entitled
as above has been commenced in
the Superior Court of Haywood
County, North Carolina, by the
plaintiff against the defendant fnr
the purpose of obtaining an abso
lute divorce from the defendant
on statutory grounds and the de
fendant will further take notice
that she is required to appear be-
iore tne Uerk of the Superior
Court of Haywood County, in
WaynesvUle, North Carolina, on
or before the 12th day of July,
1941, and answer or demur to the
complaint herein filed.
You will further take notice that
if you fail to answer or demur to
the complaint within the time re
quired by law, the plaintiff will
apply to the Court for the relief
demanded in the complaint, namely,
an absolute divorce.
Given under my hand and seal
of the Court, t,his the 11th day of
C. H. LEATHERWOOD,
Clerk of the Superior Court of
Haywood County, North Carolina.
No.l080-June 12-19-26-July 3.'
Ho-hum! Nothing new under the
sun, js there?
When Secretary Ickes talks about
the. possibility of "Gasless Sun
days" and "Meatless Mondays" he
isn't telling Asheville anything it
hasn't heard before.
The younger folks won't remem
ber, and the older folks may "have
forgotten but we've been through
Yep. And a lot more, too.
Remember "Wheatless Days" and
Remember the slogan: "Food Will
Win the War!" '
Remember the enthusiastic slo
gan of '17; "Full Garbage Pails
Over '"Here Mean Empty Dinner
Pails Over There?"
Remember Herbert C. Hoover
who clamped down on your butter
and sugar and meat and bread r
Hoover took over the job of
Food Administrator- he had pick
ed the title himself after rejecting
"Dictator and director."
Ho-hum. Twenty-four years.
Seems like yesterday. Well, maybe
the day before yesterday. ;
Ho-hum. But it really may turn
out to be more serious than that,
for war brings terrible restrictions.
Let's turn back the pages of tjme
and look at conditions in this com
munity as well as all over the
country twenty-four years ago.
On Sundays no one was allowed
to use gasoline except physicians,
undertakers, ministers and ceme
tery operators. This restriction
was imposed the first period dur
ing the two years of the war for
five months, and the second time
for three months. Asheville on
the Sabbath looked like a "ghost
As for meat, people generally
adopted Friday as the sacrificial
day, ' co-operating with persons
whose religion ordinarily called for
abstenance of meat on that day.
An instance is recalled concern
ing one of those porkless, days,
A soldier went into a 'restaurant
late one night and ordered some
ham and eggs. Whereupon the
proprietor told him "this is pork
less day." To which the soldier
replied, "No, it isn't. It was four
minutes ago, but is now three
past twelve." It was another day;
he got his ham and eggs.
There were two approaches to
the conservation of wheat. First
of all all flour milled had to have
a certain per cent of coni or rye
or some other adulteration. Gen
erally it was 60 per cent wheat and
40 per cent something else.
Then there were "wheatless
days? when one could not eat
wheat bread at all. Sugar was
i..l No4itinMbi. of the Phila
delphia Turners, is shown after
winning the all-around competition
in the National AA.U. women's
gymnastic championships held tat
New York City. !
restricted, too. A person could
have only 2 pounds per week. -
The restrictions had teeth in
them. Make no mistake about
that. For example, if a person
bought 2 pounds of sugar at one
place, and then went and pur
chased two pounds elsewhere, and
it would be found it, it was just
too bad. To sugar bowls were
allowed on cafe tables at anytime.
A little bitty sack was allotted
each customer. That was when
there were no cubes.
But as a whole the people co
operated, which demonstrated the
strongness of the patriotic fibre.
The restrictions were under the
Timni. I v
Monday for Chica5
Lenoir York, son '
Mrs. D. D. York of p
leave for Chicago fo,
Monday, June 23 tl:
all expenses paid, i.Z
student making the hifh
m agriculture at s,.
Raleigh, by the t
This is the second VP
has made this fine ri!
While in -ChiJj"
compete with the
other states for a iZ
ship to State College
miuai ' of
cant for enlistment
realize what. v, ... '
TVio m.. I
Harmon Morgenthau MJ
watchful eve of
directors who work.,! .
direction of Federal auth
Then, too. each
. . """ii
own airector. Membm
day would sign cards
the extent to whi
abided by the restrictioJ
oecame a Christian Au
i a jiawjuuc one.
But itizens perhaps
worse pnch in a mattJ
Coal Was rationed to 5M
week per family
If there is a lesson to W
one should take the Gov
advice and tret in mntr,
Not that we will be rati!
way anytime soon, but bd
price of coal is pretty d
Don't Take Any Chances
Before you start- on that
summer vacation, stop and
let us cap your old, worn,
smooth tires. Very moderate
prices. YouH get many more
miles out of them.
Waynesville Gulf Service
Tire Recapping Co.
g9 a .M cut' w
Good ValuesFriendly Credit
Main Street WarnesriU
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