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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
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By Bobby Sloan.
There is a lot of news this week,
go much that I hardly know where
to begin. To be personal, and to
answer a fan letter yes, I received
one, believe it or not I am o. k.
again and back to work. Sorry I
have had to miss a couple of weeks
writing, but I'll try not to do so
Those Day-rooms I wrote about
six weeks ago are now completed
and this week one was turned over
to Captain Plott for Company H.
These rooms, as you may remem
ber, are designed to give each
company a living room and event
ually will be quite nice. It gets
pretty lonesome sometimes when
you don't have anything to do ex
cept sit around in your tent. This
is when you dont go to Columbia,
and even there, outside of the
movies, there are very few facili
ties available for clean amusement.
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Company H has their day-room,
but it is nothing but a twenty-five
or forty-five foot room, completely
bare, and it will so remain until
it can be furnished. And that is
what I would like to ask someone
to help us with. I don't know how
this is to be done, but I know that
if it is handled as it should be, it
can and will be done. So elsewhere
in this newspaper is an open letter
addressed to the mayors of Waynes
ville and Hazelwood and the chair
man of the board of county com
missioners of Haywood county.
Last week upon the recommenda
ation of of the company command
ers, by order of the colonel the fol
lowing promotions were made in the
company; Sergeant Carswell, who
has been supply sergeant has gone
to the field to take over field ser
geant duties, and the duties of
supply sergeant will now be dis
charged by Sergeant Shipley.
Private First Class Floyd E.
Mehaffey was promoted to the
rank of corporal. Private First
Class Felton H. Huffman, Private
First Class Columbus 0. James,
and Private First Class Samuel A.
Jenkins were also promoted to the
rank of corporal. In addition to
these named, the following pri
vates were also made non-commissioned
officers in the grade' of
corporal: Private Odus F. McCoy,
Private Rother P. Morrow, Pri
vate Allan Kermit Murray, Pri
vate Frank H. Shook, Private Theo
dore I, VituJ.io.
Congratulations to you all, boys.
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From the scores listed below you
can see that Company H. boys have
"done it again" in bringing home
the bacon from the range, as to
James H. Howell, Jr. had the
top score firing with a score of
166, which gives him the qualifi
cation of second gunner. This
firing was done before Lieutenant
Howell obtained his commission,
He is, as you know, no longer con
nected with Company H, but is a
second lieutenant, infantry with
Company M, whose home station is
Wilson, North Carolina. . It is the
practice in the regiment for boys
to transfer when they have obtain
ed their commission through the
Private Johnnie M. Morris was
NOTICE OF SALE UNDER DEED
Under and by virtue of authority
contained in a certain deed of trust
executed by Jeter P. Hawkins and
wife, to the Citizens National Bank
of Raleigh, North Carolina, Trus
tee, on the 10th day of April, 1938,
recorded in Book 20, page 175, Reg
istry of Haywood County, North
Carolina, default having been made
in the payment of the indebtedness
secured thereby, the undersigned
Commissioner of Banks, under and
'by virtue of "authority- contained in
Chapter 87, Public Laws of 1939,
will offer for sale, at public auc
tion, for cash, in front of the Hay
' wood County courthouse door on
Wednesday, October 1st, 1941, at
twelve o'clock noon, all that certain
piece, parcel or tract of land, lying
and being in Clyde Township, Hay
wood County, State of North Caro-;
lina, and more particularly describ
ed and defined as follows:
BEGINNING at a stake in the
East bank of the branch and runs
N. 86 degrees W. 699 feet with
Nancy A. Haynes line to a stake in
the East bank of the Road; thence
N. 9 degrees W. with the East bank
of the Road 82.5 feet to a stake,
in edge of H. C
thence S. 89 degress East 264 feet
to a stake; tnence m. degrees W.
90.75 feet to a stake; thence N.
80 degrees 29 minutes East 141
feet to a stake; thence S. 62 degrees
22 minutes E. 191.8 feet to a stake;
thence S. 59 degrees 5 minutes
EaBt 177 feet to a stake near the
branch; thence South 16.5 feet to
the point of BEGINNING, contain
ing 1 38 acres, more or less.
The successful bidder will be re
quired, at the time of the sale, to
make a cash deposit of 10 per cent
of the amount of the bid as a guar
antee of compliance therewith in
the event that no resale is ordered.
Dated this the 29th day of Au
GURNEY P. HOOD,
Commissioner of Banks.
No. 1104 Sept. 4-11-18-25.
AT FT. JACKSON
second with a score of 161, Gilmer
A. Joyce third with score of 155,
and with the scores listed opposite
their names, in order . come the
other soldiers who fired this par
ticular course: Private Walter
W. Nelson, score 153, Clyde W.
Winecoff, score 152, Odell Hunt,
score 150, Jonathan G. Mullimax,
score 148, Rother P. Morrow (now
corporal), score 145. Glenn A.
Medlin and James O. Wynn tied
with a score of 142. A triple tie
came next, with Dennis E. Linville,
Joe Millwood, and Sam Sellers each
obtaining a score of 140. All these
men qualified as second class gun
ners. Raymond G. Queen and Theodore
L. Vitullo tied with a score of 135.
Charlie R. Nelson had a score of
132, Jethro S. Lattimore, score 129,
William G. McEntire, score 128,
Samuel Norton, score 128, Paul D.
Hobbs, score 127, Robert E. Know
les, score 127, Caldwell G. Linger
felt, seore 125,' James J. Hasgis,
score 118, Hugh F. Morrison, score
118, Calvin W. Nance, score 118,
William B. King, score 117, James
H. Lingle, score 115, William T.
McGee, score 115, Stewart L. Bal
lance, score 114, Harry L. Hydrer,
score 114, James F. McDow.
ell, score 111, John W. Phelps,
score 109, Jack Hovis, score
103, Wilbur L. Lewis, score 103,
Ralph B. Shull, score 101, Clyde
H. Shuler, score 98, Paul W, Lowe,
score 97, Cecil E, Sanderson, score
90, Charles E. Phelps, score 89,
Omer W. Motsinger, score 81, Jack
Mangum, score 76, Royal F, Mulder,
score 70, Harvey R. Sessons, score
63, Robert L. Sheehan, score 69,
John C. Ledford, score 50, Frank
H. Shook, score 44, Albert Blake,
score 26, Cecil M. Prim, score of 9,
John T. Beane, score 8.
i You will notice the wide vari
ance in scores from 8 to 166. Be
fore passing judgment on the
boys, though folks, remember that
many elements go up to making a
good score in firing, and some
days the low scores would have
gotten much better scores, and
vice versa, Congratulations from
this column to all the boys who
qualified, and to the others, better
luck next time!
The nation's largest and most
complete range at Fort Jackson
will soon become the most realis
tic, post officials said today, as
lumbering tanks go wobbling over
a weaving track providing a moving
target for the new "tank-killer"
units at the post.
Construction has been started
this week on a new anti-tank range
(each regiment in the infantry has
an anu-tanK company just as u
has heavy weapons companies and
rifle companies) which will further
increase the facilities of the range.
described by the war department
as the "most complete and largest
of its type in the nation." The
anti-tank company of the 120th
Infantry has as it's home station,
When put into use about Decem
ber 1, it will complete the firing
facilities for all types of Small
arms at the Fort Jackson range.
A sub-machine gun, a mounted
pistol and a mounted machine gun
range have been put in operation
recently at the small arms range.
More than 8,000 feet of railroad
track, laid out in four different
patterns, provide the runway for
the moving target which is mount
ed on a trailor attached to a four
cylinder motorcar. Similar in
size and design to the miniature
train for children at amusement
parks, the cars run on a 26-inch
narrow gaurge railroad track that
is approximately" 1,000 feet in
NOTICE OF SALE
On Monday, September 22, 1941,
at 11 o'clock a. m., at the Court
House door in Waynesville, Hay
wood County, N. Ci, I will offer for
sale at public outcry to the highest
bidder for cash the following lands
and premises situate and lying in
said Town and County, to-wit:
BEGINNING at a stake on the
West side of an alley, corner of lot
sold to Chas. Foster, which stake
is S. 49" 37' E. 265 feet from the
junction of said street or alley
with Welch St.; thence with Chas.
Foster line S. 58 W. 119 feet to a
stake in the center of the branch;
thence up the branch to a stake in
the center of the branch 125 feet
to a stake; thence with the line of
the lot sold to Low Love, N. 68 E.
137 feet to a stake at the edge of
an allev: thence with said allev
N. 17' 30' W. 76 feet to a stake at
the junction with another alley;
thence with said last mentioned al
ley N. 46 37' W. 75 feet to- the
BEGINNING, being the lot con
veyed to James W. Michaels by
Harley and Nora Clark.
Sale made pursuant to the power
and authority vested in me by that
certain deed of trust dated August
5, 1939, from James W. Michaels
to W. R. Francis, Trustee, and
recorded in Book of Deeds of Trust
No. 29, page 318, Haywood County
Registry, to which instrument and
record reference is hereby made for
This August 21, 1941.
W, R. FRANCIS,
J. R. Morgan, Atty.
length at its longest point. 1 .
The next thing to actual battle
field conditions, the range offers -
firing practice against onrceming
tanks from almost every conceiv
able approach. As the gunners
crouch beside their .37 and ,7! nwl
imeter anti-tank guns, the target
moves first head-on towards, them,
then it cuts to right or left forc
ing a continuous change in the
direction of fire in actual bat
tle field manner, and finally it
moves away from them, thus test
ing not only their accuracy on a
retreating target, but their long
range ring eyes as well. j
As designed to simulate the
actual various possible approaches
of tanks on a battlefield, the track
is laid out in four designs which
the motor car with its, attached
trailer-target traverses without
necessity of stopping to switch
over. Unlike tank-target trucks
now in use at other army posts, the
Fort Jackson system requires no
stop to switch the cars from one
pattern to another as automatic
switches thrown by the weight of
the cars themselves change the
courses. The patterns of the more
than 8,000 feet of track are a fig
ure 8, the letter S, a reverse S nd
the pattern formed by the combi-
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Funeral rites for Mrs. T. H.
McElroy, age 59, who died at her
home August 29, were held at 3:00
o'clock Sunday, August 31, at the
Pigeon Baptist church in the White
Oak section, with the Rev. Davis,
Rev. Mr. Teague and Rev. Mr.
Mrs. McElroy is survived by her
husband, T. H. McElroy, of Cove
Creek, four children, Roy, of
Maryland, Mrs. Mattie Rowe Mor
row, of Waynesville,1 Waldo, of
nation of the three.
The speed of the target will be
about fifteen miles an hour, which
is ordinarily the speed of a tank un
der battle 'conditions. '
So you can' see, folks that Uncle
Sam is taking care of "us by pro
viding all the latest improvements
in methods and equipment which
his brains can think up in order that
if and when we are called upon to
meet an enemy not simulated, we
will be as prepared as he knows
how to make us.
That's all for this week, folks.
Coming Next Week-
The Mountaineers Annual
Lots Of Haywood
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Due to the large number of extra copies, the paper must
go to press earlier than usual, which means the following
deadlines will have to be met. No advertising taken after
six o'clock Tuesday. No news taken after 10 o'clock
Largest Non-Daily Newspaper West of the Blue Ridge"
Maryland, and Edna, of Cove Creek.
Active pallbearers were: Wood
row Rogers, Carl Rogers, Billy Mc
Elroy, Claude Rogers, Rogers Mc
Elroy, and Willard McElroy.
Honorary pallbearers: A. G.
Baldwin, T. N. Leatherwood, W.
A. Raby, Homer Leatherwood,
Marshall Raby, Fred L. Safford,
Ferguson Messer, ' and John M.
Flower girls were: Ruby Kelley,
Teulah McElroy, Myrtle Rath
bone, Maude White, Margaret Mc
Elroy, Wilda Ledford, Ruby Mc
Elroy, Blanch White, Edith Teague,
Blanch Patton, Devois Morrow, and
For more than a score of years
Mrs. MdElroy was a member of the
Pigeon Baptist church. Unfortun
ately, during her last years she was
confined to her home due to illness.
But desmte this fate, she never
knew a dull moment. And among
her brothers and sister of the
church her work has always been
spoken of with respect and great
Ellen, as her friends called her,
was a sincere person, and a great
lover of her family, of hej friends,
of nature, and of beauty. In this
great love she seemed to be gifted
and blessed with love and devo
tion to the more unfortunate ones.
T C K
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Articles By Some
Of North Carolina's
North Meets South
Ellayak Ibionna, 2 yean old, dis
covers the delight of ice cream after
being brought to Atlantic City from
the Arctic by explorer Dave Irwin,
Little Ellayak is at the Florida
State exhibit at h rt city.
She struggled with those who
struggled, and being an understand
ing inotb-r, she was kind, very
kind indeed, to the children of
the community who had lost their
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