The Waynesville Mountaineer (Waynesville, … /
April 9, 1942, edition 1 /
Part of The Waynesville Mountaineer (Waynesville, N.C.) / About this page
page has errors
The date, title, or page description is wrong
This page has harmful content
This page contains sensitive or offensive material
THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
Jap 'Shipwreckers' Ready for Action
Benefit Staged For
rBEPORTS AT FT. JACKSON
o .'.hr Slona.
kf ffl0rL his morning with
t0lBP mornings in the pasi.
" of years past
t0 j fmed I would some
lfT. army but
ot nyJ rfone as I now have.
'..-.wiM for not having
1SI T ' inmn recently, Dut
P k. in the hospital ever
lbwn w story, just
11 Tt 'e erday afternoon.
v.t ul . - matter
F winw what woo
l"10 kb(i case of
Liver Aich combined wit
NFe,7 ' the hospital trip
Kem T ether advisable.
fcsry. w . fW was
r 0 . . :. , inst one of
10 do mi -
Ithing about ",,""-:"
.kev d ffer very ui"-"
r ll0spl.;.i.' i tVnnV should be
j by outside hospitals and
If them is that patients a" not
Lj to feel perfectly helpless,
wait caw w ii
Hng it possiuie V-, "
i nurses ana eivuwi
Mre of a lot 01 Doys. o
:n. oo.li mnrnine at
At seven comes breakfast
t w.nohori flirHHrRUV.
t you nave "--
r : il. .iMn nut nf vour eves.
mnn nm unable to walK
I imrac . .
Lis, the other patients bring
i. .rt tnpm nnii uieii wiicii
k.j oionto feel better they
together a co-operawve u".
Ifter breakfast when you come
i thp ward, sheets and pil
oses have been put on the beds
the patients then proceea to
i up the beds hospital iasnion.
nf tlifl first thines we are
tht i how to properly make up
kd folding the covers just so.
fta tutient is too ill to make
Sii bed, but not too ill to get
fnf M he trets out and another
lent makes up his bed for him.
the event he is too ill to sret
bf hL then the nurse of course
In civilian hosnitals fives him
lath and makes up the bed while
ays m it.
usually takes until about nine
o'clock at which time those na-
tienta who are able count the linen,
and prepare it lor tne laundry and
do sundry jobs like that, and then
the ward has to be swept, mopped,
Every few hours temperatures
have to be taken, so that those pa
tients who have been in longest
and are just about ready to leave
take over the job, keeping the rec
ords of temperatures, etc. So you
see the nurse has very little to do
and one nurse can handle perhaps
a hundred or so patients. In many
respects the patients are their own
physicians after the first few days,
when the doctor hag their case
under control, and so decide for
themselves what medicines they
will take.. The "medicine man"
an old patient comes around in
the mornings and in the period be
tween supper and an early bedtime,
you usually have the choice of four
medicines. There is a physic, as-
perin, cough medicine, and cap
sules for reducing fever if you
have any. There are scales on each
ward so you keep tab of your Own
weight. There is an ice-box to be
raided whenever you need fruit
juice, or want to take medicine
and want a "chaser." In my
case the doctor prescribed among
other things of course Brewers
Yeast an hour after each meal.
The first few days when I was bed
ridden, the nurse prepared this and
brought it to me. As soon as I
was able, then it was my respon
sibility not only to decide the
time for me to take it but to go
to the ice-box, get the tomato
juice and the yeast and make up
my own dose.
m , i - --n- -rmwwmm
r . ,J..... ... iivisAit--
Australian-built Beaufort bomber, line up on . field ini2TJ T&
with American Flying Fortresses they are used to bomb '""ffi'n
helped to account for a number of Nipponese tm.J,rm(JlF
damaged twenty-thre transports and warshipa. (tmrwrreiij
Ifter your bed is made up then
I usually go back to the shower
In and finish making your toilet,
I taking a bath, shaving, and
nging to fresh pajamas. This
In this way, you didn't 'Hose your
strength" as the saying goes, and
you don't feel so completely help
less when you are sick. After
lunch there is the long afternoon.
The "Gray Ladies," supervised by
the Red Cross, handle a portable
library which goes from ward to
ward throughout the week so that
you can always have something
nice to read. Then there are all
kinds of games, checkers, and
playing cards to while away other
hours. Most of the patients have
a nap early in the afternoon. Af
ter an early supper, you are free
until nine o'clock at which time
the lights go out and sleep usu
ally comes soon after. In the
darkness there is a few minutes of
quiet talking some nights, also,
You meet many friends in your
hospital visit, go were it not for the
fact that you are usually tired of
A table of assorted sizes and
$1 , $1.98
Men's Blue Buckle 8 oz.
Reduced Table of Men's
WHITE SHOES t
doing practically nothing, you re
gret it when the time comes to
leave the. hospital.
Another little item I would like
to pass to you about the hospital
is the nickname the patients have
for the laboratory technicians who
come around at odd times during
the week for blood tests, blood
counts, etc. The patients when
they see one of them trundling his
wagon into the ward begin to jeer
at him and say, "Here comes the
blood-hound" or "Here s Dracula.
What a life!
We had a sunrise service this
morning at the chapel. Attend
ance was good. The service, con
ducted by Episcopalian clergy, was
communion. The beautiful symbol
ism of the Episcopal church was
very impressive. I am writing
this just after coming from this
service and prior to the regular
service at ten o clock this morning.
To complete the Easter Sunday
program, a motion picture, "King
of Kings" will be shown in the
chapel at 8:00 o'clock tonight. All
in all, a very good Easter program
Of course, being in the hospital,
I missed all of them, but there has
been a service every night this
week leading up to the big ser
vice this morning.
Corporal Grey Winchester has
received his transfer to the air
corps and is now waiting for his
orders to come down. We are go
ing to miss this fine soldier and
good friend. We, however, wish
him the best of luck in his new
field of endeavor.
Ticonderoga is an asset to
LUC U UOiuvw
i etto anybody
. . ,u Your hand and
DUU . :
brain travel together faster
Friday night, the boys of the
30th Division enjoyed a very de
lightful Easter dance in Post Ser
vice Club No. 2. It was for the
enlisted personnel only and ad
mission was by invitation. The
dance was under the supervision
of Miss Moselle Dawsey, junior
hostess at the club. The club was
decorated in all the Easter colors
and the young women from Colum
bia attending the dance were pre
sented with little Easter "Bun
nies" as favors. An egg rolling
contest and various other games
were held during the evening. Mu
sic was furnished for the dance by
the 118th Field Artillery band.
he would think that something had
happened and that the 120th In
fantry had pulled away, for all
there is left irt the area which we
inhabited a few days ago is pile
after pile of lumber, and the scraps
which naturally would be left if all
the tents were pulled up suddenly
and the regiment moved out.
As a matter of fact, the expla
nation is very simple. The huts of
which I spoke some weeks ago are
at last becoming a reality and in
a few days these huts will be
completed throughout the 120th In
fantry area. So the regiment has
moved out into the parade field
adjoining Jackson Boulevard into
tents without floors or sides while
the new huts are being built.
This would give the impression
that we are going to be here a long
time, in . view of the permanent
aspect of huts compared to tents.
Construction Quartermaster is
building these huts very rapidly
so that it appears they are being
built overnight. Each day shows
Considerable progress as having
been made. These huts will be
sixteen feet wide and forty-seven
feet long and will accommodate
fifteen soldiers. It promises to be
a much more comfortable dwelling
than the tents, but I for one hate
to see the tents go for we are all
settled in our various tents . and
have congenial companions in each
tent. The larger dwelling, while
it will physically be more co.m
fortable, promises to offer much
less privacy and will probably be
much noisier for it is natural that
fifteen boys will make more noise
together than six, although the
six were in a smaller space.
John Mathis, of Dellwood, oper
ative case, is better.
Coy Mehaffey, of Lecister, oper
ative case, is improving.
Mrs. Russell Buckner, of Can
ton, medical case, is resting more
The condition of Mrs. Howard
Clapp, of Hazelwood, operative
case, is good.
"Phantom Bells," will be given
at thVCrabtree high school audi
torium on Friday night, 10th, as a
benefit for the Athletic Association.
The curtain will go up promptly at
Making up the cast will be the
following: Miss Adeline Rogers,
Weldon Sutton, Sara James, Geor
gia McCracken, Eula D. Glance,
Jule Rosa, M. B. Reeves, Jr., Mrs.
Hobert Duckett, Lynwood McEl
roy, and B. F. Nesbit.
Mrs. Lon Goodson, of Canton,
operative case, is better.
Mrs. Burgin Baitey, of Canton,
operative case, is improving.
The condition of Mrs. Fred Mar
cus, of Hazelwood, operative case,
Changes In Farm
Ownership Must Be
Reported By 15th
Any person who is participating
in the agricultural program and
has sold or bought additional land
should report to the office of the
county farm agents and list the
change, it was learned this week
from the agents.
In making the changes it will
be necessary for the part 6wner
to come into the office and release
the farm to the person who pur
chased it. In cases where part
of a farm has been sold, it will
be necessary for all parties who
will receive any part of the land
to meet with all the parties in the
county agents' office and work out
These changes must be made be
fore April 15, in order that the
listing sheets be made in accord
ance with the state office regula
tions, it was pointed out by the
No division will be made unless
both parties are present at the
time the division is worked out
as there are certain factors that
change other than just the acreage
of land, and must be signed by both
parties before a satisfactory divi
sion can be made, it was explained,
Harley Messer, of Cove Creek,
operative case,, is better.
The condition of Master Ken
neth Messer, of Trust, operative
case, is satisfactory.
There has been an increase in
letter writing on the part of the
boys, due in a large measure to
the new laws governing free mail.
I suppose you folks at home will
feel the effect of the new laws as
well with increased mail coming
from the boys. It came as a sur
prise to many of the boys who
though such things Were just rumors.
If a visitor to Fort Jackson were
to come in the front military po
lice post today and had not been
to Fort Jackson in the past eigh
teen months, his first impression
would be that the fort had not
changed one bit. Standing on the
right hand side ' of Jackson Boul
evard (formerly known as Wild
cat Boulevard) is row after row
of tents occupied by the soldiers of
the 120th Infantry. So we are
back at the first place we were
just after being inducted into fed
eral service before so much of the
Fort Jackson area had been cleared.
Or if a visitor who has been to
Fort Jackson to see some of the
boys in Company H were to return
The U. S. O. shows are improv
ing, it appears to me. We have
had approximately a dozen and a
half road stage shows come by
since I have been here and of late
they are getting better and better.
"Junior Miss," a play now playing
in New York, was put on by a pro
fessional road company some weeks
ago and last week there was a
very nice musical. I saw it last
night. Noble Sissle and his
orchestra was in the pit, and on
the stage were groups of top negro
talent from New York. There
were approximately fifty in the
cast including the orchestra, a
chorus of sixteen girls, and sev
eral featured singers, dancers, and
comedians. Many of the skits per
formed were taken direct from
I received a letter from my
brother, who as you may not know,
is in the army and located at Camp
Pickett a few miles from Peters
burg, Virginia, and he tells me
that Dorothy May nor and other
opera and concert artists are be
ginning to tour the camps, so I
am looking forward, of course, to
these artists. If Dorothy Maynor
is now in Virginia she will probably
reach Fort Jackson in a few weeks,
Each Camp is so large nowadays
that it takes almost a week for a
troupe of artists to perform be
fore all the soldiers in the various
theaters. Fort Jackson has sev
eral theaters and playing one-night
stands it would take a trouDe sev
eral days to nake the rounds o'f
the fort. :
There is more I could write, folks,
but I had better quit so 1 can get
this in the mai: before putting on
my Easter suit and joining in the
parade to chuith. (Don't get me
wrong, folks, my Easter suit Is
And I haven't had a single Eas
Facts are very stubborn things,
often well concealed.
Mrs. J. D. Dockett, of Cove
Creek, medical case, is resting
Mrs. Fred Singleton, of Waynes
ville, route 2, operative case, is
Among those discharged from
the Haywood County Hospital dur
ing the past week were: Mrs. C
M. English, Mrs. Clyde Christo
pher, Mrs. Theodore Raby, Mrs
Howard Worley, Mrs. Thad Tip
ton and baby, Baby Jean Rogers
Miss Vivian Dotson, Reed Kirk
land, Baby Georgie May Sutton
Mrs. James Measer and baby, Har
Old Palmer, Baby Joan Caldwell
Clyde Birchfield, Mrs. Homer
Green and baby, Mrs. Arvis Car
ver, John Caldwell, Mrs. H. C,
Shook, Master Mack West, Mrs
James Heatherly, Mrs. Jess Coch
ran, George Ball, Lawrence E
Chaney, Mrs. Joe West and baby
Mrs. Frank Early and babyj T. E
Shook, Jr., Mrs. Ralph Dotson,
Mrs. Jack Whitner and baby, Mrs
Glenn Wright and baby, Mrs
Martha Davis, Mrs. Harry Lee,
Mrs. Rudolph Hollaus. T. C. Fcr
Also Mrs. Richard Haney and
baby. Mrs. Marion Trantham, Mrs
Wilson Rathbone, Ray Trull, Miss
Carolyn Curtis, and Mrs. Albert
Group To Hold Farm
Meeting At Bethel
A meeting designed to acquaint
farmers with financing and expan
sion methods, will be held at the
Bethel school Wednesday, April
15, at eight o'clock, it was an
nounced yesterday by George A.
Haynes. of Clyde, who is the Hay
wood manager for the Asheville
Production Credit association.
Features of the meeting will
be the showing of two movies. One
will be "The Sign of Dependable
Credit" and the other "Food for
Officials of the association will
address the meeting.
Lowe and baby.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Whitner, of
Waynesville, route 1, announce the
birth of a daughter on March 30th.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Elliott, of
Canton, announce the birth of a
son on April 1st.
Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Nordeman,
of Waynesville, announce the birth
of a daughter on April 1st.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Price, of
Waynesville, route 2, announce the
birth of a daughter on April 3rd.
Mr. and Mrs. James Hamby, of
Waynesville, route 1, announce the
birth of a daughter on April 4th.
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Hendricks,
of Waynesville, route 1, announce
the birth of a daughter on April
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Rogers, of
Waynesville, route 1, announce the
birth of a son on April 4th.
Mr. and Mrs. Horace Penland,
of Canton, route 1, announce the
birth of twins, a son and daughter,
on April 4th.
l"d' " No. 2.
THE OLD HOME TOWN
Win ,1 u m on
By STANLEY ,
-n . . . - It, RJ llOllj
I" i.i i ' Z'ir'tZr'f -T'i"TT- . i" 111-1
IIaslons AS OUR "TROOPS XT ftO. ANtSHIP
1arer5mt -me enemy) VCst
IN FOXHOLES. I WANT TO j JASHIMTwy
ENLIST "OLD SENERAL v j&ig?t
) ue'S THE BEST FOX HOIJA.' VVSjpjP C2ffi& ?
the coon-rfi V-fiJ, (z&M 7 r.
POK HIS -vw"-. r-vr-rv. -..
I " w?
Ti r&L CREPE
InWovtn check thwi Enko iayon. JTI
whit organdy Jabot. Navy. blu. whit.. O 4iU 7 I
'-tM. 1644, MJ4-22V..... $7.95 : - Mip.. I
b-Appl. blo.m print N.U.tta MflMl I .tTISv Mttc.
(Enka rayon). Navy, brown, black- ShktMi ll'V VN
I e-Shadow dot .h.r iayon In navy. ImJ fel!lt'iJh 4 ItjZl
,ky blu.. black. HVi-20V4. if 1 , P ' 7 ' OE
$ it fekw
d Print fayon crop In bluo, rod. I Mi ' L jtl ViL.
cloror flioon. 1444. 16V4-22W- $6.95 jil 1 1 1 1 tVM VWTl
I j WtwMri rtlf ; V I Todcry- buy womcm' best friend could weD
I MLm dgPv' 1 her casaci "wear-everywhere" rayon crepe!
PiMM NeUy 1)011 offers four attracttv one for pring
WNIlSl rWi suavely cut to flatter a woman's figure
f WP1! ' 1 expensively detailed to delight her mo dis-era-
$1 plMp r to9 tasteI 10311 raY ONE ON1 I
Other Nelly Dons $2.95 and S3.95
The Waynesville Mountaineer (Waynesville, N.C.)
groups preceding, succeeding, and alternate titles together.
April 9, 1942, edition 1
Click "Submit" to
request a review of this
page. NCDHC staff will check .
0 / 75
North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Open ONI. View system reports.
DigitalNC is a project of the North Carolina Digital Heritage
Center, the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural
Hill Libraries and our sponsors.
Background image: Grandfather Mountain,