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With Men In Service
James Leatherwood Has Narrow Escape
When Three Planes Tangle In Mid-Air
Editor's Not James Leather
wood, now stationed at a Texas
aviation school, recently had a
narrow escape in a plane crash.
Because of so many rumors, this
cadet pilot is furnishing us with
first hand information in the fol
"In the past few days I've re
ceived a great number of inquiries
concerning my most recent narrow
escape. The general concensus of
opinion there seems to be thatT
was seriously injured in the crash.
T wmiM annreciate it if YOU Would
enter the following account of it
in your paper for the Denens 01
ho folks who have tried to find
out. Ill never get time to answer
all the letters and still carry on
mv work here
on August 15th while engaged
in formation acrobatics, i was
wpH in the -.oath of two planes
who were a part of that formation
and to facilitate recovery all planes
slipped out and the three of us
Wkfid wines and fell some 50-75
feet to the earth hitting on top
of a fourth plane. The impact was
so great that the planes were all
but demolished and I was thrown,
all. through the bottom of
my plane and clear of the wreck-1
age some 30 feet receiving omy ,
second degree cuts on the head and j
nrms a contussion on my left i
forpnrm and a Dainful. but not
permanent back injury. The other j
two pilots escaped injury, aue io
the fact that their fall was cush
ioned by the wings of my plane.
I have been in the hospital for
THE WAYNES VILLE MOUNTAINEER
In U; S. Marines
about 12 days but am now able to
walk about a bit and soon shall be
able to return to duty.
The reports ranged from a
broken neck or back all the way
to death so if you will in some
manner or other set this aright
I will appreciate it very mucn.
Too I should like to thank you
for your recent article. All that
I did was as I saw duty, ana wnere
T mnv mte notice there's Quite a
number of guys who fall unnoticed
among the ranks of top night sol
diers. A eood example of what
I mean is the spirit of our men
here. We know you on the out
side are sacrificing for us. War
bonds, sugar, tires, gasoline, trous
er cuffs, luxuries even that elec
tric razor so a group of us decid
ed to better the 10 per cent club
a little and get a new one "A
Bond-A-Pilot-A-Month" and it has
just perfected itself 100 per cent
with all the men at this station.
Somehow it does a persons's heart
good just to stop and reconsider.
We may not all be Colin Kelley's,
or MacArthurs, but every little
bit we do helps out so much. Our
boys are homesick tired blue
and all the rest that goes with it.
They'd like to loaf and fish like
they formerly did, but the desire
to preserve the American Way of
Life is so strong within tne nearis
nf all that well never trive up
or never doubt that ''come what
may we'll keep 'em flying, fight
ing, and sailing, for Uncle Sam
has never been licked yet" with
that spirit and body each man
joins with you who are not privil-
SAM PLOTT. Jr.. son of Mr.
and Mrs- Sam Plott, and grandson
of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Grahl, of
Dalton. Ga.. all formerly of Way-
'11- V . 1l,itt wln a A!
nesvuits. xuu.iK rinavv anA
graduate of the Chatsworth toM
aM,nni of Dalton. is only 18. and i vT?. V .
joined the U. S. marines in reu-
ruarv of this year. A recent mess
Sgt. Frady In Company
Hollywood Movie Stars
A nhntcranh sent Out from
Camp Bowie, Texas, shows Rita
Hayworth, lovely Hollywood swr,
surrounded by tank troopers of
the battalion during her recent
personal appearance there- Stand
ing right at Miss Hayworth's side
is Sgt Porter Frady, son of James
D. Frady, of Waynesville.
Pvt. Wm. Medford, Jr.,
Now At Camp Wolters
Pvt. William A. Medford, Jr.,
28, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A.
Medford, of Waynesville, is now
taking specialist training at Camp
Wolters, Texas, which is a large
infantry replacement center for
E. J. Duckett Gets
Navy As Lieutenant
Fines Creek News
Mrs. D. N. Kathbone.
sage to his family stated that he
was '"somewhere in the Pacific."
As a small child he attended the
East Waynesville school when his
parents resided here. --'
eged to serve your country, and it
is really an honor to go to the
fore whensuch people as are found
in my hometown are backing us
Yours very truly,
James Robert Leatherwood,
U. S- Army Air Forces Flying
E. J. Duckett has received a
'commission as lieutenant in the
and reported, for duty at
rf P T . Saturday.
Lieut. Duckett is the son of Mrs.
E. T. Duckett, and the late Mr.
Duckett. For the past six years
Via a Vtoan onaineer at the PaDer-
board Mill at Sylva. He is a grad
uate of State College, ana ior
three years was engineer at Cul-lowhee.
His wife accompanied him to
New York, and will return soon to
take charge of Roberson ,Hall at
Hefore leaving Sylva. officials
and others of the plant, gave him
a beautiful watch.
His mother spent the past week
with them assisting in moving.
Captain James Davis, of Fort
Benning, Ga., spent the week-end
here with his family.
A farewell supper was given last
week at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
rinnor of John H.
Nesbitt, agriculture teacher In the
, - i l TT lnanoa
Fines CreeK scnooi. n .
soon for the Navy. Many of his
students were invited and a large
number were present. Mr. Nesbitt
expressed much gratitude to Mr.
and Mrs. Greene in whose home be
had been living since coming here
i a.,.ti. nf lant vear. Mr. Nes-
bitt will be greatly missed by the
school as well as the community
in which he took an active interest.
Fines Creek sends along with him
many good wishes on behalf of
his tine worn ne uiu
A Church School Rally Day pro
gram is being planned at the Laur
el Hill Methodist church for Sep
tember 20th. The details of the
program will be announced later.
ou .o'am to Ko one thine peo-
UUOSWCD OI.V1" V w yW -
fpr of and no won-
j- ..,.,o Voon tnnirht from tots
up to keep a look-out especially
at this time ol year. m
j .v,ilo . r.hnrlie Roarers was
preparing dinner she heard a pe
culiar sound. xninKing n lu'e""
be a buzzing bee. As the sound
.ttr.mj cha started investigat-
ing and discovered near her door
a large snake.
TTpr husband found a big black
Rattler with seven rattles.
(One Day Nearer" Victory) THURSDAY, SEPT. l0 ls )
78 Enrolled At St. John's School
Substantial Increase Over Ust Year
o Tiin'a sTinol onened Wednes-1 : .' " -
Ipl 6 for 250
Parkay .. .... lb. GmOF:'
NBC Lb. Box
RITZ CRACKERS - - - 210
Shredded Wheat 2 bxs 250
HI ftl MIIK IN All OU COOKI
PORK RIBS lb. 1710
STEAK - - - -lb. 310
LIVER MUSH - - - lb. 190
Special Kraft American
CHEESE--2 lb. ctn. 550
No. 2 Can Sliced
25c Value - - 4 bars 150
Private Joseph L. Scruggs is
spending a 15-day furlough here
with his parents. Mr. and Mrs.
C. A. Scruggs. Private Scruggs
is now stationed at Biloxi, Miss.,
and is an instructor in air mechanics.
Mrs VnnPB Green and three chil
dren arrived Saturday from New
port News to visit the lormer s
mother, Mrs. Dola Rathbone and
other relatives here.
c TnW school onened Wednes
day, September 2, with an enroll
ment of seventy-eight, which rep
oont an increase of twenty-one
over the enrollment of a year ago.
Of this number, seventy-three
are day students; five, boarding
students. Sixty-six are irom way
nesville; twelve, from out of town.
The enrollees, residents of Way
nesville, unless otherwise specified,
include the following.
High school: Toots Hannah, Billy
Ray, Spaldon Underwood, Joe
Massie, Kathleen Allison, Gladys
Kenney, Lorraine Martel, Edwina
Haller, Fort Payne, Ala., and Doris
Eighth grade; Dorothy wartei,
irirknntrick. Peeerv Jansen,
Jimmy Tutwiler, Junaluska, Nip
Ray, Tuck Ray, Buaay wuson,
Cyril Minett, and Kicnara unaer-
Seventh grade : Robert Hardin,
William Theran Hyatt. Thomas
Row rmivn Coooer. Nana Lee
Himes, and Catherine ranny, m.ia
Sixth grade: Evelyn Jansen and
Fifth prade: Jane Fowler, At
lanta rarmichael Hannah, and
Hallptt Ward. Jr.. Junaluska.
Fourth grade: Talmadge Mor-
Entertainment for the evening
will consist of cake walking, penny
throw, baby contest, relay races,
ball throwing and guessing games.
Soft drinks, ice cream and weiners
will be sold.
The proceeds will go to sponsor
the senior Annual.
ris, Joan Raw;, tit .
ferro nf n;i. "Mtt T.r
mv. , " ""son. t
Third grade: Ida R i I
zelwood, Mary ilA
Mann, Hollywood pil UM
Mitchell, Beth Pankey
vost Irece Wilson,
and T.anr Wj Wlul
oecona grade: Sau I
Acron Greer, Dale EatdirH
Stovall, and David a2V4
Hazelwood, BeS' rH
Jf'ranklin, Dick Boyd v
Moye, Jeff Reece H
Special students: Bettv
feld, Mrs. C. Daniels xSt
Gunn, Mary Ruby Da'vi, t'
Welch, Wilma Hoyle KatW
Music students: Carolyn CooW
Mary Cooper, Jane Fowler Z
Francis. Sarah T.Jm n' , "
Doris Greer, Bette. Hannah 'wl
gate ilannah, Bobby Hardin, Mil
mines, raisy jansen, Peggy jj
sen, Louise Martin, Anne M
mino, Dorothy Lane Prevost M
garet Catherine Reese, and Sal
Mrs. J. L. Sizemore and her three
daughters, Helen, Eula and Mrs.
J. B. Ketter, of Cliffside, recently
visited Mrs. H. L. KatnDone ai ner
home on Fines Creek.
Three million new agricultu
worxers win. De needed in 1S1
according to the War Man Pad
Corporal Jack Smith, of Fort
Jackson, spent the week-end here
with his family.
Mr and Mrs Mariori Hensley,
of Lenoir, announce the birth of a
daughter, uorotny Joyce, on Sep
tember the 4th. Mrs. Hensley is
the former Miss Dollee Marsh,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. S.
Marsh, of Bryson City, who lor
merly resided here.
T E A - - - j lb. 470
2 Lb. Jar 43c Value
PEANUT BUTTER - -370
No. 2 Can :v-
TOMATOES--2 for 190
2 lbs. 330
46-Oz. Can Blue Bird Grapefruit
JUICE - - - 210
No. 2 Can Libby's Pineapple
JUICE - - - 150
White Water Rose
24 Lb. Bag
T v a
PALMOLIVE SOAP - - 3 for 150
Octogan Soap or Powder 4 for 190
OCTAGON TOILET SOAP - - - 50
The now-extinct elephant birds
nf Madagascar were the lartrest
birds that ever existed, individuals
sometimes reaching a height oi
11 feet. '
WnnHv McElrov. of New Jersey, '
recently visited his mother, Mrs.
Robert Rathbone, at their home
on Martins Creek. ;
Among those from Fines Creek
makinc im a nartv and motoring
to Canton Monday to enjoy Labor
Day, were G'enrt Noland, iwwa
James, Lura Mae Green, Bob
Williams, Dorothy Lynch and Jun
Mrs. Manford Fisher and her
amall dauirhter. Virginia Ann. ac
companied by her mother-in-law,
Mrs. W. F. Fisher, returned to ner
home in Newport News last week.
Fines Creek seniors will sponsor
an ice cream supper Friday night,
September 11, at 8:00 o'clock at
IN THE ARMY they say
"BUBBLE DANCING" for dish-washing
"HASH MARK" for service stripe
HIGH BALL" for an extra snappy salute
"CAMEL" for their favorite cigarette
m tfftk m In t,ji Ami Vmw. MarlnM. and
Cmm Guard, the favorite cigarette if CameL
(Baied oo actual ialet records in Pom Exchange
TWWCI, ONE REASON I
e Y SMOKE CAMELS.
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xAfVd i P-L HOUND' J
WC t 1L FLAVOR IS TV
IN THE SERVICE
SUPER SUDS-lg. box------210
KLEK 2 boxes 150
Wi I UKITED
J I STATES
Iff f SAVINGS
of rln maUiM
40 Oz. .-
SYIIUP - - 290
12 Oz. Can Delicious Sandwich
MEAT - Special -31
Casli Grocery Co.
The Better Food Store"
These Firms Will Help You Get
Activities and Playtime Opportunities
For Invisible Soleing Try Oar
Newest Modern Stitcher
DniUI FOR HEALTH
Gents 10c until 6:00 then
2 for 25c
Across from Post Office
Specializes on Tourist Wants
Visit Us ..
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CONSTRUCTION PAPER COMPASSES
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WHITE- AND COLORED CARDBOARD
PENCILS ... BLACK AND COLORED LEADS
GLUES AND PASTE
Eyes Examined For Appointment
Glasses Fitted Telephone 2483
DR. R. KING HARPE
125 Main Street Wells Bldg. Canton, N. C.
Delicious Appetising Regular Sizzling
Breakfast Plate Lunch Dinner Steaks
SUNDAY DINNER FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY
For Service First Satisfaction Always
In the Basement of the Boyd Building
Entrance through the Boyd Furniture
Time to Cook with Gas
L. Wavtcri Fuel
City gas coRvsnl.ncs ln.tUl .W
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T n,,r former Pla
Main street next 10 M
Furniture Company. I
Serving delicious M
that always satisnes.
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