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THURSDAY, SEPT. 24, 1942 (One Day Nearer Victory)
THE WAYNES VILLE MOUNTAINEER
SfereM Of World
Brothers In Service
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Rev. and Mrs- Jarvis V. Underwood, of route one, have two sons
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in cprvice. Jli jcxt ia aina i uwuu uunwwu. HOW Sia
tinned at Tarris Island, S. C., undergoing training in ' the Marine
Corps. On tne ngnt is rvu vvoouiyw vvuson unuerwoou, taking spe-
Icial training at Lamp wolters, xexaa.
CORPORAL JOHN BEST is
somewhere in England. .This pic
ture was made of him thtfre just
1 1 few weeks ago, and sent to his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Best,
I of Clyde. Corporal Best has serv-
led six years in the regular army
I and re-enlisted in March of this
year. He likes army life, and
plans to remain in service everw
after the war.
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Now In Northern Ireland
PVT. EARL MESSER. of Clvde.
'" 1, son of Mr. and Mrs. T.
Messer, is with an armored
1 unit somewhere overthere.
"t Messer entered servicp a
yer ago, and from here went to
'rt- Knx. Ky., then to Camp
Me, Texas. From the Texas
'ajP he went overseas. He was
1 farmer before onto,.;
! September 10, 1941.
Kenneth F nn
Home For 15 Days
Kenneth E. nnlim,. tt c
u2lV was ca"ed home oA ac-,
K:?:,fhe illness o his father.
. no nas Deen con-
Ditr? 'he Haywood County Hos-
SV' fV. during the week for.
hi, .li'! Va-. where he will resume
" duties. TTa ho. v. . xv..
Belsth the Past five monfhs.
tstu, a "' uouu i xar. ana Mrs.
ms Arrmgton. 7
"owe On Furlough
Mr Jlawrence Moody son of
Ia ko Ul8 parents, tie
Kber. i"e. 8?rvlce ce Sep
k ern,;:y.-H nd( was in
Be .18 months
lama. wansf erred ) fw
Port n 10 he ParaclAte troops
h J?6"' Ga., alnd upon
K ' lu- fr nggelr train-
Mrs. Leonard Leatherwood, of
Washington, D. C, and Waynes-
ville, has received word that her
husband has been promoted to
Sergeant Leatherwood entered
the service September 10, 1941,
when he was sent to Fort Bragg,
From Fort Bragg he was sent to
fort Knox, Ky., and became a
P. F. C. in the first armored divi
sion, lie was Btationed at Fort
Knox seven months and was then
moved to Fort Dix, N. J., where
he was stationed one month. He
left the U. S. the middle of May
and is now with the American Ex
peditionary Forces in Northern
In The Navy
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CORPORAL CLAUD UNDER
WOOD, with a heavy artillery
unit in Honolulu, was for a num
ber of years a carpenter for Juna
luska Supply Company, but since
September 10, 1941, has been in
the army. He went from here to
Fort Bragg, and then to a camp
in Texas and then to California
before sailing. He has been in
Honolulu for seven months. He is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ruf us
Underwood, route one.
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WMi. WOODROW LEATHER-
WOOt is taking his basic naval
training at Great Lakes, 111- Be
fore volunteering on August 10,
1942, he was connected with the
Grace Lumber Mills. He is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Leath
erwood, of route 2. He has a wife
and a son years old.
of Mrs I iii aay weese'
"tiwooH f LUhe Deweese, lof Ha-
"Jter tLJ turned to camp
tin. . e 's now tjin j L
Captain David S. Stentz
Captain David S. Stentz has ar
rived safely "overseas somewhere"
according to a Cable received this
week by Mrs. Stentz, who is with
her parents, Captain and Mrs. W.
Captain Stentz, of the U. S. Air
Corps, came East a few weeks ago
from the Pacific coast where he
had been in command of a squad
JAMES MARVIN DEAL, U. S.
Navy, nephew of Mrs. T, L. Brara-
lett, oi waynesvnie.
Two Brothers Are
Serving In Navy
James Marvin Deal, gunner's
mute,, first class, U. S. N., has been
sent to Norfolk to an advanced
gunners' school and after a three
Xionth course will be assigned to
some ship for further sea duty.
He is the son of Mr, and Mrs.
II; E. Deal, of Sherwood, and neph
ew of Mrs. T. L. Bramlett, of Way-nesville.
Mr. Deal was a member of the
crew that captured the German
ship Oldenwald in mid-Atlantic in
November, 1940, and hag Berved
aboard the U. S. S. Omaha and
on shore duty in France, and other
countries adjoining. Lately he has
been with the fleet in the South
Atlantic. He enlisted in the navy
in April, 1937.
A brother, William Lester Deal
is a second class petty officer and
was also in on the capture of the
Oldenwald. He enlisted in Octx
ber, 1939, and has served on the
Omaha and is now aboard a de
stroyer somewhere in the Pacific,
He visited his parents in June on
a four-day furlough after sailing
from Scotland to Norfolk.
Pvt. James Toy At
Fort Benjamin Harrison
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Pvt. James Toy, son of Mr, and
Mrs. J. E. Toy, of Waynesville, has
arrived at Fort Benjamin Harris
son, Ind., to begin his basic train
ing in finance. Upon completion
of an intensive field training pro
gram, he will be sent to the class
room to study army pay methods.
Prior to his induction on An
rpn for some time. He was order- gust 18, he was a public account
ed to report to Washington and
from there to New York, from
which he embarked for foreign
U. S. Navy On Furlough
Woodrow Leatherwood, 24, U- S.
Navy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Leatherwood, of Lake Junaluska,
is home on furlough, visiting ms
parents. He . volunteered six
weeks ago in Asheville, and is now
stationed at Great Lakes, 111.
Prior to his entering the service,
ant for Arthur Anderson and Com
pany of Atlanta,
Wants To Help, Brother
Out In British Isles
When Pvt. Roy B. McCracken
was home recently he told his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howell Mc
Cracken, that he was going to go
England and help his brother,
Cpl. Wayne McCracken. After re
turning to camp, he drank a lot
of milk, and worked bard as a
machine gunner. He is qualified
now, and longs to get to England,
and then within shooting distance
of the enemy to prove that he is
Son Of Former Haywood
Citizen Cited For Bravery
Ferguson B. White, 22, second
class petty officer, quartermaster,
U. S. Navy, son of Mr. and Mrs.
C. R. White, of Darrington, Wash.,
who has been in the service for
two years, has recently been cited
for bravery twice by his command
ing officer, as a member of the crew
of a U. S. Submarine in the Pa
On one occasion his ship was
credited with the sinking of five
enemy ships with 16,385 tons of '
enemy shipping. His commanding
officer cited him for "his courage
under fire" on one attack and for
his "contribution to a successful!
attack" on another.
Young White's father is a na
tive of this county and he is wide
ly connected in this section. His
mother was the former Miss Iva
Lee Wilson of Macon. Recently
Mr. and Mrs, White came to Way
nesville and are spending some
time at the home of Mrs. H. C.
Ferguson, for the former's health.
They have made their home in the
state of Washington for the past
Pvt. Paul H. Reeves
Improves From Accident
Pvt. Paul H. Reeves, who has
been confined to the hospital at
Fort Jackson for the past three
months with a broken arm, is re
pqrted to be -much improved, it
was learned during the week.
Lti James Harden Howell
On General's Staff
First Lieutenant James Harden
Howell, Jr., son of Col. and Mrs. J.
H. Howell, who is stationed at Fort
Jackson, has recently been trans
ferred aa an aide to the staff of
the commanding officer, Major
Lt. Howell volunteered in De
cember, 1940, and has been station
ed at Fort Jackson since he has
been in the service with the excep
tion of the" time he spent at Fort
Benning, Officers' Training Camp.
Prior to his entering the ser
vice Lt. Howell was a practicing
(Mbre Men In Service On Page 10)
The Nation's steel mills are running out
of scrap. They haven't enough on hand
for even 30 days more. When this is gone
they have to shut down--f or all new steel
is 50 per cent scrap. Get your scrap ready
to turn in now!
Whose Boy Will Die
Because Yon Failed?
Thing about it as revenge a way to
get back at the scum who have at
tacked us. Or think about it as a little
more protection for our fighting men
something you, yourself, can do to
bring as many as possible home alive.
But think about it now for the scrap
in the homes, farms and factories has
got to be moving to stock piles within
the next few weeks OR IT MAY BE
Maybe you don't know what it means
to have production fall off. Maybe
you can't imagine how it feels to be
hunkered down in a foxhole wishing
for just one more clip of cartridges.
Or to see the enemy rolling through
your lines because you didn't have
just a few more tanks.
OR MAYBE YOU DON'T CARE!
We think you do. , We feel that our
whole community is ready to rise up
and bring in the scrap as soon as you
get a chance. So you're going to get
Next week we're starting the biggest
drive you've ever seen, to get in this
precious material. And you're going
to pitch in, too, because this situation
Start looking around your place for
scrap today. If you've got a son in
the service, do it for HIM. Do it for
the neighbor's boy for those fine
young chaps you just passed, out on
Above all do it for your country . . .
and do it now!
Watch this paper for details of the
big scrap drive and what you must
do to help.
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he was engaged in farming. i
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