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(One Day Nearer Victory) THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19 l3 J
THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
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The spotlight of the war turned
oyer the week-end from the fight
ing forces in Africa, to view the
remains of a battered and beaten
Japanese fleet which engaged
American seamen in the vicinity
of the Solomons. At least 23 Jap
anese ships went to the bottom, in
cluding eight transports with about
Yesterday the American ships
were scouring the regions of the
greatest naval battle of the war
seeking crippled Jap ships which
might be floundering in the seas.
The shattering of the Japanese
armada was described by President
Roosevelt as a major victory, as
he also revealed that Rear Admiral
Daniel J. Callaghan, his former
naval aide, was killed in the bat
tle. American losess were reported
as two light cruisers and six de
stroyers. Later reports from the section
were that American submarines
were active on the China coast,
and that Japanese route to the
south might be cut.
In the meanwhile, American and
British troops in North Africa
continue to march steadily towards
Headlines that made news for
the past week, include:
British drive last of foe out of
Vichy offered terms, of peace.
Jap base in Solomons battered
U. S. subs sink 7 Jap supply
ships in Pacific.
Reds hold out against Nazis at
Jap landing forces smashed at
British seize vital Tobruk with
Stalin annonces that tide turned
President ordered supplies sent
to French in North Africa.
New draft bill becomes law
when, signed by President.
Reds again beat off Germans at
Five Cherokee county men
charged with assaulting chairman
of board of elections.
Election board hears vote dis
pute in Watauga.
Japanese fleet reported heading
First reports of sea battle given.
. British push Germans 40 miles
Vichy puzzled over situation iil
Six Germans found guilty of
treason in Chicago.
Captain Rickenbacker, famed
aviator, rescued from Pacific after
adrift for three weeks.
President commends Eisenhower
for RHceesbful accomplishment in
Rubber Czar on Tour
Robber Administrator William M.
1 Jeffers (right) is shown the latest
itype of processed synthetic rubber
I by Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., on his
' recent tour of the Akron, 0., rubber
Industry. Firestone, first of the
j Government - owned synthetic rub
I ber plants to go into production last
I Spring, has been steadily increasing
1 (Central Prut)
Tries Out New Tank
Prime Minister Winston Churchill
is shown in the turret of the new
hoavily-armed and armored tank
named after him. The Churchill
earries a 6-pounder which gives it
tremendous fire power. It is heavy
and strong enough to be used as a
Report that Rommel last 75,000
Germans and Italians in North
United States soldiers clash with
Germans defending Tunusuan
British planes pound fleeing
Germans unable to make any
gains on Stalingrad.
Eisenhower has narrow escape
in plane landing.
Four killed as building falls in
Americans and Australians
move on Buna.
Government soon to determine
eating habits of citizens.
Senate fails to consider liquor
Lend-lease aid by America in
creases. Cold winds sweep over steppes
Japs impose iron rule upon
Philippines and Malaya.
23 Jap warships sunk in battle.
Allies push rapid drive in Tu
nisia. McNutt admits U. S. wastes
Allies prepare for death blow
to Japs at Bun. ,r,f
Reds beat off Nazi attacks at
Widen search for Barbara Ben
nett, missing since Friday.
Probe asked of Maas charge
that U. S. is losing in Pacific.
6 firemen killed, 40 hurt in Bos
15 people knicd over week-end
Americans to trot no sympathy
43 deer, 3 bears killed in Pisgah
'B A Bit of Lunch
Lieut. Gen. Brehon B. Somervell,
Chief of the U. 8. Army Service
of Supply, halts the inspection of
tank construction at a Schenectady,
N. Y, plant to taste a sandwich
from the lunch pail of one of the
factory's employee. The general
was accompanied by eevsral or
KffiMM f tli War Dent.
Fliers Receive Navy Cross
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These four aviator were awarded tin Navy Cross at the Sand Point
naval air station at Seattle, Wash., for bombing a Jap aircraft carrier
somewhere In the Pacific. Left to right: Lieut Walter F. Henry. Bntier,
Miss.; Ensign R. P. Lecklider of Toledo, O.; Lieut Robert P. Williams.
Snoqualmie, Wash.; and Lieut Alva Simmon of Portahs, New Mex
" ico. This is an official U S. Navy photo.' -
MacArthur take over charge In
Americans hunt for crippled Jap
ships in area of battle.
Southern Senators continue fili
buster against poll tax.
Bad weather hinders British in
U. S. planes dropped British
paratroops in Tunisia.
Gas rationing cut on "A" cards
to 3 gallons, scheduled to start De
cember 1, -
German blast hole in Red line
Allied forces march forward in
Good tobacco season predicted
for this area. :
German subs get two more ships
oft South American coast.
President tells nation to stop
guessing about war.
22 injured in train crash in Chi
Americans continue drive across
Hitler massing 1,000 planes in
British forces only 70 miles
President says turning point of
Victory of American fleet seen
as paving way for northward
Locomotives in France and Bel
gium hit hard by RAF bombs.
Spain trying hard to keep neu
Youths who have reached 18 to
register between December 11 and
Thread of food shortage causes
leaders to take action on farm la
Carolina expected to use passes
Auto fatalities in North Caro
lina show decrease.
72 deer and 5 bears killed in
Pisgah in two days of hunting.
Japs pushed further back in
Break sought in deadlock on poll
tax bill in Senate.
Sank First Jap Ship
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Former Pastor Of Rich
land Church Coming For
Special Service Sunday
Rev. Luther Clark of Canton,
former pastor of Richland Baptist
church, will conduct services at
Richland Sunday night at 7:30.
Rev. Mr. Clark was pastor of
Richland for almost 13 years, leav
ing behind many things the church
accomplished while there as a
pastor. .; ..
Everyone is cordially invited to
attend the night service.
Asks for Public Aid
Pictured in the bombardier's seat oi
a B-17 bomber is Scrgt. Meyer
Levin, of Brooklyn, N. Y. Levin,
shown at an airfield in Australia,
sank the first Jap warship while
flying with the late Captain Colin
Kelly. -Since that time he has
taken part in the battles of Java
and Coral Seas and scored a direct
hit on a 12,000-ton Jap transport.
Civic League To
Give Silver Tea
On December 2
Details for an interesting musi
cal program are being completed
for the silver tea which the Civic
League will sponsor at the home
of the organization's president,
Mrs, Rufus L. Allen, on Church
Street, on Wednesday, December
2, at 7:30.
Proceeds will be used by the
League in sponsoring local civic
The League, through its presi
dent, went on record as heartily
endorsing the mechanical course
which has been started for colored
people at the high school bus shops.
The benefit will be open to the
public, and all persons interested
in the work of the organization are
invited to attend.
Scrap became a major steel
making material in 1868, when the
first open hearth furnace was built
in the United State.
Funeral services were held at the
Methodist Church in Maggie at 4
o'clock Monday afternoon for Lewis
Knight, eisrht vear-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. Cash Knight of the Mag
gie section who died at 7:30 o ciock
Sunday morning in the Haywood
Rev. John Finger officiated. Bur
ial was in the Henry cemetery,
fiiirviviner are the Barents: four
sisters, Mrs. Sallie Ketner, of Mag
gie, Mrs. Mattie Kulian, oi Sevier
County, Tenn., and Misses Nettie
anH Puth vnierht.' of Maeeie: one
brother, Smith Knight of Maggie.
The Massie Funeral Home had
charge of the funeral arrange
Funeral services were held at
the Bradley cemetery at 2 o'clock
on Tuesday afternoon for Elijah
Compton Messer, 64, who died at
his home in the lower Iron Duff
section at 9 o'clock Sunday night,
following an extended illness.
The Rev. Forrest Ferguson of
ficiated. Burial was in the ceme
tery.. Mr. Messer is native of Hay
wood county and had been engaged
in farming all his life.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs.
Callie Messer; six daughters, Mrs.
Louise Burgess, Mrs. Leona Mc
Elroy, Mrs. Ina Long, Mrs. May
Burr Morrow and Miss Anine Lee
Messer, all of Cove Creek; three
sons, Jerry, Hughes and Horace
Messer, also of Cove Creek.
The Massie Funeral Home was
in. charge of the arrangements.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our thanks
to our many friends for their help
and kindness during the sickness
and death of our dear Mother and
The Walker Family.
Corp. Franklin M. Koons, a former
Iowa auctioneer now a U. S. Ran
ger, is the first American soldier
to win a British army decoration
In this war. Koons was awarded
the Military Medal for "conspicu
ous gallantry and admirable leader
ship" during the raid on Dieppe.
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Insects on the Polynesian islands
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