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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
(One Day Nearer Victory) THURSDAY, DECEMBERS j ,
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Mrs. Homer Conard, of Waynes
ville, route 1, operative case, is
Allen Gibson, of Waynesville,
medical case, is resting fairly well.
Mrs. N. C. Sells, of Canton, op
erative case, is some better.
Mrs. Gary Smith, of Waynesville,
route 1, medical case, is improving.
Dr. B. F. Smathers, of Waynes
ville, medical case, is resting fair
Mrs. R. J. Dotson, of Canton, op
erative case, s better.
M. B. Smith, of Candler, opera
tive case, is improving.
Wiliam Gibson, of Candler, op
erative case, is resting more comfortably.
Lawrence King, of Clyde, oper
ative case, is better.
Baby Nettie Sutton, of Maggie,
medical case, is improving.
Among those discharged from
the Haywood County Hospital dur
ing the past week were: Mrs. Wal
lace Davis, Mrs. George Weldy and
baby, Master Bruce Sheehan, Miss
Bertha Snyder, Heinz Rollman,
Mrs. James Lowe and baby, Amos
Cagle, Mrs. Frank Sutton and
baby, W. A. Raby.
Master DeRoy Webb, Mrs. Shel
ton Surrett, Mrs. Norman Mitchell
and baby, Mrs. Mark Tritt, Manson
Cagle, Mrs. Joe Ramsey, Mrs.
Glenn Ledford, Russell Warren,
Washington. The Office of De
fense Transportation launched a
nation-wide "don't travel'' cam
Joseph B. Eastman, director of
ODT, said the "don't travel" ap
peal was designed to focus atten
tion of the American public on
the gravity of the passenger
transportation problem. He said:
"The time is here when all the
American people must understand,
what many of them now realize,
that unnecessary travel can do
real and serious harm to the war
He said overcrowding on many
rail and bus lines has already be
Miss Flossie Downs, Master Roy
Parton, Kenneth Sutton, Mrs.
Thomas Davis, Mrs. Harley Queen,
Miss Joyce Pressley, Miss Betty
Pressley, Mrs. Charley Ingle, Mrs.
T. C. Smith, Mrs. Florence Jones,
Miss Gertrude Gentry.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack McCracken, of
Canton, announce the birth of a son
on November 25th.
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Balentine, of
Waynesville, announce the birth of
a daughter on November 26th.
Mr. and Mrs. Gus MdClure, of
Clyde, announce the birth of a son
on November 28th,
Mr. and Mrs. Gay Bradshaw, of
Clyde, route 1, announce the birth
of a son on November 28th.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Caldwell, of
Waynesville, announce the birth of
a daughter on November 29th.
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A fighting man from the ground up
is Maj. Gen. A. A. Vandegrift of the
U. S. Marines, shown using a field
telephone on Guadalcanal Island.
This picture was made after the
general and his men had stormed
Japanese positions on Matanikou
Beach and killed or routed the Nip
ponese. Note the fighting general's
rifle and bayonet leaning1 against
Albert D. Hannah to Birdie Sut
ton, both of Waynesville.
Glenn Noland to 'Edna Mae
James, both of Clyde, route 1,
Verlie Glenn Ellis, of Sevierville,
Tenn., to Edith M. McCarter, of
Belk - Hudson
Greensboro Overall Co.
Greensboro, N. C.
A Tough Garment
Blanket Lined Red Camel
The Christmas Gift Store
CHRISTMAS EVE. In toe entrance
drive of a huge apartment build
ing. Shorty Cavendish huddled in a
vain attempt to protect himself from
the cold. His normally genial face
was pinched and drawn, and his roly
poly body shuddered as the wind
bit through his pitifully inadequate
Shorty was broke. For six weeks
now he bad been tramping the
streets, hoping and praying to find
a Job. Only the day before he had
been turned out of his rooming
house, his clothing and other pos
sessions confiscated by a sharp
Yet what bothered him even
more was the gnawing emptiness in
the pit of his stomach. ;
It was then his attention turned
to the two men on the corner. For
some time they had stood regarding
him, the younger man sometimes
gesturing his way, the older one
shaking his head. Shorty shrugged.
Maybe they were plainclothes of
ficers. Anyway, he was going to
hit them for a dime.
He approached the men. "Do
you happen to have an extra dime.
The older man reached into his
pocket, drew forth a bill and hand
ed it to Shorty with a smile. "Mer
ry Christmas," he said, then turned
Shorty stared at the bill, his heart
in his throat Five dollars. The man
must have made a mistake. But
when he looked up his benefactor
had melted into the crowd.
Shorty remained undecided for a
moment, then turned and walked as
swiftly as his half-frozen feet would
permit toward the restaurant.
Through bis mind were racing won
He merged with the crowd in
front of a toy shop, felt himself
jammed tightly against the display
window. A small boy and girl stood
beside him, their noses pressed to
the cold pane, staring in mingled
awe and anticipation at the big red
wagon on display. Then he noticed
the woman who stood behind them.
Hendricks Field, Fla. A former
coal dealer from Fairmount, W.
Va., was a bomb loader here but
if his name had anything to do
with it, he would be flying with
the combat crew. The five-foot-three
and a half-inch soldier, who
Telephones are now used for the
transmission of train orders over
nearly one hundred and fifty thou
sand miles of railroad while the
telegraph is used on eighty-three
tips the scales at 222 pounds, was
Pyt, Raymond Bombardiers.
ion of steei
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A Few Specials From Our Bin
Large Table of Assorted
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36-Inch Good Quality
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Fast Color 36-Inch
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VO - PATTERNS
On This Sale
PLAID OUTING On Sale 19(
29c Values In Special Lot of
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CHILDREN'S SOX - - . sf
Th9 Christmas Gift Store
Pressed the precious five-dollar
bill Into her hand.
She was shabbily dressed, and on
her face was a look of despair.
The little girl glanced back, eyes
shining. "Do you think Santa will
bring us that wagon. Mama?" she
asked. "That's all Jimmy and I
want. Just that wagon."
The woman tried to smile. "I'm
afraid not, darling."
Shorty suddenly realized that he
was free to go on. Still he hesitated.
"But, Mama," the boy pleaded,
"we wrote to him. We told him
where we live now . . ."
Shorty stepped forward impul
sively. "Pardon me, Madam," he
murmured, pressed the precious
five-dollar bill into her hand, and
walked quickly away. Not, how
ever, before he heard her gasp of
He stood on the curb, unaware oi
the freezing wind, as happy as he
had ever been in his life. Tonight
he would sleep in the city jail . .
a common tramp. But tonight he
bad done something of which he
would always be proud.
A hand settled on his shoulder.
He turned, recogni2ed the gray
haired man who had given him the
money. For an instant Shorty was
Tm sorry, sir," he said. "I want
ed to tell you of your error right
away, but you left before I could.
I haven't the money now."
The man smiled. "Don't worry
over that," he said quietly. "It
wasn't an error."
Then, what . . ,?"
"My companion and I made you
the subject of a wager," the man
explained. "He claimed the first
thing you would buy if you put
your hands on some money would
be a bottle of liquor. I disagreed.
After we saw what you did do with
it, we couldn't Just walk away."
His eyes played briefly over Shorty's
fat little figure, and he cleared his
throat "Our lodge Is giving a party
tonight for some children from the
Clearview Orphanage. We need a
man to act as Santa Claus, and if
you don't mind my saying so, you'd
take the part splendidly. After
that we could arrange to give you
a Job as assistant ' janitor at our
hall. Would you be interested?"
"Interested?" Shorty choked.
"Mister," he said slowly, "you've
Just offered me a ticket to heaven."
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HURRY SELECT YOURS TODAY
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1.10 - J..30
Use our Lay-Away Plan
29c to $1
Passenger traffic in Amarfllo,
Texas, has increased 275 per cent
The Christmas Gift Store
'during the last year.
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