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RSPAY, DECEMBER 10, 1942 (One Day Nearer Victory)
THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
Following Men In
This column is devoted to news of
men serving their country. Such
news is solicited from parents and
friends of these men. When writing,
be sure to sign .your name.
"Remember Pearl Harbor"
lade During The Week
. during tne pasi wee Dy
vere in nf mPn n the
I ,e local aiaio - -- -ijwsville
in class 1-A were: Carl Roger
,'fliff Hugh Arthur Phillips,
Zee Virgil Rogers and Ralph
Placed in class 3-A were: George
rkm Swanger, Curtis Franklin
feento, and Henry William Sut-
placed in class 4-V were: Jerry
Hnlcomb, Jack Smith, Robert
Minley Hawkins and William C.
foutwell. , .
ytr)jn Gunter was pui in ciass
j. Arthur Green in class 3"c!
koodrow Wilson unuerwouu in
'3SS 4-F; James iroy varver in
tliss 2-C: Herman Kay uwens, in
pass Tii.J! i
klass 3-B; ana 'ua -"BU1 ?
It . ':':' ..
Placed in class 41P were Charlie
oy Frady, Vernon Jones Messer,
harlie Gibson, Shelby Cullen
!rmlett. Earl Conard, Joseph Tay-
l0r Campbell, Robert Guy Phillips,
heodore Swanger, oaeu crawiora,
joy Samuel lunmu, ijawiciite au-
Irew Parker, jonnnie inax nan ana
jVernett Potter, U. S. Navy
Spends Furlough Here
Vernett Potter, U. S. Navy, left
Monday to resume his duties in
tkf service after spending a fur
lough here with his wife at Lake
Junaluska. Mrs. Potter, who is the
former Miss Stella Mae Wyatt, of
Lake Junaluska, will leave soon
!or Washington, D. C, where she
ias accepted a position.
Killed In Collision
Several Cattle Missing As
Result Of Accident
YES! The above headline
indicates a big loss for some
one. This could have been
prevented by having this
Agency provide a TRIP
icy providing coverage for
just such an emergency.
Cattle, Merchandise, goods
of all descriptions as well as
Personal Effects can be in
sured against practically
ALL RISKS with one of
our Floater Policies.
See Us Today For Infor
mation No Obligation.
The L. N. Davis
59 N. Main Street
K'aynesville ; Phone 77
Promoted To Corporal
George W. Rickman Is
Promotion of George W Rick
man, son of Mr. and Mri. Manley
Rickman, of Waynesville. North
Carolina, to the rank of corporal
has been announced at Ft. Benning,
Ga., by his commanding officer.
The Infantry School, largest of
its kind in the world, is the hnm
of the Infantry Officer Candidate
School where candidates selected
from the- ranks of the orivates.
corporals, and sergeants because
of their superior ability, train and
study diligently for three months
before receiving commissions -second
In addition to the candidate
course, the Infantry School also
trains enlisted men in radio com
munications and automotive me
chanics. There are a great many
classes for officers, including- those
for division officers up to the grade
oi Drigamer general.
Three Haywood Men
At Amarillo Field
Three men from Haywood are
now taking extensive training as
aviation mechanics at the Army
Air Force Technical School at Am
arillo Field, Texas.
Those from Haywood .includes
Thomas L. Howell, Dennis j. Hoyle,
of route one, and James W. Mes
ser, of Cove Creek,
Amarillo Field is one of the new
est in the technical training com
mand. Its purpose is to train the
ace mechanics who keep Uncle
Sam's plane flying over the globe.
Enroute For Overseas Duty
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Lt. Win. Medford of Navy
Here on 3 Weeks Leave
Lt (Junior grade) William
Medford, deck officer, U. S. Navy,
wh3 has recently completed a
course of several weeks training
at Princeton University, arrived
home on Sunday for a leave which
will extend until December 28th.
Lt. Medford, who was a prac
ticing attorney here prior to his en
tering the service, volunteered
early last spring, but was not call
ed to active duty until early in
; He was accompanied upon his
return home by Mrs. Medford, who
had gone up to visit her husband
at Thanksgiving and remained un
til his leave started.
Honored by China
Pvt. Richlyn H. Holt
Transferred To Utah
Private Richlyn H. Holt, son of
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Holt, of Way
nesville, has been transferred to
Reams, Utah, from Lowery Field,
Denver, where he has been in train,
ing for the past several weeks.
Pvt. Holt has been in the service
since July, when he was inducted
in the Air Corps in West Palm
Beach, Fla. From West Palm Beach
he was transferred to Atlantic City
and from there to Denver. Prior
to his entering the service he held
a position with a construction com
pany at Morrison Field, West Palm
Beach. Pvt. Holt is a graduate of
the Crabtree High School.
Pvt. Joe Lenting Home
On Furlough With Guest
Private Joe Leming, who is sta
tioned at Fort Benning, Ga., spent
last week here with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. R. C. Leming. He had as
his guest Private Horace Johnston,
of McAllen, Texas, who is also sta
tioned at Fort Benning, in the
same company as that of Private
Private Leming has been in the
service over two years, having left
this area with Company "H."
Lt. Robert Winchester
Transferred To Seattle
Lt. Robert Winchester, who has
been stationed at Camp Croft since
his graduation from the Officers
Candidate School at Fort Benning,
Ga., has recently been transferred
to Fort Lawton, Seattle, Wash.
Lt. Winchester has been in the Ser
vice more than two years, having
left here with Company "H."
The Mountaineer Stationery Department Has
STEEL FILES-BOXES -CABINETS
ses range from a file that holds 300 cards to 1,800
fds, from 3- by 5-inch cards to 5 by 8 inches. In
tota single and double units. Heavy steel construction.
NO MORE FOR THE DURATION
A complete stock of
Index Files for all
sizes up to legal
We have letter and leeal size Folders in two weights
also Tab Indexes
'Stationery and Supplies for Office, Home and Schoof
ENSIGN LUCILLE PLOTT, N. S. Navy, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. James Robert Plott, of this county. The picture, which recently
appeared in The Oakland Tribune, of Oakland, Calif., was taken while
Ensign Plott was on the Pacific coast awaiting orders to report for
foreign duty. (Courtesy of Oakland Tribune).
Two Waynesville Men
At Great Lakes Naval
Station In Training
Two more Waynesville men,
sworn to avenge Peal Harbor, have
reported to the U. S. Naval Train
ing Station at Great Lakes, 111., to
begin recruit training.
Here the new recruits will be
physically hardened, and thorough
ly schooled in the fundamentals of
seamanship, and naval customs and
procedure. They will be given a
series of aptitude tests designedto
place each man in the job for which
he is best fitted.
The new Waynesville recruits
are; John Raymond Singleton, 17,
son of Mr. and Mrs. George Wash
ington Singleton, Rt, 1; William
Ernest Singleton, 19, son of Mr.
William E. Singleton, Rt, 1.
Kenneth Wright Spends
Eight Day Furlough Here
Staff Sergeant Kdnneth E.
Wright has returned to Camp Cook,
California, after spending tight
days here with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. James A. Wright.
Lt. Ernest L. Withers
Lt. Ernest L. Withers, Jr., U. S.
Air Corps, has recently been pro
moted from second lieutenant to
first lieutenantr" Lt. Withers is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Withers,
He volunteered in September,
1941, and was sent to Keesler
Field, where he took his basic
training. From Keesler Field he
was transferred to Miami Beach
and was among the Hirst group to
receive administrative training In
the air corps there. Upon com
pletion of the course he was sent
back to Keesler Field where he
has since been stationed.
Prior to his entering the service
Lt. Withers was fi. Id representa
tive of the Red Rock Cola Company,
Linwood Parton Taking
Naval Training At
Great Lakes Station
Linwood Parton, 18, son of Mr.
and Mrs. A. B. Parton, Rt. 8, Way
nesville, recently enlisted in the
U. S. Navy and last week reported
to the U. S. Naval Training Station
at Great Lakes, 111., to undergo a
period of recruit training.
In "Boots," as recruit training is
called in the Navy, the new recruit
is getting instruction in military
drill, seamanship, naval procedure,
and is taking part in a strenuous
physical conditioning program.
Soon he will fee given a series of
aptitude tests to determine whether
he will receive advanced technical
training at one of the Navy's many
service schools, or assigned to duty
with the U. S. Fleet.
After graduation from recruit
training, he will be granted a nine
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k h .m mmtium-kti faiiiniii fcn i
Madame Chiang Kai-shek Is shown
placing the medal of the Military
Order of China around the neck of
Maj. Gen. James Doolittle. Similar
awards were made to the officers
and men who accompanied Doolittle
on the raid over Tokyo.
Seaman Joseph Nichols
Has Seen Action In Africa
Seaman First Class Joseph Don
ald Nichols, left Sunday after
spending five days here with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Nich
ols, of Waynesville Route 1.
Young Nichols, who is 22 years
old, enlisted in the navy last July,
and has seen active service in
He was employed by England,
Walton before going into service.
Sergeant James Reed
Spends Three Days nere
Sergeant James Reed, who to
now stationed at Camp Blanding,
Fla., spent a three-day furlough
here last week with his family and
from here went to Mississippi to
visit with other relatives. Mrs.
Reed and a&n, Bobby, plan to join
Sergeant Reed at Camp Blanding
in the near future.
PFC S. D. McKay Spends
15 Day Furlough Here
PFC S. Dewey McKay has re
turned to his duties at Fort Bragg
after spending a fifteen-day fur
lough with hia parents, Mr. nd
Mrs. S. L. McKay. V .
PFC McKay was inducted into
the service in March of this year
and took his basic training at
Camp Claiborne, La. He Is at
tached to the headquarters de
tachment of the 101st airborne division.
The San Diego, Calif., Junior
Chamber of Commerce, in a cam
paign to take two out of every
three cars off the streta by pro
moting car sharing, came out with
the slogan, "A rider per tire."
Time to Cook with Gas
the Perfect Fuel
Economical Clean Quick
Essotane Metered Servke.
City 0M oonvnlne Installed nye
Brading Gas Service p
Son of Former Residents
G raduates From Army
Sergeant Thornton Stringfellow,
son of Dr. and Mrs. J. L. String
fellow, of Culpepper, Va., former
residents of Waynesville, was an
honor graduate last week from
the Harlington Army Gunnery
School, of Texas.
Sergeant Stringfellow qualified
as an expert aerial triggerman af
ter five weeks of intensive training
and is now privileged to wear the
silver wings of a gunner.
Unless he is held over for in In
structor, Sergeant Stringfellow will
soon join a combat crew aboard a
Sergeant James KWight, of Fort
Blanding, Fla., and Mrs. Knight,
of Morganton, spent a few days
in Hazelwood last week with rel
SPECIAL - SATURDAY ONLY
100 WHITE 2-LAYER
Regular 65c Size.
Sorry, No Phone Orders, No Lay-Aways
In Our New Location Next To Western Union
il ; . ;,
WANTED Girls for cafeteria
"work. 18 years of age up. No
experience necessary. Write or
apply to Harvey's Cafeteria,
Durham, N. C, for interview.
Nov. 19-2C-Dec. 3-10-17-24-31.
STOP BY THE NURSERY and
tag your living Christmas tree.
You get early selection and we
will keep it growing fresh until
you call for it. Champion Nur
sery, Canton. Nov. 26 Dec 3-10
F6R RENT First floor three room
apartment, with garag?. Rea
sonable. Two outside entrances.
Mrs. E. T. Duckett, Assembly
Street. Dec 10
FOR RENT Two 4 room houses
J5.D0 and $6.00 a month. Join
golf course; Hazelwood. Write
or call Buck Rogers, 78Mi Main
St., Canton, N. IC. Dec. 10-17
FOUND By Joe Moore near Bur
gin's store a Poland China sow
weight from 250 to 300 pounds.
Owner please pay for ad and
call Joe Moore for pig. Dec. 10
FOR RENT A comfortable three
room apartment. Furnished or
unfurnished. Call Dr. I. B.
Funk at Rock Rest. Dec. 10
WANTED Four men that have
had experience as Automobil: me.
chanics to work in a Chevrolet
Dealer's Garage. We have a
clean and up to date shop. Older
men and those exempted from the
draft preferred. We pay sala
ries or commissions, all answers
will be strictly confidential. Ans
wer to Mr. A. W. Thomas, Pied
mont Chevrolet Company, Inc.,
Concord, N. C D-c 10
LOST Black and white spotted
male pig between Clyde and Way-1
nesville. Was in sack, weighed
abcut 50 lbs. Reward if return- j
ed to Hobart Grasty, Rt. 2. Way-
nesville. Dec 10
FOR SALE '30 model Harley
Davidson motorcycle, in good
condition. Must sell immediate
ly. See Herbert Burnett?, Jr., at
once, Dec, 10
NEW 9 foot Frigidaire, dozen
laying hers, large radio combina
tion, perfect condition. P. O.
Box 1E5, Waynesville. Dec. 10
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J. C. JENNINGS
and we mean every word of it. We do thank you from
the bottonrof our heart for the big response to our opening
last week-end. While the weather was not ideal, we appreciate
all the more the thousands who visited our new and modernized
The hundreds of kind remarks made about Haywood's most
modern store made us feel good. We are glad you appreciate
what we have done to make shopping easier, more comfortable,
and more economical
No matter what you need in the way of clothing, shoes,
piece goods, household articles, be sure to come to Belk-Hudson's
first. Try in our
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