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THE WAYNES VTLLE MOUNTAINEER
(One Day Nearer Victory) THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3
North African Push
Is Biggest 1942 Story
Washington Selects the 10
Greatest Events Of Year,
Most Hinging On War
Washington. It was a war year,
oar first in the war that has been
Mazing on three other continents
for more than three years now.
Sailors firing until rising waters
swamped their guns, soldiers inch-
ingr through bloody jungle muck,
marines storming lead-swept beach-
' es, gallant Russians, British Em
piremen, Chinese and Fighting
French- -all wrote headlines for
your' ' hometown paper. These,
from the Washington grandstand,
are the 10 biggest stories of 1942 :
1. 17. S. LANDINGS IN AFRICA
To Americans, restive because
we hadn't gotten into European
Action sooner, the news on No
vember 7 that donghboys had land
ed in French North Africa came as
the most exciting tidings of the
The landings were . significant,
too, because, linked with the smash
ing' defeat of German General
Rommel's Libyan array, they open
ed the long-awaited second front
and sparked a new French anti
Nazi resistance that was climaxed
in the scuttling of the French
fleet and the crack up of the Vichy
in with the African drive
was the U. S. Navy's doggedly
brilliant campaign against Nazi
submarines in the Atlantic. So
completely had the U-boats been
driven from shipping lanes after
midsummer that the 850 ships in
the Africa-bound convoy got
across without a single loss at sea.
?. BATTLE OF STALINGRAD
i..i.A o. Uftlp the 5. CONVKRSIO NOF AVTO
100-day siege of Stalingrad would IND USTRY .
go down as one of history's moat I By far the most striking symbol
titanic. As a develoDment of World
War II it ranks as Drobablv the
most decisive battle to date. And,
viewed in conjunction with the new
Russian counterattacks to the
north, it uncovers to some extent
the truly incredible Russian armed
3. BATTLE OF MIDWAY
In July a heavy force of Jap
anese warships was detected head
ing towards Midway, tiny but pow
erful U. S. outpost northwest of
Hawaii.- American- bombers and
fighters went out, routed-the foe.
Four Jup aircraft carriers and a
number of other ship were sunk.
Washington naval experts rank
Midway as the most important U.
S. naval victory of the year. Not
onlv did it save Midway and prob
ably Hawaii it may have pre
vented Jap landings on our Pa
cific coast, perhaps may . even have
saved the Panama Canal. With-
nnfc ttinf. vifttnfv the Battle of the
Solomons, our first large-scale of
fensive naval action, would never
have been possible,
4. BOMBING OF TOKYO.
Insignificant from the larger
military point of view, Major
General Jimmy Doolittle's air raid
on Tokyo nevertheless deserves a
place among the year's best stories
because it was the first time the
United States carried the war to
Japanese home territory.
From the psychological point of
view, the raid was of tremendous
importance both in Japan and in
America. The audacity of the low
level daylight attack stunned the
Japanese, who believed their home
islands could not be touched, and
gave a great boost to the spirits of
Adolf's Blitz Tanks Bog Down Near ..Stalingrad
4 r fl
pi 1 K Hrii
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f J.ti u "
Tni-I what happened when Adolf Shlckelgruber'. aiiegetuy "f"'! Nazi tank
reaistanc. .t P"tS lSSS eUSSfp back the
of our switch-over from a peace-
timfi to a wartime economy, conver
sion of the $3,000,000,000-a-year
automobile industry to a war ma
chine broke the ice that was block
ing the flow of war materials that
mechanical-minded America could
The conversion nroblem has been
virtually licked, the raw materials
problems shows signs of being solv
ed, but the manpower problem is
becoming tougher. In 1943 the IL
S. will have to scrape close to tne
botto mof the manpower barrel to
meet an estimated $80,000,000,000
war production schedule two-
thirds again as much as lyii's out
6. . GASOLINE RATIONING
If anything was needed to bring
the war home to the great bulk of
the American people, gasoline ra
tioning did it. Sugar rationing
is no hardship, coffee rationing is
an irritation to many, but gasoline
rationing means a really profound
change in our way of life. It
symbolizes as nothing else could
the drastic alterations that are tak
ing place in civilian life including
wage control, price ceilings and
undreamed of high taxes.
7. FALL OF PHILIPPINES
The Japanese push through the
China Sea, through Malaya arid
Singapore and up into Burma was
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a sad blow to. an ine uniiea na
tions, but to Americans the big
story was the heroic stand Of U.
S. and Philippine forces on Ba
taan and Corregidor. That with
General MacArthur's thrillwig es
cape to Australia was our part
of the show;
8. EXECUTION OF NAZI
An alert Coast Guardsman pa
troling the shores of Long Island
gave the nation one of its most
sensational stories. Pretending to
accept a bribe, he gave the warn-ine-
that resulted in the round-up
of eight Nazis set ashore on Long
The Women's Missionary Union
of the Baptist' church met at the
home of Mrs. Lee Evans on the
iBfK with larcA attendance. A
j.uv, " -- o . . .
nhort program, including a review
of the current DooK .was revjwc.
Gifts were exchanged during the
County Home Clubs
The. January schedule of Hay
wood County Home Demonstration
Clubs has, been announced by Miss
Mary Margaret Smith, Agent, as
The Reaverdam Club will meet
at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon,
the 5th, with Mrs. James bmitn.
Allen's Creek Club witn. mrs.
Grady Farmer at 2 o'clock on
Wednesday, Am Wh,. . . . - :
nnllwnod Club . at the itchool
house at 2 o'clock Thursday,, the
Jonathan Crefik Club at 2 o'clock
with Mrs. R. E Owenr m Friday,
the 8th- . " '
Moraine Star Club- with Miss
Willi Smatbrs-at 2 o'clock on
Monday, the 11th, : ' .
Tifania' (iTfwe. with Mrs. Walter
Masflie at 2 o'clock en Tuesday,
the 12th. .
Vmnria Cove with Mrs. Robert
McCracken at 2:30 o'clock on wea
nuillllt th 13th."
Fines Creek Club witn Mrs. w.
iO;o o'clock on
1 J, ... - T ,
Iron Duff Club witn jars. ea
Crawford, at 2 o'clock
A.i -m p-il
tne J. qui. :
Ratcliff Covp ri,.i.
i r ; ulJ Witt
Wilson to Lettie
Evans, both of Canton.
Island and the Florida coast equip
ped to sabotage U. S. war industry.
The would-be saboteurs were
tried before a secret military tri
bunal in Washington, six of them
electrocuted, two sentenced tor pris
on. 9. BOSTON NIGHT CLUB FIRE
A flaming disaster that "took
some. BOO lives cannot be omitted
from any list of the year's biggest
stories. The Boston night club
fire claimed the second largest toll
of any fire in U. S. history. Most
lethal was the Iroquois theatre fire
in Chicago in 1903, which claimed
10. REPUBLICAN ELECTION
In a democracy there is always a
lot of diflerence of opinion as to
how a war should be run. In the
November election this difference
rebounded to the benefit of the Re
publicans. The G.O.P. gained 47
seats in the U. S. House of Repre
sentatives and 10 in the Senate. It
also showed heavy strength in sev
eral state elections.
Everett L. Hendrix, of Camp
Gordon, to Helen Allman, of New
Alden. R. Clark, of Newton, to
Ruth Stamey, of Canton.
William H. Queen to Dortha
Smathers, both of Canton.
I'.iirrv" 1. Havnes. of Barnes
villc. Ga.. to LaDena Lee Robin
son, of Hohnaken, JN. O.
AlRxander A. Shemolis, Jr., to
Mary Sue Holland, both of Canton
Hilliard Higgins, of Ashevflle, to
Sarah Rathbone, of Laice Juna
day, the 18th.
Rock Spring Club
B. Allen at 2 o'clock on
the 19th. luesdar
Bethel Club with Mrs
erage at 2 o'clock on W-.-T
Maeerie Cluh witVi r
n-ouerii now, at a o'clock on Ihwil
..Hydeir Mountain Qui, wia v
iaa uotsoa at 2 o'clock on Pri.'
m . viux-a. un juouaay, the 25th. '
Clyde Club with Mrs. Kate Mt:
tora, at w.m o'clock on Taesdarl
Cecil Club with Mrs. J. tt mL
at Z o'clock on Wednesday, ftj
West Canton Club with ifrv
Thursday, the 28th. J
' Junaluska Club with Mrs. Carl
Theory, and theology are TO
mucn auite ana are of little vm
without practical effort. .
Frank C. Brown, Jr., of Ports
mouth, Va., to Bonnie Galloway,
The group sent cheer boxes to
sick members, and to seven other
homes in the community where
there was sickness or old people.
Plans were also made by the
club to make another quilt, which
will be the third this winter.
The January meeting will be
held with Mrs. Wiley Galloway
on January 15.
The chimes of the New
, Year are also ushering in
our heartfelt wishes for
you and yours, at home
and abroad. Good luck,
much happiness and vig
First sale after Christmas holidays will be held m DIXIE WAREHOUSE Mon
day, January 4th. Third sale will be held in BIG 5 WAREHOUSE January 6th.
Tobacco will still sell high in the New Year. Our Warehouses will be open all
during the holidays to weigh in tobacco. BRING US THE REMAINDER of your
crop. DIXIE WAREHOUSE AVERAGED $44 63. BIG 5 WAREHOUSE AVER
AGED $44.37. This the highest in the belt. Keep in touch with Glenn Tate,
Waynesville, N. C, R2, and he will get you in the warehouses, and on the floors
for sale. .
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