SEPTEMBER 9, 1943 (One Day Nearer Victory)
THE WAYNES VILLE MOUNTAINEER
I" - , ;...;.,;. Chief of
Kfcrviw Command announc
N" j,.nlins. buglers and fir-
J"r" vaiiflhli for this
Klury f-erals is believ
f kre originated among the
1',, who after casting earth
W fter which
u md re itives of the de-
r , n-ni the woru k
Kim three times as they de-
r"1"' . j V,oti tho nimH
U So, xw.1'
IP .i .Fnlloira nvov
i o in Hfcnrrlanpe
'ife old Ronan custom, bid
fteir dead comrade "Fare-
& three times.
j,te symbolical ano mysucai
kance, as lor instance, mo
fctrinity and the rnree uraces,
nil as irequt-iii icvin ...
in aany iut Jt mw.oi.-
note the extent tne numDer
ntsrs into activities, such
Uletic?, ship saluting by blow-
rhistle? three times when pass-
itother ship at sea, and var-
h practice of sounding taps at
an' tuntrais involves a ucepiy
sentiment "Rest in Peace.
k dailv life of the soldier the
Lte of taps at 11 p. m., sig-
p( "Lights Out," announces
:od of the day, implying that
ares and labors of the soldier
.died for that day. So does
sounding of taps at his funeral
tli the end of his day the
Mil Out" of his life his "Rest
litre is no other call so beauti-
h significant, so replete with
feations of comrades dead and
ir-tkre is no other call that
m such sentiment, bo many
ma in the soul of the soldier
k sounding of "Taps."
Main Lindquist further ex-
ti that although military ser
tould be held for individual
m in most instances, still in
(rent the location be ton frv
from camp, post or station,
I mite such services feasible,
Billy memorial services could be
ranged and planned for a con
tition of people suffering simi-
p btrger towns and cities it is
ach denomination could have
Mortal service of this sort.
pin smaller towns it would be
r desirable to have a general
We for all denominations.
the event such ceremonies are
sted, a letter should be writ-
to the Chaplain's Office at the
Put camp, post or station, Chap-
Lrs And Firing Squads
,if ..oiiahle For
iff NO A " ;-Sl
gen ice?- say
. I'lif arv TY1P-
W. R. Hipps to Bessie M. Smith,
both of Canton. '
Claude B. Gudirer
j Trull, both of Candler!
Joseph Jtsse Brown, of Lake
City, Fla. to Helen Smathers, of
Wilton L. Fleming, of Fuquay
Springs to Roas Marie Havnes of
Clyde. ' '
Ralph JenKms to Bertha Lynch,
both of Canton.
of firing three vol-
By BEULAH BECK
f August 20th, and the fol
m officers were elected: Mrs.
Might, president: Mrs. file.nn
p. vice president: Mrs. Johnie
'i, secretary; Mrs. Fred Bry-
P P. T. A met acnin nn Kpn-
the 3rd. After the busi
er, mcp rpfrpshrvionfo wdiv
N by the teachers, Mrs. Mc-
Mrs. Monteith, and Mr.
Tw. The P. T. A. will meet the
Fnday of every month and
"m are urg.nl to attend.
(m Edith Chrfsty, Matron of
IS Visit'ni' Vi r mnko lWo
ff;nd Mrs. Winifred Wright
--ivvuoa, spent the week-end
home of Mr. and Mrs. Edd
,n. -Mrs. Knight's parents.
Is nf r,i,j ti
L. - "alo rarson, own-
by wen A" learn he S T.estmS
r -. an operauon at
m County Hospital.
you like the
p Parade '
IJffl a j ien tnousana
12't one slip showing!
Chaplain J. H. Carper, a form
er Haywood county minister writes
friends back home from somewhere
in North Africa. Excerpts of one
of his recent letters is reprinted
"It really isn't any fun to be
with the men fighting a rear guard
action when all other units have
withdrawn through your lines and
you see the enemy, almost the
whites of the eyes; have their ar
tillery range in on your position,
then travel all night, hungry, tired,
sleepy, cold. Such an experience
happened soon after my last letter
to you. Again when you try to
reach- your fallen comrades and
soon find the shells falling near
seems to be labeled 'To whom it
may concern,' one naturally 'takes
off' until the time is more propi
tious. The 'living daylights' were
almost frightened out of me one
day while searching a battlefield
and burying tnemy dead when
some cattle hit a trip wire nearby
and set off several land mines. Veal
and tough steak flew all around,
Arabs prayed to Allah and called
upon Mohammed, and I almost
stripped my gears trying to get
control of myself. After the smoke
had cleared and the ringing of my
ear stopped and I found I was okay,
I thanked God and took courage.
But before the day was over my
truck won the 'Purple Heart.' We
hit a personnel mine and, boy,
howdy! I was glad I was bending
down clearing the dried grass from
around a land mine so some other
fellow 'might be able to see that
death dealing object more readily.
Again prayer of thanksgiving was
in order, and again I prayed !
"Well, friend, it is these incidents
that give variety and excitement
to the life of an army chaplain in
"But possibly the most touching
scene was when four healthy nor
mal robust young men at the close
of a field (open air) service step
ned forward and said. Chaplain,
we want to be baptized. We have
come to see life and its meaning.
We are not afraid, but since
has gone( we want to do this in
memory of him and in simple hon
esty to ourselves.
"It is likewise a cheerful sight,
amid the raiding of enemy stores,
to be driven away three times from
administering communion, and yet
have men bow in reverence and
consecration in the sand to par
take of the noly communion. No,
there were not any frills, the at
mosphere was not all one would
desire, but honesty, sincerity of
purpose and God were there.
"Something deep and abiding has
happened to so many of' us over
here. One can't stand by and open
grace and say the last rites over a
close friend and roommate or tent
mate, and after with your own
hands have as tenderly and affec
tionately as you can prepare him
for his rest, without something say
ing deep within, 'Now I must live
on for him. I must not fail him,
nor those high aims to which he
gave himself, so earnestly and so
"I am well, hale and hearty, and
I do hunger for a sight of loved
ones and home. John H. Carper."
Chaplain Carper was pastor of
the Methodist church at Lake Juna
luska, and was active in young peo
ples work throughout the district.
(As Recorded to Monday Noon
Of This Week)
0. S. Rogers to C. A. Buchanan,
W. Arthur Barbs, et ux to Wil
liam Harry Moore.
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