rHUBSDAY' DECEMBER 2, 1943 (One Day Nearer Victory)
THE WAYNESVII.I.K MOPNTAINKKK
Our N. C. Boys Un
The Battle Front
' nOA AAA
At Camp Pickett
This should Be Sufficient
Incentive To Keep Home
front Burning Brightly
T. r ;,n' rox'mately 230.000
gl,.'h i" nolinians now serving in
ri- 1 f"'c s- Adj. Gen. J. Van
1 director of State Selec-
Ge-er '.! Metts saia mai uie iir-
' !., i ..c the 4.200 trootis in-
tic'ci with the National Guard
V the youths under draft age
5,0 have 'volunteered for the navy.
kt &MS Ol lu""ut .".......wo
fcj women's service.
jhe Selective Service director
aid that approximately 65 per cent
j the "tal number oi Tar Heels
s nice entered through Selec
tfavy 'Gals' Follow
Sailors Tattoo Lead
Washington Some gal sailors
following in their brother gobs'
foots ti ps right into the tattoo
parlors, it was learned.
All this is in spite oi the offi
cial blujackets' manual, which they
,hare with their seagoing Navy
bro'hirs, and which admonishes
. . . rtil. 1
lga:nst tattooing, ine manual
"Do nut get tattooed. Ask any
man you see who has been tattooed
,,! he will tell you that he would
jive anything to have the tatooing
removed. It is dangerous, costly,
ind an awful lot of trouble the rest
Altn.'ug'i the vogue among fem-
ine sal us is iar irom widespread,
n K lDitrick, who operate a tat
ton bo ''h in one of Washington's
penny arcades, revealed today that
he had tattooed four women Naval
"In each cas? I tattooed the wo
man's serial number just above the
rifht knee. It apparently isn't so
popular here among the WAVES,
but I hear that the women are go
ing strong for it in the Middle
W;st, especially St. Louis and Chi
cago. "The girls there like small an
chors tattooed on the leg or per
haps a heart on one shoulder. Those
re usually two or three color jobs
nd run from $1.50 to ?2. The
elaborate job costs ?75."
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Fines Creek New;
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Cre.-n had :
Ytter retvntly from their son, Pv .
K i). er Gretn, who has been lccatu
n Africa for the past year. Hi
las bee:i tran ferred to Italy.
PVT. DAVID M. COOKE, son
if Mr. and Mrs. John M. Cooke,
of Waynesville, route 2, who is now
stationed at Camp Pickett, Va. He
.'ntered the service in March of
'Ms year and was inducted at Fort
Dix, N. J. From the latter he was
sent to Camp Davis and then to
Camp Pickett. His wife and their
yaung daughter reside at the home
of the former's mother in Thaxton.
Zeb C larK, of the Merchant Ma
imes, wiio recently spent a 30-day
i.rl.n'g.i here with his wife and
i. th.r, i- now somewhere in Nor h
M'rioa. Mr. Clark stated that he
ul met an old acquaintance of his
in Africa, a Mstr boy of White
P'"t. Marshall Ferguson, who
las been overseas for the past year,
s now spending a few lays with
'is parents, Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie
'-"crrnison, at their home in Fines
Tn Itav ham Kcbmscn To , v in option Prisoners Prefer
To Stay In Jail
'lezd War Bond
a!es In County
Srm M. R: b:non has he. n nam
d chairman of the sale of war
'nds and stair p frr Haywood
County for Dec niber and January.
Ir. Kabinson has served as vice
."huirnian for many months. He is
lievirg Charlie Kay for the next
The appointment was made this
wt ek by C. T. Leinbaek, state chair
man. Mr. Robinson, mayor of Canton,
wi.l have the responsibility of stag
ing the fourth war loan drive in the
county sometime in January. De
tails have not been announced.
Letters To The 1
Mrs. Lenn Rathbone has received
cablegram and a letter from her
brother, Sgt. R. L. Rathbone, stat
;ng he had arrived safely in India
from his former base in South
Sgt. Rathbone volunteered in the
army in June, 1939, and was locat
"d in Panama unt'l the outbreak of
the war, when he was sent to
South Ameri a where he has been
stationed until he was recently
moved to his present post of duty.
Fgt. Rathbone has another broth-
r in the army, Pvt. Mark Rath
bone, now stationed in Georgia.
PVT. JOHN HILL, serving with
; the 5th Army in Italy, was slightly
' wounded in a recent battle, accord
' itig to word received by his par
; onts. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hill, of
' route 2.
Pvt. Hill left here with Company
; H in September, 1910. From here
he went to Fort Jackson, and later
! to California and then to Camp
1 Pickett, Va., before going overseas,
j His parents have not received
i further word since the first wire.
AMERICA NEEDS MORE PRAY
Editor The Mountaineer,
I sometimes wonder if all of our
peopl: realize we are in war.
Our boys are doing their part,
let's do ours. We must buy bonds,
and then there is something very
important in order to win this war.
We must pray as it will not be won
by ammunition alon.
II Chronicles 7:14, "If my people,
which are call.d by my name, shall
humble themselves and pray, and
seek my face, and turn from their
wiked way, then will I hear from
heaven, and will forgive their sin
and will heal th:ir land."
Let's fill our churches and pray
as never before; until our boys and
girls can tell we are praying.
Mrs. B. C. Fugate.
Sgt. and Mrs. Paul Ledford, of
Camp Robinson, Arkansas, an
nounce the birth of a daughter,
Mariana, on November 11th. Mrs.
Ledford is the former Miss Dor
othy Marphews, of Arkansas.
Mr. and Mrs. G rover Clark, of
Fines Creek, announce the birth of
a daughter, Waneta. on November
Wth. Hoth Mrs. Clark and the
'iiby are doing nicely.
Mrs. Raymond Given has re
ently accepted a position with the
Hay ton Rubber Company.
Mr. and Mrs.
Green, daughter of
Bob Green, is now
A timid soul visiting the fort said
to one of the trainees, "How can
you hang from that silk thing. Isn't
the suspense terrible?"
"No," was th3 reply. "It's when
the suspense ain't there that its
PREPARING MEALS IN
Living in cramped quarters these
day- Vou can still turn out ex--'li'-t
meals despite lack oi full
!: t'aciiii ies. Learn how in the
vii ' ". al'e's Almanack, a special
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SOLDIER IS HOT
Editor The Mountaineer,
I have been overseas 18 months,
and am now somewhere in the
I wish you would send me The
Mountaineer, so I could get all the
news from Haywood county.
It is very hot hfre, and even in
the shade, it is very warm. I am
with the medical corps.
I would like to see Waynesville
and Lake Junaluska again. I am
the son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Yarbor
ough of Lake Junaluska.
Pvt. Luther Yarborough
Nov. 14, 1043.
with her brother, Hooper
Green, in Wilmington. She holds
a position there.
Eugene Taylor, of Upper Fines
Creek, spent Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. D. N. Rathbone.
! Helps Major Out
I Fort Worth, Tex. There are
more ways than one to skin a cat.
I This evidently was the adage in
j Maj. Jeff S. Henderson's mind when
he went "fishing" in the air to get
what he wanted.
A mixup in the flagpole ropes lit
the Fort Worth Quartermaster D"
pot, where Major Henderson is di
rector of civilian personnel, hid
j caused the flag to be stuck at the
: top of the pole.
! Guards couldn't climb the pole
and the fire department refused to
i try a ladder because a high wind
j made the attempt too hazardous.
,Sn Major II nderson recalled a
! trick from his kite flying days.
He attached a cardboard and
fishhooks to the flag line. The
wind blew the hooks up to the
flag and after several attempts the
flag was pulled down, securely
fastened to the hooks.
Two Waynesville Men
At Great Lakes Station
New recruits at the U. S. Naval
Training Sttuion, Great Lakes, 111.,
are two Waynesville men.
They are now receiving instruc
tion in seamanship, military drill,
and naval procedure. Soon, they
will be given a series of aptitude
tests for determining whether they
will be assigned to one of the navy's
service schools, or to immediate
active duty at sea.
Uimn completing their recruit
training, these men will be home on
a nine-iiny have. They are: Jule
(I. Weleh, of i i ute 2. and Thomas
B. Iligdon, Waynesville.
Wounded Major To
Maior John Perry, of Hender
sonville, who recently returned
from the European t'vatre of war
to recover from wounds received
in battle, will address Rotarians
I here Friday.
Major Perry served with General
Georg S. Patton on some of the
j historic drives of the war. The
I urogram will be in charge of W.
iCuitis Russ, chairman of the pro
i gram committee.
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A pretty young nurse was selling
nippies. The salesman told her
he would give her a $5 bill for a
'loppy provided she would promise
to nurse him if he ever went to
her hospital. She promptly agreed.
Salesman: "By the way, where
is your hospital?"
Pretty Nurse: "I'm at the Queen
Charlotte's Maternity hospital."
Then she put the five spot in her
collection box and walked awav.
Central Elementary Hack
On Class Schedule Today
Regular el as.- schedt.les were re
sumed this morn 'tig at the Central
Elementary school here, following
a suspension of classes shortly
after noon Tuesday due to boiler
Many of you teen-agers are earn
ing very attractive wages at this
time. Has it occurred to you that
if you continue to maintain these
earnings you must have definite ac
complishments in the way of edu
cation and experience? Re sure
that you get your preparation under
the direction of those who know.
Has it ever occurred to you that
jthe b st paying life occupations
are those which have started at a
low earning level and increased as
capacity has been gained? Occupa
tions starting with a high earning
bvel are lik ly not to maintain con
Drug Store Clerk (Excitedly):
"Oh, sir, there's a Scotchman out
there who wants to buy ten cents'
worth of poison to commit suicide.
How can I save him?"
The Boss: "Tell him it's cost
Prospective Client: "I have two
wooden legs. Is it possible for me
to get insurance?"
Insurance Agent; "You don't
want accident insurance. You want
Judge: 'I ii in willing to give you
i fighting chance."
Pi iM-ner: "I'd prefor to enlist in
'' '": "That's what I want you
I ri.Miner: "That's easy. Judge.
Vhen ..ii s.rd 'light ing chancv' I
'""'el)' vou meant I had to get
WHEN YOU NEED
Legal Blanks - -
We Have Them!
-Deed Of Trust
No Trespassing Signs
No Hunting Signs
Transcript Of Judgment
Unman: "How do yi'U know that
"oiie daughter's music is improv
ing?" Friend: "The neighbors are get
ting more friendly. "
CAN YOU ADD TO THKSKi
The Inqui'irg Reporter asks:
"Just sew-.-ew," said the seam
stress. "Fine," said the dentist, rush
ing otr to the golf course, "I have
IS cavities to fill this afternoon."
"Picking up," said the man with
the pointed stick who (leans the
"My business is in-greasing,"
said (ins, the auto service man.
"I'm lieine: in bed ti death," said
the siik man who fell into the
hands of a quack.
"Pressing." said the ta.lor.
"I'm in the dumps." said the fid
low who empties garbage wag "n.
"I've lost evi rything," said the
passenger just home from a stormy
"( nllapsing," said the bhest cur
goon. "Cracking up," said the burglar.
Wife: "1 had to marry you to
find out how stupid you were."
Husband: "Vou ought to have
known that when I asked you."
"GEORGE," veteran mascot of an
American fighter squadron tn
China, has been nominated by his
masters for the Purple Heart med
al as the result of a wound he re
ceived tn a recent raid Hording
him is Cnpt John Morrison, of
Beaufort, N C, (nf.ernationol)
"There are seven mistakes of life
j that many of us make," said a fam
ous writer, and then he ga;e the
1. The delusion that individual
advancement is made by crashing
I others down.
2. The tendency to worrk about
things that cannot be changed or
3. Insisting that a thing is impos
sible because we ourselves cannot
4. Refusing to set trivial prefer
ences aside, in order that important!
things may be accomplished.
I 5. Neglecting development and
refinement of the mind and not ac
quiring the habit of reading and
I 6. Attempting to compel other
persons to believe and live as we
' The failure to establish the habit
of saving money. Selected.
Raleigh There haven't been
many escapes from state prison
camps lately and those who leave '
soon come back of their own ac
cord, according to Kyle Matthews
of the prison department. There
are several reasons for this volun
tary return to incarceration.
Most of the prisoners, especially
most of the escap s, are men of se
lective service age. When one re
turns from prison back to his home
community he becomes conspicuius
and somebody who has close rela
tives in the army is apt to report
him. Besides, most employers now
require finger printing of new em
ployees and the escaped convict
can't afford to have his prints made
btcause they know them to be on
record a the prison.
Strangely enough, food rationing
is one of the prime factors in send
ing men back to prison. Those
who have no ration cards or who
have had to turn them in upon
entering jail, find it difficult to get
Enough to eat around their homes
where other members of the family
need all the available points for
their own use.
Several escaped short-termers
have reported back at prison dur
ing the past week. Thanksgiving
night, Oscar Pitts, director of the
prison system, was called at his
home by a man who wanted to find
cut how to g:t back in prison. Pitts
first thought it was some kind of
a gap. hut upon being convinced he
came back to his office, checked the
records to ascertain if the chap had
really escap d, then went to the
designated place and picked him up.
Traditionally there are fewer
escapes in the fall and winter than
during spring and summer. After
all, the prison does provide good
food, warm clothing and decent
housing and that is more than
some of the prisoners could expect
on the outside. But the number of
voluntary returns is higher than
In many cases a gift is not worth
the obligation it imposes.
Buy War Bonds and Stamps.
WITH THE IRONS
An authoress of some note in her
day once asked a famous editor to
give his opinion on a book she had
writttn and which she proposed
publishing. She wrote him:
"If the work is not up to the
mark, I beg you to tell me so, as I
have other irons in the fire."
The editor read just half a dozen
pages of the manuscript, then roll
ed it up and returned it to the lady
with a note that said:
"Madam, I suggest that you put
this book with your other irons."
- i $"'
TatheT'''I-'hope you appreciate,
young man, that in marrying my
daughter you are getting a big
hearted, generous girl."
Suitor: "I do, sir, and I trust she
has acquired those fine qualities
from her father."
TUK TYVOCRAl'IUCAL ERROR
The typographical error is a slip
pery thing and sly,
You can hunt t 11 you are dizzy, but
it somehow will get by.
Till the forms are off the presses it
is strange how still it keeps;
It shrinks down into a corner and
never stirs or peeps,
That typographical error, too small
for human eyes,
Till the ink is on tre paper, when
it grows to mountain size.
The boss he stares with horror,
then he grabs his hair and
The copy reader drops his head up
on his hands and moans
The remainder of the issue may be
clean as clean can be,
But thr typographical error is the
or thing you see.
of 2-Way Help'
OR.JUUUS - yOSEt, of Pittsburgh,
Pa., shows h iw psnicillin can "be
mzde in the home with kitt-hjn
utensils The doctor raises the fun
gus, from which the drug is ob
tained, in glass-covered dishss Al
though comparatively crude, the
home-made produrt has prjv;d
efTrctive in the treatment of exter
nal infections. (international)
in - if niwiiin
suggests you try
'See direction on label
Write often to your men and
women in the Armed Services
. . . keep them posted, keep them
Have the pleasure of in
specting our varied lines of sta
tionery, in several colors. Just
the kind you'll like for your own
correspondence and to use as