THE WAYNESViLLEj MOUNTAINEEK
AJkTCtSnt uf Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
nu. o a rages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1945
(One D ay Nearer Victory)
venport Heads Red
oss Campaign Drive
kh 1st; Quota For
Chapter 1$ $7,ZUU
Davenport has been nam-
e .1... anniiol Wqi
0f the Ked L,ross. ine
will begin March first,
quota has been set at
bavenport is working out
inittees, and said yesieruay
to announce mem at an
fraveiiport attended a dis-
etiiii;- of the organization
deisonville recently, and
hand information as to
js of the Ked Cross for
year. mm so iiwiij
verscas, me neeus.
than ever," he poinitu
Davenport is general dis
ianagcr for the Pet Dairy
M 1; Williamson is cnap-
111 u a
kinnari, ami .-vimm-
Heads Red Cross
R. 15. DAVENPORT has been
named chairman of the annual
War- Fund Campaign uf the Red
('kiss for- the Huywi.od Chapter.
Carolina Power and Light
ly, although it makes most
power from water, will co-
fully in the War Froduc-
oanl "Brown-Out" order,
ecomex. effective February
,J. K. Tate, local manager
order has been issued to
etch the nation's coal sup
ich had reached such a low
hat on December 1 there
By a 39-day supply on hand
of the severe winter
in the north the supply
probably shorter than that.
Tate said that he had nc
kion as -to how much coal
iuwn-out" would have
rohnas, but said the say
estimated at 2, 1(00, 001.
r year ifla.. tha, isntiro a-
I'he lighting restrictions wili
utility companies in the
between $00 and $80 mil
ss in gross revenue, nc
to Edward Falck, direc
the Office of War Utilities,
Carolina Power and Light
nv maintains goal general
nts to assure its customers
fiterrupted service in event
period, but makes most
Power Irom water, Mr,
aid. "At present most of
k'Ctricity is being made by
so little coal will be saved
However, he explained
timpanys lines are connect-
ih other electric comuanies
prte a large portion of their
rty with coal Our excess
power is sent over these
) help other companies save
ual. Thus, even though we
lot save much coal in the
as, we are helping others
nd in that way are eontri
to the effort. With the
out' in effect, we will be
f send more water power
bown-out" order will re-
n effect as long as man-
in coal mines remains
nd there is insufficient coal
WPB order list seven tVDes
trie illumination which must
mguished. as follows r
lour advertising and out-
v window lighting, except
necessary for interior lllu-
huee lighting in excess of
is lor each marnuee.
way street lighting in
01 mat "determined by
uuiic authority to he neces.
k Public safety."
1001- sign llu-htlno- nf mnot
KxcentioilH am cio-no nu.l.
fire and nolle ftrot-tion.
iwiiroi, transportation ter
or nosmtnla. iw nfV.a li
. T v. V. . I IV. I VI 1
tlul AM ; .1 A
'"k essential . mthlio
tiso exemnt r Urhts.
feeding 60 watts, servinir
"tify doctors, hotels and
c'ty used strictly for resi-
mui uoses. ;
'ul failuio 1'.
"ng may result in ,
nance of all
fT iail or fines, the order
ship GroiiD .. .
eet Monday, 5th
kidav u l '"UW wl" meet
play, February 6th, at 7:30
i.k , r1 Methodist
ith Alethn rla
which will Include a talk
negro v m n Dink r
i Hallyburton spent
Are Held For
J. R. Love
Funeral services were held on
Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at
the Garrett Funeral Home for
James Robert Love, 7.1, who died
at the Biltniore hospital, Hilt mor e,
at 0:15 Friday night where he
had been a patient for the past
Rev. J. Clay Madison, pastor of
the First Methodist church, offi
ciated. Burial was in Green Hill
Pallbearers vere:v Thad How
ell, D. J. Nolaiul, K. L. Lee, Kubt.
v. Welch, Josejrh Welch, Joe
ichenck, and J. L.' Stringlield.
Mr. Love, member of a well
known family, was the souvuf iVlat
new II. and Rebecca Moore Ixive,
.nd was a native of Haywood
county. He held a position for
nafiy years with the Southern
.ailway and since his retirement
las made his homo with his sister,
-ills. R. H. Mitchell. He has a
wide family connection in this
section, and was greatly beloved
y his friends.
Surviving are four sisters, Mrs.
Mitchell and Mrs. J. F. Abel, of
Waynesville, Mrs. Hunter Me
iuire, of Winchester, Va., and
Mrs. II. G. West, of Marietta, Ga.
Others include: nieces, Mrs. Janie
Cove Talieferro, Waynesville, and
Mrs. Julian Wilson and Mrs. Wil
liam Dean, both of Marietta, Ga.,
Miss Henrietta Love, Raleigh,
one great niece, Mary Love Mit
chell, Newport News, Va. ; three
nephews, Robert and Marshall
Mitchell. Newport News, and Fred
Love, Raleigh; one great nephew,
Mrs. Noble Garrett
To Have Paper At
UDC Meeting Friday
The February meeting of the
Havwood Chapter of the United
Daughters of the Confederacy will
.neet with Mis. J. Harden Howell
riday afternoon, with Mrs. James
!. Boyd presiding. Mrs. Noble
j'arrett will have the paper.
Private Charles R. Swayngim,
son of G rover C. Swayngim, of
Waynesville, R.F.D. So. 2, has
been reported missing in action
on January 2 in France, accord
ing to a message received by his
father from the War Department.
Pvt. Swayngim entered the ser
vice in April, 1942. and since
then has been on two tours of
duty outside the States. He re
ceived his training at the follow
ing posts before going overseas
the first time: Camp Robinson,
Ark:, Camp Gordon. Ga.. Atlanta,
and Seattle, Wash., and fi om the
latter was sent to the Aleutian
He returned to the States in
March, 194 4, and after a furlough
at home was sent to Fort Jackson,
an dCanip Campbell, Ky., and sent
to the European war theatre in
At the time he entered the ser
vice he was employed at the ship
yards in Philadelphia. Pvt. Swayn
gim has five brothers in the ser
Of 31 Men
The draft board of the Waynes
. rile area of Haywood county is
lying to locate the whereabouts
of .'! I men who are registered in
he local office Any person know
ing the present address of any
of the men are asked to contact
.he draft hoard at once.
The men and their last known
idiirtss are: Jess Rav iHu-kett,
Clyde. ' R.F.D. No. 1 ; Clayton
1 loyd Massie, Waynesville; Wil
liam Portland Jones, Hiltons, Va.,
R.F.D. No. 3; Jack Monroe
Teague, Hampton, Va., R.F.D No.
2; Joe Albert Price, lla.elwood;
James Truman Grasty, Wavncs
ville, R.F.D. No. 1; James Allen
Hanks-, Waynesville; John Hal
lark, Waynesville, R.F.D. No. 1.
Dock Weaver Clark. Chews
anding, N. J ; Clinton Caldwell,
Clyde, - R.F.D. No. 1; Victor Lee
Lejs, Statesville, R.F.D. No. 5;
'immerv Caldwell, Brifgeton, N.
J., R.F.D No. 5; Sid Gibson,
Waynesville; Jess Scruggs, Gas
tonia; Gilmer Cagle, Salem, N.
I: John Rilev Mathis, Waynes
ville; Samuel Joseph Hall, Middle
Siver, Md.; George Graham Stew
art. Van Dyehe, Mich.; Riley
lames Jones, Charlotte.
Felbert Revis, Newport News,
Va. ; Cleophus Lindsey, Cove
Creek; Frank Milliard Parton,
Greenville, S. C; Commodore
Herschel Curtis, Waynesville. R.
F. D. No 2; John Pinkney Mc
Elroy, Waynesville, R.F;D. No. 1 ;
Dock Dennis Russell, Clyde, R.
F. D. No. 1 ; Charlie Gibson. Way
nesville; W. William Williams,
Bridgeton, N. J., K F.D. No. 5;
Loyd R. Wood Messer, Clyde, R.
F. D. No. 1; Willie Jarvis Ewart,
Cove Creek; Eugene Edward Love,
Waynesville; Lee Roy Ledford,
and Carl Henry Stanley, both of
$1.75 in Advance in Haywood and Jackson, Counties
. i .;7a jj ,.Vy;--
Community Council! "nah!Haywood Cbiinty
Event To Be'Heid Here
From February 19-24
(APT. DAVID STKNTZ. son
of Mr. and Mrs. J. Dale Stents,
who was honored with a memor
ial service on Sunday afternoon
at which time he was post humnus
ly awarded two medals and cita
tions, presented to his wife, the
former Miss llaseltine Swift.
Plans are going forward for the
county-wide basketball tourna
ment to he held in the Armory
from February 1!) to 24, according
to W. E. Tenney, recreational di
rector of the Community Council,
sponsoring group of the event,
t Invitations have been tended to
ith ! V!flll lf 1 ll t.tmilv-
anit a in, mho.- f t)in will ,i..i; I -May, 1944
rinnto in tho UIMII.K it i..ui n...i Pvt. Hannah
from Mr. Tenney.
;;' The teams will be assigned to
play against each other according
t their records of games won and
lost, so that the players will be
more evenly matched in the con
tests. ' Plans are to hold a similar tour
nament at a later date for the
basketball teams of the grammar
Schools in the county.
Other routine groups will con-
ontinue to hold their practice pe
riods and recreational hours, us
ell as meetings under the aus
pices of the Community Council,
According to Mr. Tenney, who
slated that during the month of
January 2,122 persons hail taken
pint in the recreational features
afforded by the Community Conn,
cil. Ily weeks the attendance was,
Ill-si week, (10 I ; second. iiMI; third,
5.17: fourth, Cil.
Killed In Action
Pvt. Carl Hannah, 19, para
trooper, son of Mrs. Violet Han
nah Ferguson, of Cove Creek, was
killed in action in Belgium on
January 9, according to a mes
sage received by his mother from
the War Department. She receiv
ed a message the day before that
he had been seriously wounded.
Pvt. Hannah entered the service
at Fort Bragg in November, 19 ID,
and took his basic training at
Camp Woltes, Tex., and his para
troop training at Fort Kenning,
i Ga. He has been overseas since
Goes Over Quota
was a graduate
of the Crabtree high school in the
class of 1942 and was employed
at the American Knka Corpora
tion prior to entering the service.
He was a member of the Liberty
In addition to his mother, Pvt.
Hannah is survived by three sis
ters, Mrs. Lee Ferguson, Clyde,
R.F.D. No. 1, Mrs. Ruby Mantis,
Newport News, Va., and Mrs.
Pawnee Smith, Clyde, R.F.D. No.
1 ; three brothers. Frank Hannah,
Waynesville, R.F.D. No 2, Roy
Hannah and Arnold Ferguson,
In Polio Campaign
Major J. E. Karol, U. S.
Air Force, Posthumously
Awards Capt. Stentz
With Medals, Citations
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Power Will Be
Off On Sunday
Electric service will be discon
nected throughout Balsam, Hazel
wood, Lake Junaluska, R. E. A.,
and Waynesville areas on Sunday,
i-ebruary 4th, according to an
announcement made yesterday by
J. E. Tate, manager of the Car
olina Power and Light Company
"The interruption," said Mr.
Tate, "is to permit important re
pair work which can not be done
with safety without disconnect
ing service. We sincerely hope
that it is planned for hours when
a minimum of inconvenience will
be caused customers in the area
to be effected." . -
Service will be off from 1:30
p. m. to 6:00 p. m. on Sunday aft
ernoon. Mr. Tate says, "We re
gret the necessity of disconnect
ing service for even a tihort time,
but it is essential that our lines
be kept in good repair at a time
when abnormally heavy demands
are being imposed on us by the
war production program.
P F C. EUGENE MEDFORD,
son of Mrs. Blanche Medford,,of
Washington, U. C, lormeriy oi
Waynesville. has been slightly
wounded in action in Belgium on
January 10, according to infor
mation received ' by his mother,
from the War Department. Pic.
Medford entered the service in
April; 1944, and was inducted at
Fort C.eorire Meade. Md.. after
which he .was sent to Camp Croft
and Camp Shelby, Miss. He has
been overseas only a short while.
At the time he entered the ser
vice he was employed by an ex
press company in Washington, v.
C. He is the grandson of Mrs. H.
C. FerruKon. of Waynesville, and
nephew of Comdr. Chas. Fergu-
son, U. S. Navy. i
Lt. J. S. Queen
To Be Honored
Memorial services for Lt. (jg)
James Shook Queen, USNR, son
of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Queen,
will be conducted on Tuesday aft
ernoon, February 6, at 2 o'clock
in the court room of the court
house. The services are being
held by the Haywood County Bar
Association of which Lt. Queen
was a member. '
T. L. Green, president of the
Association, will preside.' W. R.
Francis is chairman of the reso
lutions committee; The public is
invited to attend the' services.- '
Several hundred were present
at the memorial services held on
Sunday afternoon at the First
Methodist church here honoring
Capt. David stentz, who was re
ported missing in action May 25,
1943. and later declared killed
Rev. J. Clay Madison, pastor ol
the church, presided. The scrip
ture and opening prayer were
given by Rev. M. R. Williamson,
pastor of the Presbyterian church.
Mr. Madison gave a talk and
paid tribute to the bravery and
sacrifice of Capt. Stentz, with
che theme of "he gave his life for
others, and greater love hah no
man" emphasized in his remarks.
He also stated that a scholarship
had been established through thi
Methodist Church Mission Hoard
for the benefit of boys in Nortl
Africa to be known as the Capt
David Stentz Scholarship.
Major John K. Karol, of the
Newbridge Post, Asheville, post.
humously awarded Capt. Stentz
with the Distinguished Flying
Cross, an Air Medal with four oak
leaf clusters. These were receiv
ed by his wife, Mrs. David Stentz
the former- Miss llaseltine Swift
daughter of Captain and Mrs. W
The citation as read by Major
Karol was as follows: "for extra
ordinary achievement while parti
cipating in aerial flight in North
African theatre as a pilot of a
P-38 type aircraft. Among the
first to experiment in low level
bombing fighter bomber, Capt
Stentz has made important con
tributions in developing this meth
od of attack.
"On Alml 13, 1943, over . . Cap
tain Stentz flew low altitude in . the
face of intense antiaircraft fire
and sank an enemy destroyer with
a direct hit, vwith his thousand
pound" bomb. On many hazardous
sorties, his gallantry and skilled
leadership in combat have been of
high inspiration to his comrades
and reflect great credit upon him
self and the armed forces of the
Cant. Stentz was awarded the
Air Medal and four oak leaf clus
ters "for meritorious achievement
while participating in 30 sorties
against the enemy."
While those attending were as
sembled, the color bearers of the
local state guard stood at attention
at the entrance of the church and
later on either side of the altar.
Prior to the service Mrs. W. L,
Matnev, organist, gave several
numbers on the Carillonic bells
A quartet composed by Mrs. Fred
Martin, Mrs. Fred Calhoun, Dr
Lawson and Chas. Lsley sang two
At the close of the memorial
taps were sounded by one of the
color bearers of the. state guard.
Capt. Stentz volunteered in the
air force in 1940 and received
his primary training at Hicks
Field, secondary training at Ran
dolph, and his wings and commis
sion at Burksdale Field in Febru
He was sent to Selfridge Field,
where he remained until after the
attack on Pearl Harbor, after.
which he was transferred to the
Pacific, roast, and assigned to pa
trol duty, with headquarters in
Los Angeles. In August he was
transferred to Washington, D. C,
to headquarters of the 12th Air
Force,; and here he took special
training with the group. He was
(Continued on pga 4) "
Puts 11 Men In
Glass L A
" Fifty-one men were reclassified
dur ing the past week by the draftj
board serving the Waynesville
area of Haywood county, accord
ing to the clerk.
Of this number eleven were
pbi ceil in class 1-A as lollows:
Ifhtnk II. Painter, Franklin Thorn-
iff .liogcr-s, William 1 o' di-een,
G.'te Clifford Styles, Herbert
-Jtir-JWniiiK. Kqb, Rogers, Gil-
oert Turner rerguson, Claude
Avery Medford, Roy Ray Morgan,
Arthur- Junior Farley, and Gor
ton Cecil Raines.
Placed in class 2-A were: Wil
liam Robert Burton and Taft Wil
Placed in class 2-A (F) were:
'ohn J. Kirkpatrick, Arthur K.
Fuller, Harry Lee Ferguson and
lohrt Henry Tucker.
Continued in class 2-A (F)
Were: Ray Leatherwood, Waldo
1.. Sutton, Isaac R. Messer, Karl
3. Bradley, Louie R. Gibson.
Placed in class 4-A was David
Placed in class 2-R were Wil-
.iam Boyd Gardner and Thomas
Placed in class 2-B (F) were:
Caney Caldwell, Frank Roosevelt
Henry, Oscar Shuler, Carl J.
Henry, Arlo Caldwell, Walter L.
Shuler, Dewey F. Bryson, John T.
Jenkins, Jack Cagle, Lynwal 1!.
froutman, and Junior ('. Clark.
Continued in 2-B (F) were
Ronda D. Henderson and William
Placed in class 2-C were: Thorn
is G rover Moody, Roy Carver and
Algie James Ratcliff.
Continued in class 2-C (F)
were: Howard R. Green, Phillip
Messer, Vernon Jones Messer, and
larman Bryson Tate.
Placed in class 1-C (discharg
ed) were: Loyd Prcie, Medford
smith, Dewey J. Carver, Julius
Carson Cope. Gilbert Theodore
Davis, and Bruce Vaughn Curtis.
Placed in class 4-F was: Thom
as Benjamin Woodard.
1 " C Q
i T.iPaul Headrick, son of Mr.
i and Mrs. Oscar Headrick, of lla
I zelwood, who was reported miss
j in action in Germany on
j October 12, 1944, is now reported
to be n German prisoner, accord
; ing to. information received by
, t he parents from their son.
Sgt. Headrick stated that he
had not been wounded in action,
but had been captured as a pris
soner and was well.
He entered the service in Jan
uary, 1943, andjtius been overseas
more than a yr, At the time
e entered theabrvice he was em
ployed by the Seuth Eastern Ship
building Company; Savannah.
Go On Sale
Beginning todav, Postal Notes
will go on sale here and at all
lirst class post offices. The Pos
tal Notes supplement in a man
ner, money orders, and are cheap
er. Denominations are from $1
to $10, and odd cents are reckon
ed by placing postal note stamps
on the notes, according to Post
master J. H. Howell.
The charges are only five cents
per note. The notes cmnot be
issued for more than .$10, but
there is no limit on the amount
purchased, it was pointed out.
The notes can be cashed at any
post office or bank in the na
tion, if presented within two cal
endar months from date of issue.
The purchaser inserts the name
CLAUDK GILSTRAP becomes
educational director- of The First.
Baptist Church here today. 1U has
had many years experience and
training in general church work;
Claude Gilstrap will begin as
full time educational director-for
the First Baptist church , today,
Mr. Gilstrap is a native of Enley,
S. C. having been educated at
the Kasley high school; Furman
University, and the University of
South Carolina, graduating frorti
the latter, institution with;-th;l.
A. degree. . ' s - 0" "
.."Me is a young man with sterl
ing qualities. , By training , ami
expedience in general church worl1
he Is qualified to fill this import
ant-spoKiiion;" lUivr L jv i;moi
Mr. and Mrs. Gilstrap and their
small son reside itt Kat Waynest
ville. hir the past four months
Mr. Gilstrap has been manager of
the Dixie Home Store in Waynes
ville. In this position he has
made many contacts with the peo
ple of the town and surrounding
He will . give his full time to
the educational and enlistment
phase of the church.
"The growth of the church, the
many prospects and possibihtieh
for greater growth make if reas
onable and necessary to employ
a ful Itime assistant," Mr. Elliott
Goal Set For $3,800 and
Donations Now Stand At
$4,205.13, With More
To Be Added
Haywood cbonty hlfl -gone over
their quota of $3,800 assigned to
this Bection In the tblio'drive, ac
cording to W. I, Francis, county
chairman,, yesterday who stated
that to date the fund had reached
The amount given does not in
clude that to ho derived from the
dance, in the schools or the collec
tions taken at the Park Theatre
throughout th Week.
Of the total amount rained Way
nesville lead with $2,316.25, while
Canton had to her credit $1,887.13.
The drive in this area has been
sponsored bv the Waynesville
ftotary Club and from the dime
board they operated last week
$1,044 was realized.
' During Friday and Saturday
booths were set up in the various
business places in the community
Under the supervision of Mrs.
Chas. E. Ray, chairman of the
women's divisio nin the camnaicn.
The Girl Scouts also had charge of
a booth with Miss Kuthie Wngen
feld in charge.
By the Inst of the week the
final figures of tho drive will be
available; it was learned yester
dnv from those' in charge. C R.
Allen is serving as chairman
the Waynesville area.
Local Dairymen At
R. I!. Davenport, district mana
ger, and Krnest Green, plant sup
erintendent of Pet Dairy Products
Comnanv here, attended the North
of the payee and addr ess on the I Carolina Dairy Products War Con-
luce 01 tne note aim signs i is ference n Charlotte reeelitlv. Mr.
name on the back.
Lt. Sam McElroy
Given Air Medal
I Given participated on the program
dealing with plant production.
U Boys Become
18 Years Of Age
The following boys became
eighteen year of age in the Way
nesville. area of the county during
he paat month and are now sub
ect ttf call for activa service in
the armed .lorcAs: -I
John Hal Stack; Roy Ray Mor
gan, Arthur Junior Farley, Got-..
jMk U vltio6 Howard -tW
3ottoni,TV"WfPt' Oilmen Htfrtnah
ind Billy Kuesell, -aH of J Waynes
ville, R.F.D. No. 1 ; Gilbert Turn
Ferguson, Waynesville, R.F.D.
No. 'i iiruoe Arthur Briggs, Way
nesville; Thomas Carlton Holt,
Bob Roger.., Orville" Fish, and
:iyde Smith,, Of Clyde, R.F.D.
'o. 1; and Claude Avery Medford,
PVT. LeROY MILLS, son of
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Mills, of
Waynesville. R.F.D. No. 1. who
has been reported slightly wound
ed in Belgium on January ,5, ac
cording to a message to his par
ents from the War Department.
Pvt. Mills entered the service
on March 1 14. 1942, and was in
ducted at Fort Bragg. From
there he was sent to Cam Blai-
Dorne, La., and then overseas,
where he has served for some
time. He was first stationed in
Africa and since then has been
at various points in the European
war theatre.-. q ,- n ..11,1,1 0 . .
Second Lieutenant Sam M. Mc
Elroy, 22, of Lake Junaluska, pilot
of a B-24 Liberator bomber op
erating from Italy, has been
awarded the Air Medal, it was an
nounced by the 15th AAF head
quarters. In the words of the citation,
the award was made "for meritor
ious achievement in aerial flight
while participating in sustained
operational activities against the
Lieutenant McElroy has been
stationed overseas four months
with a veteran outfit which has
blasted Nazi strongholds in more
than 170 bombing assaults.
Lieutenant McElroy was gradu
ated from the Waynesville high
school. He was in his sophomore
year at Western Carolina Teach
ers' College at the time of his
entrance into the service Febru
ary 1, 1943. He won his wings
and commission at Freeman Field, i
! in.lliniltui. juMnjganypw
iimnrtf- ti - i n' rrnw
Paul A. Smith Is
A Second Lieutenant
TSgt. Paul A. Smith (Jack)
son of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Smith, the Purple Heart
of Hazelwood, has recently been
promoted to second lieutenant
The message was received by his
parents this week from some
where in Germany.
He was inducted August 27,
1942. at Camp Croft. From there
he was sent to Camp Jackson. Fort
McCIellon, Ala., to Camp Butner,
Camp Pickett, Va., and then to
port of emharkatio nand then
overseas, first to England, France,
PFC. McKINLEV F. PARTON,
son of Glenn Parton, of Lake
Junaluska, who was reported
missing in action last fall and
later declared killed in action,
has been posthumously awarded
which has been
Pvt. Donald E. Morrow
Home For 30 Days
Pvtl Donald E. Morrow, L, S.
ir Force, Hi,n uf Mr. and Mrs.
arvis MoriOw, of Waynesville,
las arrived from overseas and will
pend 30 days here with his par
ents. He entered t lit; service in No
vember, 1942 ami was inducted at
Fort Bragg. Before being sent
overseas he received his training
at the following posts, Clearwater,
rla., A' antic City, Denver. Lin
coln, Neb., Ft. Morris, Tampa,
Fla., Barksdale Field. Lake Charl
lli. served overseas for ten
months, which was spent in Africa,
Sardinia, Corssica and Italy. He
has won the French Crix de Guer
re, a unit citation and two resi
dential citations. He is entitled
to wear the Eropean war theatre
ribbon, good conduct, Presiden
tial citations apd two Bronze
Stars for major combats. When
le leayes here he, will report to
Columbia foY. his next assignment.
At the time he entered the service.
was employed bv the Newport
'ew Shipbuilding and Dry Dock
sent to his father
Pfc. Parton entered the service
in September, 1942, and was in
ducted at Camp Croft. Befere be
ing sent overseas he was trained
at Ca mp Wolters, Tex., San Louis,
Calif., Camp Butner, Camp Ruck
er, and Camp Forrest. At the
time he entered the service he
was employed by . the Sunday
school board of the Southern As
sembly. He is survived by his
Belgium and now at his present iTather,""four sisters"," Misses Jane,
post which is somewhere in Ger
Before entering the service he
was employed by Unagusta Manu
facturing Company. '
Sgt. Glenn Keener
Here For 15 Days
Sgt. Glenn Keener, of Dellwood,
who has gerved for two and one
.aj:f years outside Vhe States, is
'ere ou 1 5dyt furlough. He
ntred" the '.sew ice : on Feb. 11,
1941 and was inducted at Fort
Dix, N, J.,
Before heine sent' overseas he
was traindr t Virginia Beach,
ForfXewfs. and from the latter
sent to Aliska and then to Aleu
tian Islands. After -two and one
hald years (he was reni back to
Fort -tLewts? on April 15, 1944.
Since then Be has been 'stationed
at 'Virginia Beach, Little Rock,
Ark., Camp Maxey, Tex., Fort
Sill, Okla., and his present post
of duty, at Camp Chaffee, Ark.
He is entitled to wear the good
conduct ribbon, Pre-Pearl Harbor
ribbon, Asiatic ribbon, and one
Brofize Star for major combat participation.
Pvt. Reuben J. Kirkpatrick. 22-year-old
son of N. M. Kirkpatrick.
of Cove Creek, is now a patient
at DeWitt General Hospital, Au
burn;'4 Calif, Pvt. Kirknn trick-
served overseas six months with
Flora, and Rub.V Parton. all of ' the Irrfantrv. and saw combat ac
Lake Junaluska, and Mrs. W. N. tion in France and Germany., . He
Conley, of Candler; and one bro- is a battle casxialty and waa re--,
ther, Glenn Parton, of Lake Juna- cently returned to the. United
luska. .. States., , .y, ..-.,,.:..; -.