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Published In The County Scat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY IS, 1945
(One Day Nearer Victory)
$1.75 in Advance in Haywood and Jackson Counties
ic0 Shoe uorpuinnim is
fc their uptown unices uuu
f... ,,it at the Depot to their
Kant in tne frmer Erkraft
ie opposite the cannery,
plant has been completely
ted and will be known as
N'o 2. The main plant will
in the Dayton Rubber
,g, and be Plant No. 1.
firm has naa sevcmi
tn reuieu o v.-
.-i now all these will be
Id and merchandise moved to
11 building at me vepot.
i 300 people are now on the
navrolls. and about 160
Irk at each plant.
firm is 10U per cent on war
n,l have started on their
billionth unit for the armed
To date not a single unit
Jen rejected by the govern-
pcrsonncl office of the firm
at plant No. 2, and in
of James W. Reed, Jr.
Weill is president of the
nil Heinz Rollman is gene-
. T. S. Sutton
i 1 1 10
me Aiier 10
boral Taylor S. Sutton, son
and Mrs. Jake button, oi
bsville, who was seriously
led in Germany on October
now a patient in the Law-
Snttnn recently spent a few
tere with his family. He ent
itle service in 1942 and was
led at Camp Croft. He serv-
rscas for 18 months.
Sutton is entitled to wear
Lstrips for his overseas ser-
lie Purple Heart for bravery
In, the Good Conduct Medal,
c European war theater.
Rev. J. Smith,
Native of England,
Retired Minister Studied
Under Chas. H. Spur
geon, English Preacher.
Funeral services were conducted
on Monday afternoon at the Gar
rett Funeral Home at 2 o'clock
for Rev. Jarvis Smith, 82, native
of Appleby, England, retired
Methodist minister, who died at
the home of his sister, Mrs. Helen
Dawson, on the Dellwood Road.
Rev. Jarvis Underwood officiat
ed. Burial was in Green Hill cem
etery. Serving as pallbearers were:
Fred Marcus. Ira Marcus, Hurst
Burgin, Roy Phillips, Jack Moore
and Mack Edwards.
Rev. Smith entered the minis- i
tery at the age of 21 and studied I
under Rev. Charles H. Spurgcon,
famous Baptist minister at the j
Tabernacle in London. He orga-1
nized Young Men's Bible Classes:
in many of the cities of England
and also in Canada.
He came to America in 1905
and located in Montreal, Canada
aks lo Lions
M. R. Williamson was the
speaker at the meeting of
ons Club on last Thursday
nj; the business session upon
of Herbert L. Buchanan
iib decided to sponsor a
Lp and Paint-Up Cam
Elaborate plans for the
(V of a Queen and other fea
ere worked out during the
k, which will be announced
sarly date. The drive would
laxed with the crowning of
een and a parade.
h H. Breese, AAF,
oral R. H. Breese, U. S.
irccs, son of Mrs. R IT
'S spendim? n rpvoih! lava
ph with his mother here.
Breese volunteered in the
while he was a student at
a College. He enlisted in
vice at Greenville Air Base
fias received training at the
"K POSts: KePKlei.
n Cadet Training at Michi-
p.e,V0Ii?KC Lansing; Ran-
'i. lex.; Kelley Field,
. iucKeye, Calif. ; Ft
liarksdale Field T .t.
p- and then was sent
"resent post at Plant Park,
Breese was ar1iiaai ; u
, wMVV 111 L11C
svuie (ncrh si-hnnV r-v,,;-
en, and Brevard Col-
Here On 24, 26, 27
WILLIAM V. WALKER, U. S.
Merchant Marines, son of N. 11.
Walker, of Clyde, is home after
uonipieuMK ins seventn trip on tne i ,.;.. In enmn,r n a.,,,,,.:,,,, in
high seas. He entered the service : au tle was in active worU fol.- flfty
in Baltimore as a voluteer and at yi.rs
the time was employed by the " Hv is sul.vivC(J bv olle si.stel.,
Newport .News Shipbuilding and , wilh wllom hu lived and otle bl.olh.
Dry Dock C ompany: Upon leay- j cl. George Smith, of Montreal,
nig here he will report to Norfolk, I Canada
Va for reassignment The Garrett Funeral home was
He has three brothers m the ; in claltfl, of lhe arrangements.
service: Boyce McLain Walker,
coxswain, now in South Pacific;
Pvt. E. W. Walker, paratrooper, 17 II
Fort Henning, Ga., anl John Paul .TOnHCr LOCdl
Walker, seaman second class, now
inS0U- Man Dies In
In Tacoma, Wash.
Relatives -here have been notifi
ed of the death of Alfred Wymer
Silcr, 77, native of Macon County,
who was born near Franklin, on
January 31 at the Olympus Hos
pital, Tacoma, Wash. Mr. Siler
is widely connected throughout
Western North Carolina.
At the time he went to Wash
ington State in 1888 where he be
(aaie a well known stockman and
farmer, he was a resident of Way
nisville. He and his brother, Jud
aon Swain Silev. wci-apiurieei 4n
the development -of the Big Bot
tom" section of Cowlitz River,
Lewsi county Wash. . Xhe country,
which is now wfdely settled and
developed was inhabited only by
Indians at the time the Siler
brothers took up their residence.
Mr. Siler was also prominent in
the religious a (fairs of this adopted
county and had been a Sunday
school and church leader for many
Surviving are his widow, the
former Miss Lemora Lewis, of
Lewis county, Wash.; one daugh
ter, Doris, and one son, Frank
Siler, both of Seattle, Wash.; three
sisters, Mrs. John LcRoy Davis
and Mrs. H. B. Freeman, of Way
nesville. and Mrs. J. B. Brewer,
of Ashevillc, and a large number
of nieces and nephews.
PVT LEO E. HILL, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Walter li. Hill, of Way
nesville, who has been reported
slightly wounded in action in Ger
many on January 11. He entered
the service in June, 1H4-1, and was
inducted at Fort Bragg. At the
time he went into the army he
..Uoi.u.,t f, .,.,,, t-l... I'-
in iyu; and served one church m c,..,.
there until his retirement a few! n ',. f .
jibib uu. ne Aeiveu us pusior 01
a church in Albert Village, Greas-1
ley, tngianu lor twenty years
34 Men Go For
Thirty-four men from the Way
nesville area of the county left
here on Tuesday morning for pre
induction examinations at Fort
Bragg. Lloyd Alnie Blanton was
named leader of the group and
David Russell Riley was named as
sistant leader on the trip to camp.
There were three transfers in
the group as follows: James Ray
mond Abernathy, from Blairsville,
Ua.; Elbert Roberts, from Hot
Rock, Mich.; and Clayton Lloyd
Massie, Glassboro, N. J.
Others in the group going from
the Waynesville area of the coun
ty included: Henry William Sut
ton, Fred Herbert Calhoun, Claude
lloglen. James Herbert Mehall'ey,
George Clifford Styles, Earl Reno
Franklin. Herbert Junior Lanning,
Carl Leopard, Julius Jones.
John William Haney, Jr., Doyce
Sutton, James Donaldson Kellev,
I Lawrence Vaughn Fullbright, Har-
I din Eugene ! recti, R. 1
Awarded Navy and t A Too in c?
Marin MaHi Itc 1 cdlllo
A aUl 111V ifAVUUl
Hnit Ho J
Missing In Action
Playing Starts At The
Armory Here Next Mon
day Night, Much Inte
1 The Haywood high school bas
' ketball championship tournament,
sponsored by the Community
Council, will get under way Mon
, day night at 6 o'clock at the ar
mory, when the Waynesville girls
CLIFFORD HOWELL UNDER-
Ledford, OOI). coxswain, with his wife 1 Samuel C Welch
Eight Men In
. naries r.uen rarton Menaiiey, j " son, oi ..iyue, is spending a
Bruce Arthur Briggs, Bob Rogers, H0-day leave with his parents,
Gilbert Turner Ferguson, Claude! Mr. and Mrs. Jerry ('. Under-,
Avery Medford, Roy Ray Morgan. 1 wood, ul their home in liatcliir
Arthur Junior Earley. Gordon Cove. He entered the service in ;
Cecil Raines, Howard Lee Sutton, 1 May, liM.'t, mid took his boot;
Billy Russell, Berlin Columbus ! training at Bainbridge. Mil. From;
Mielton, l'aul Ray v In i k, iNoole I llainln ulge he was sent to Nor-i
Corporal Jefferson Wileox Paf
ford, Jr., U. S. Arinv, son of Mrs
ru....i.... i) it., :n.. i
f r w iv,,i ..f met the Crabtree gtrls.
veterans hospital, Montgomery,
Ala., is reported missing'in action
in Germany since December 17,
according to a message from the
Wur Department. Cpl. I'ntford is
also a brother-in-riiw of ("apt.
U. S. Armv, of
and Lewis Jul
. Federal income tax returns must
be filed by all persons who had an
income of over $500.00 during
1944. These returns must be fil
ed before midnight, March 15,
1945 or a penalty will be charged
against the taxpayer.
. . il j. ' r! a.
... A. rep;ceeniai-:j; nj wia.'ifiBjjj
nal Revenue service will be in
Waynesville at the office on the
second floor of the post office on
February 24, 26 and 27. He will
be in Canton in the basement
room of the post office on March
1, 2. 3, 5 and 6th.
Persons residing in the Way
nesville and Canton arens of the
county are requested to consult
the representative on the days
"designated if they wish any assis
tance in filing their income tax
In cases where the person's in
come was all from wages and sala
ries from which the employer with
held income tax during the year
they may use the withholding re
ceipt given by employer as return
and fill it out according to instruc
tions printed on it, sign and mail
to the Collector of Internal Reve
nue. Greensboro, N. C., or give
to the local deputy collector.
In instances where incomes are
over $100 from other sources in
addition to wages, and no tax was
withheld, then the regular income
tax return form 1010 must be
Major Cecil Brown left Monday
to spend her vacation at points in
I Moody, S 2-c
Un 30-Day Leave
L. Moody, seaman 2c,
r. ana Mrs. Jprkp M
vncsville. R.F.D. N i'
f? a 30-d
returned tn ih Sf.u.
or months of sea duty in
rPcan war thnof
rn Moody enlisted' in the
n May 17, 1942, and took
Wr"!? t Camp Peary,
-Vrfolk, Va., and then as
to sea duty. He has a
'cl 6 , Moody, Beanian
l'ass, also In the service.
er Meet In
c On Jan. 12
Ork! TVl. n. . ...
j, vy ana flc.
aay. SOUS n M.. J
fy, 01 Lantnn. i w
iar 19 1' cv lnce
hn JJndtwere together
r" Other in 16 months.
ton ;; UUKer uverman
hte; '"niuc the birth of
UTTLE Margaret O'Brien, child film
itar, stops for a moment on her way
Into the Mayflower Hotel In Wash
ington to give her autograph tn
Billy Jacobson. 8. who Uvea in the
capital. The young actress was at
tending the President's birthday
ValL (InttmatUrnal Soundphotp)
St. John's Loses
St. John's Rangers failed to
stop the Asheville High Maroons
in their toughest cage tilt of the
season, losing to the Maroons on
Tuesday afternoon, February 13,
in Asheville with a 55-36 score.
The Maroons were heavy favo
rites over the Rangers, having
played 12 games and lost only 2.
St. John's (36) Maroons (56)
F. Dunbar (5) . Reagan (10)
Resor (6) ... Warthen (2)
B. Dunbar (7) .. Carson (32)
Rvan (7) Mitchell (2)
Mills (2) Plank (2)
Subs: St. John's, Martin (8),
Cagle, Nicholson, Minett, Wilson.
Maroons. Callahan. Pitilo (7),
Marlowe. Rudeen, Fontaine.
Out of sixty-nine men reclassi
fied during the past week by the
local draft board eight were placed
in class 1-A as follows: Clyde
Smith. Winfred J. Hannah, Berlin
C. Shelton, Lewis C. Whitmire,
Hampton Webb, John H. Messer,
John II. Stack and Billy Russell.
Placed in class 2-A were : Ern
est Sbulner and Floyd I. David
son. Continued in class 2-A were
William F. Lanipley, James R.
Plott and Bryan Smith.
Placed in class 2-A (F) were:
Farmer T. Rogers, Marcus K. Da
vis, Jacob D. Moose, James R.
Beck, Algie M. Fowler, Clarence
J. Martin, and Charles S. Chamb
ers. Continued in class 2-A (F)
were: Melford D. Caldwell, John
S. Webb, Henry Etarks, Edward
R. Rogers, Claude C. Haynes,
James O. Cochran, Gilbert L.
Gregory, Cor,bitt 'Mannings, and
Ernest C. Cochran.
Placed in class 2-B was Frank
'.Continued in class
Donald Medford anil
Placed in class 2-B
Ben J. Parrisli, Fred
John W. Davis,
wood, Willie A.
D. Crawford, Dencile Cagle, Law
rence E. Greene, and Burnette D.
Continued in class 2-B (F)
were Bernard R. Caldwell, Thom
as L. Campbell, Jr., Eugene Kuy
kendall. Jr., Milburn L. Gillett,
and Jackson Bradley.
Continued in class 2-B were:
Glenn Trantham. Harrison S.
Greene, Waldo Green, Daniel S.
Young, John K. Owens, Wiley A.
McElrath, Woodrow McElroy,
Charles E. Blair, and Henry Hem
bree. Placed in class 2-C (F) were:
Max E. Cochran, John 11. Rnth-
folk, Va., for special training and
from there sent to Orange, Tex.
From the latter he was assigned
to sea duty.
He has bad 1 ." months of ac
tive sea duty and has made three
trips across the Atlantic ami back.
For the last seven mouths he bus
been serving in the Mediterranean
and was also in the invasion of
He received the following rec
ommendation from his comniand-
Private James Owens, son of Mr. officer: "The commanding of
and Mrs. Jim Owens, of Cove ' '"'eer has recommended the a aid
Creek, has been slightly wounded ! f the Navy and Marine Corps
in action in Italy in January ac- Medal in recognition of you:
cording to a message received bv l heroism and outstanding perforn.-
his wife, the former Miss Pearl i ance of duty while this vessel was
Pvt. James Owens
Wounded In Italy
Wa vncsville. now dverseas.
He entered the service in 1942,
a few months after his graduation
from the Alabama Polytechnic
Institute, and was sent to the air
base at Miami, Fla., and later to
Selman Field, Baton Rouge.
He was assigned to the engin
eers and sent to college for spec
ial training in construction en
gineering, after which he was sent
to Camp llillips, and then to At
terbuiv. He has been overseas for seve
ral months and at the time he was
reported missing was attached to
the 106th Artillery Division.
When he volunteered for ser
vice he was un ai'c.Ujtai-iH Mont
Phillips, from the War
Pvt. Owens was inducted in the
service at Camp Croft in Novem
ber, 1943. From Camp Croft he
was sent to Fort Jackson and then
lo Camp Wolters, Tex., for
At the time he entered
vice he was engaged in
in Haywood county.
Depart- engaged in escorting a convoy
I during the period from 25th
March to 19 April, 1944. The i
courage and excellent seamanship
demonstrated by you on this oc-1
casion reflect great credit upon
his I the Naval Service. It is directed
that an entry be made in vour!
City Bus Line
6uys New Buses
the ser-I service record of this recommeii
farming I dation for award."
1 Coxswain Underwood had oni
j brother, Pvt. Joseph D. L'ndei'-
jwood. in the service, who was
killed in action in Germany on
fteplomliei' 13, 1944, and post
humously awarded the Purple
Legion And V .
The American Legion and Aux
iliary met in the offices of th'-tj.
S. Employment Service on Friday
night, at the invitation of Mrs'D.
D. Alley, manager of the. office.
A discussion of the pr'oblerrfs -of
the returning veterans washeld.
Other' features 'of the program
An hour later, the girls teams of
St. John's and Fines Creek will
i meet. Starting at 8 o'clock, the
j Waynesville boys and Crabtree
; boys will play, and the boys of
; St. John's and Fines Creek will
play the ourth game of the night
starting at nine o'clock.
Play , will, bi resumed; Wednes
day night at 7, vitl Canton and
i Clyde teartis; both' hays- and girls,
j meeting. The boys game will
start at eight. The two winning
girls teams of Monday night will
play at nine Wednesday night.
On Thursday night the two
, Bethel teams will play the winnei
' of the Canton-Clyde games at
eight and nine o'clock.
The championship games will be
played Friday night, with the
girls game starting at 7:30 and
j the boys game at 8:30. Beautiful
i trophies will be awarded the two
, winning teams of the tournament.
Much interest is being shown in
the tournament, and all 14 teams
are evenly matched and prospects
for some fast and exciting games
are in prospect.
I The Sponsors are making a small
charge of 25 cents for the games
of the tournament. E. W. Tenney,
recreational director will be in
charges ' v
Alleiti Hart Host
To CAR Meeting
The Joseph, Howell Society of
Tom Lee, owner of Twin-City I
Bus Service, announced yesterday I
that he had bought two new buses I
for his firm, and would get them in I
The buses are the latest city
typo buses, and will seat 30 pas
sengers, has standing room for 50, '
! giving a maximum load of 80.
j The bus line now operates live
On Honor Roll
Cpl. J. G. Glance
Corporal John K. Glance, of
Vn vnrHvillf. Rnn of Mrs. MaryHKet
linnn Pva n h .7 II o n n u h I? a 1 nri T . I ik' . i:' . . i ur . ..i ft :
n 11' , t ;.; n Ml . i""". ' l' "7:, ," "l7 Grade 3 - Juanita Kelly, Ba,
Hurta Mfw I- "Knuy 1 l- bara McClure. Wanda Mills, Marv
"ace'dass 1-C (diseharg-! rma.i reived by ''"
ed) were: Spencer H. Walker and j ft Ham V from the Wa" De, art- (,h '" l5u, bi,, V"'U
Vonno R. G. Warren. ment 1 u,' 7'e'.""' , ,
. Placed in class 4-F were: Henry Cpj r,laiu.e has been in the ser- (M'a"' ( i""l.i' l"' l-'''?'
a i;.li t foin Willi,, - - P,.1'1UIU Marjone Early. Hetty Lou Koi b-
... uv,', ., .. " I I Vlf't' Ill, Vlllllf 11,11, Mllll l llll'll ,
1 The following students made
the honor roll at the Ha.elwood I
j school for the fourth month, ac-j
I cording to Lawrence Leather-'
I wood, principal : I
j Grade 1: Charles Hou.-ton I
, Caldwell, Mary Sue Creasniiiii. i
I Amelia Curtis, Joe Frazier, Nancy
Long, Hetty Owenby, Barbara j
Rogers, Ernestine Robinson. Col- j
leen Smith, Fannie Smith, Son.ja
present critical period.
The following new members
were welcomed into' the group:
Mrs. Seay, Mr. and Mrs. Claude
Francis, James Francis, Mrs.
Henry Francis, Mr. and Mrs.
Crawford, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Phil
lips, and others.
Mrs. Hurst Burgin was named
as chairman of the annual Foun
ders Day which will be held at the
Legion Home on March 9th.
included the t-aadinoof a nvinihei i the Children of this Amerimn Ri-
of-letters from Warrant Of fleer I olutjon held, thei regular meeting
Bobby Sloan, which were read by on " Wednesday 'l afternoon with
his fatiei Hugh J.. Sloan and Rey. ) Allen Haft at Tiervtwi An Church
S. R. 'rockett: The letters cov-, Streefr Wttn"' Mri 'A Brdn
ered the period from D-Day to the i Howell, adult leader, tn charge of
the program, , ' '
Lucilo Brown gave a paper on
the "Life Of John Adams." Allen
Hart rendered a piano solo, '"far
I iuitelii4,"i tyi ;,iohii ,Thenipson ; Ida
I Lou ; Gibson sand, "The Man I
I Love" ahd'"Lilttle Did I Know."
The society sang as chorus. "Mv
Old Kentucky Home."
j Announcement was made of the
March meeting which will be held
I with Marguerite Way on the first
Special guests of the evening I Wednesdav In the month.
were Mr. and Mrs. Hugh J. Sloan. I The Valentine motif was oh
Hostesses during the social hour i served in the appointments of the
meeting, and each member wa
were Mrs. llurst tiurgin and Mrs.
W. A. Bradley.-
K. late. Wad Palmer, llerschel overseas for several months.
uwens, vvillaru uicks and bonnie
II. F. McFadyen will be the new
manager of the Waynesville Coun
try Club, taking this position the
first of March.
Mr. McFadven was manager of
the Asheville-Biltmore Forest Club ' game, and
Waynesville To Play
Dayton Friday Night
The two high school basketball
teams will meet Dayton Rubber
teams at the armory Friday night
for a doubleheader. Both teams
have put in hard practice for the
i close score is predict-
for six years.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN AFTER BERLIN?
Adelaide McLean. Eflie Sue
Reagan, Grace Blanton, Mary Da
vis, Nancy BischolL Patsy Brendle,
Thomas Earle Nichols.
Grade 5- Betty Sue Hargrove,
Suzann Hcusiey, Carroll Swang
er, Doris Queen, Patsy Smiley,
Mary Sue Sparks. Catherine Bell.
Kathleen Creasmore. Camion
Greene. Joyce Caldwell, W'ibe
Grade 6 -Anne Bischolf, Betty
Farmer, Clyde Greene, Sail Lee
Rhinehart. Jimmy Swift, Juanita
World Day Of
The World Day of Prayer will
be observed jointly by the Wo
men's organizations of the church
es of the community in a service
at the Waynesville Presbyterian
church at four o'clock on Friday
afternoon. The public is invited
to attend this union service which
is being observed throughout the
world on the .same day.
presented a Valentine. The young
hostess was assisted by her mother.
Mrs. Humes Hart, in serving and
Lucky to Be Alive
Cpl. A. W. Burchfield
Sent To Fort Thomas
Cpl. Arthur W. Burchfield, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Lon Burchfield,
of Waynesville, has recently been
transferred from Nashville, Tenn.,
to the Army Air Forces' newly
activated convalescent hospital at
Fort Thomas, where he now serves
as a member of the post's perma
nent party personnel.
Cpl Birchfield is now aiding the
Fort Thomas staff in preparing
arrivals of AAF convalescents
transferred from general or re
gional hospitals, or other cases
sent there from AAF redistribu
Cpl. Birchfield entered the army
on August 19, 1941. He served
30 months as a military police
man in India. At present he is
assigned to the military police of
this convalescent hospital.
RED CROSS HEADQUARTERS
Red Cross War Fund Campaign
Headquarters have been set up
in the office, of the Building and
Loan Association on Main Street
All campaign workers may use
their cars to attend the Red Cross
Workers Rally next Tuesday night
at the Court House without vio
lating the ban on pleasure driving.
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i Music Club To
Meet At Home Of
i The Waynesville Music Club
j will hold the February meeting at
I the home of Miss Margaret Ter
i rell on Friday evening with Mrs
i Troy Wvche and Miss Sue Willard
Lindsey as associate hostesses.
Miss Nancy Killian, president, will
i The program will consist of the
playing of a miscellaneous collec
tion of classical records owned by
Mr. Plowetz. of the Wellco Shoe
TM 'All OF BERIIN would not necessarily mean that fighting in Ger
many would end. Military experts point out that the Reich will still be
strong enough to carry on for some time after the loss of the German
capital. As shown on the map, i number of vast industrial areas would
still be in Hitler's possession and it has been hinted that I'snover might
be a future capitaL Areas where war materials can be turned out for
some time are 1 ) west apd southwest of Berlin, such as Leipzig, Madge
burd, Chemnitz and Brunswick, A huge arsenal is said to be located in
the Luneburs Heather region j2) wth of Bremen; the Ruhr Valley
(3) and the Tliurinyiajj Forest (1) also are aetive. (Iniertirta!)
John M. Queen Will
Be Guest Speaker
Of Civic League
The members of the Waynes
ville Civic League will be guests
of Mrs. Rufus L. Allen, president,
of a buffet supper to be held at her
home on next Wednesday evening
at 7:30 o'clock.
John M. Queen will be the guest
speaker of the meeting which will
follow the serving of supper. The
president will preside over the
Pvt. Herman A. Free
Has Arrived In States
Private Herman Albeit Free,
formerly of Vv ayneavillc, has re
cently arrived at Welch Convales
cent Hospital, the Army's new re
conditioning center at Daytomi
Beach. The carefully planned re
conditioning program will speed
his convalescence and assist his
return to the best of health.
1 Pvt. Free is the son of John
i B. Free, of Waynesville. and en -1
tered- the army in 'November.
! 1943, : and has since served six
. months in France and England,
i where he wujj,s awarded the Pur
ple Heart for Wounds received in
combat. His" wife and two Cbil
dren regide in Bessemer City. At
the 'time" MK entered the service
he was entployed by the Osage
BIOWN from the waist blister of a
B-29 hde on- a mission over
Tokyo. Sgt. .lames 6. Krantz, Hick
ory Point, Tenn., was pulled back
into the plane by crewmen alter he
had been suspended by one leg in
his safetj harness. He hung for
fifteen minutes at. an altitude of
29.000 ieet. He's shown at a Pacific
rear base hospital where he is re
covering from frost bite. Armj Air
Force ptioto. ' (M(ernaHotiaD
Pvt. David M. Smith
Now In Paris
Private David iH $ntith.''son of
i Mrs. John hi' Srnithi. of Waynes
j ville, who,; is atta'cfted to a hospit
j al train unit, in now in Paris,
according to intorniation receneii
by, his niutheri f
PyU Srilttlt. vsV jimlucte.l at
Camp Croft in November, 191o,
and from there sent to Fort Jack
son.. Before being ,ent' overseas,
he-, was i stationed J tjX jCamp Lee.
Camp Reynolds, Calivp Ellis, and
Halloran General Hospital, Stat
en Island. , -f - , '
At the time he entered the ser
vice Pvt.: Smith ' was employed
with the TVA at Fontana Dam.
Pvt. Bill Balentine
Back From Italy
Pvt. Bill Balentine is home on
furlough after. spending six months
in Italy, Pvt. Balentine was "sent
home to the Woodrow Wilson Hos
pital, lri Staunton, Va. He has
been in service for a year.
"The mountains of Italy are not
as pretty as' ours, and don't you
believe anything you read or hear
about. 'sunny Italy'," he said..
Sgt, Johh-J. Williams lias
rived somewhere in Italy.
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