(One Day Nearer Victory) THURSDAY, JTtne
THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
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THE OLD HOMETOWN
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By Frances Gilbert Frazier
He was broad and wide and
everybody greeted him with a
smile. Somehow, one always felt
better after seeing him and went
off whistling or smiling in return
to his salutations. - He never met
a stranger for one was his friend
as soon as they met him. On the
cloudiest day, he was at his best
and you felt the sudden flash of
sunshine even if the rain was
roining down in the proverbial
"rats and dogs" deluse.
At times of deep sorrow be was
Still there in a subdued, inostenta
tious manner doing his quiet bit
as thoroughly as thought he was
handling the sad affair. Every
one turned to him for advice, sug
gestions and morale uplift. He
rarely said much but his way of
doing things was far more expres
sive than words. He didn't seem
to find the need of conversation
He played his biggest role in life
in times of controversy; the second
he put in his appearance, the argu
ments suddenly lapsed and usually
dissipated into thin air. A fellow
just couldn't keep on arguing after
be met this master of arbitration.
He built up a great reputation as
a peace maker and rarely failed to
end a quarrel in no time flat.
He was past-master of the art
when it came to babies Let the
youngster be in the depths of de
spair over any of the many things
that cross a baby's life and lie
would pop into the baby's face
and all would be serene: it was
uncanny the influence be held over
the babies and the grown-ups
The clerks in the stores all
eagerly served him: in restaurants
his order was taken promptly ami
the service was given with such
a sense of real pleasure that others
around pondered and asked the
reason why. Hut the minute they
met him, face to lace, they under
stood and inwardly, secretly vow
ed they would follow his example.
Jt paid such big dividends, and
was such an inexpensive attribute.
You could carry, it with you at all
times, whether traveling light or
heavily laden. To be honest, it
is far more valuable when you
are sagging under I he weight of
a ponderous load.
You see, this personage of such
great importance; such personal
appeal; such a peace maker and
such a comfort at all times is . . .
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Serving On Battleship
Muddy Green, seaman second
class. LISNIi, of Hazehvood, is now
serving aboard the USS Nevada
which is on duly In the Pacific,
according to information received
from the Fleet Home Town Dis
tributing Center. Chicago.
This is the only battleship to get
under way during the Jap attack
on Pearl Harbor, and she cleared
the blazing USS Arizona and
through a sea of flaming oil. pass
ed by the USS Oklahoma. Near
ing Pearl Harbor entrance chan
nel, she avoided .lap planes in
their attempts to sink her and
block the channel by running
aground in shallow water.
liaised from the bottom, she put
in at a west coast port for repairs
in April. VM2. From there the
Nevada supported troop landing
operations at Attn, and then steam
ed to European waters to partici
pate in the Normandy invasion.
After helping silence the German
short batteries she steamed into
the Mediterranean for the inva
sion of Southern France in August,
1944. After refitting in New York
the Nevada returned to the Pacific
where her guns covered The op
eration against two .lima.
The Nevada is much older than
many of her crew. Her keel was
laid down November 4. 1912, and
she was commissioned at the
Charleston Navv Yard March 12.
Harrison T. Coman
Serving On USS Hancock
Harrison T. Coman, seaman first
class, LiSNR, son of Mr. and Mrs
T. Coman, of Hazel wood, is serv
ing aboard the Aircraft Carrier
CSS Hancock which is now in the
Western Pacific. He shares the
carrier's unequalled one-day rec
ord of 71 enemy aircraft shot
clown, 19 probably downed, eight
destroyed and 12 damaged on the
ground, during a raid over the
Tokyo area on February 15. 1945.
Before this performance, the
CSS Hancock had gained fame by
bombarding Okinawa for eight
straight days, during which the
record of 600 individual plain
strikes was set. Result was the
sinking of ten ships, including
three attack transports, a sub tend
er and a large tanker, with 22 .lap
aircraft and industrial and cheini
cal plants destroyed.
Sgt. Frank A. Putnam
Celebrates In Germany
Sergeant Frank A. Putnam, of
Waynesville, R.F.I). No. 1, helped
his battalion celebrate its third
birthday in Halle. Germany, on
June 1. by participating in a pa
rade, according to information
Sgt. Putnam is serving as a
cook and is attached to the HI7th
Tank Destroyer Hattalion. with
which he has served in France.
IN 7 DAYS WITH
Tako only as dimi;ted
Cpl. Noah Gates
Serving With .'Oth Inf.
Corporal Noah Gates, machine
gunner of Waterville, is a mem
ucr of heel ion v. a 40 mm
unit of Mattery B 531st Battalion
of the HOth Infantry Division on
the Kibe, which has helped give
protection for the Old Hickory In
fantry Division through France
Belgium, Holland and Germany,
according to information received
here this week.
The activities of his group date
back to June lGth, 1944. when
they landed in Normandy, and pro
tected the Vire Canal bridge Here
the men were shelled one earlv
morning for four hours steadily
with only one casualty.
These gunners were the first of
the 531st to enter Germany, and
they took their guns to the Bel
gian bulge for some New Year's
Day's shooting. Then they help
ed pave the way for the offensive
which took the 30th Into Germany
and took numerous prisoners along
Belgium and Germany, since Au
gust 22. 1944. His group took pmt
in the Hurtgen Forest fighting and
in the junction with the Russian
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Question: What has caused my
j hybrid corn to show a striped ap
I pearance on the blades?
Answer: You are evidently us
ing seed from the crop which you
grew last year and this should not
be done, says Dr. Emerson Collins,
in charge of Extension agronomy
at State College. New hybrid
seed must be bought each year.
The hybrid corn is produced by
a series of crosses with definite
parents. When the seed are plant
ed a second year, they break down
into all kinds .if combinations and
yields are not satisfactory.
Question: What should I do to
keep green moss from growing in
Answer The presence of moss
in your yard indicates an acid soil.
a poor soil, or both conditions
says John H. Harris, horticultural
extension specialist. He suggests
that you send a sample of your soil
to the Soil Department. N. C. State
College of Agriculture, Raleigh,
for an analysis and recommenda
Hons as to liming and fertilize
tion. Your county agent will be
glad to give you directions for tak
ing the soil sample and mailing
Question: How can 1 get rid of
Answer: This grass, often called
joint or wire grass, cannot toler
ate continuous shade and it can
therefore, be controlled by plant
ing close growing crops for two
years, says Dr. Hoy l.ovvern, in
charge of forage crops for the
Agricultural Experiment Station.
Cowpeas. crotalaria, or velvet
beans can be grown during the
summer and a mixture of small
grain and vetch during the winter
If the land is turned rough In
the fall, many roots will freeze
during I he winter.
Hazel Lee Gossett
Becomes Bride Of
Cpl. Paul Headrick
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Gossett, of
Canton, have announced the mar
riage of their daughter. Miss Hazel
I.ee Gossett. to Corporal Paul
Headrick, of Hazel wood, which
look place in Clayton, Ga.. on
The bride is a graduate of the
Canton high school, a member of
the class of 1942 and has been
employed by the Southern Bell
Telephone Company in Waynes
ville. Cpl. Headrick has recently re
turned from overseas. He entered
the service in January, 1943, and
was inducted at Fort Jackson.
Prior to being sent to the Euro
pean theatre he was trained at
Camp Young, and Camp Coxcomb,
Calif., and Camp Maxey, Tex. He
arrived in England in November,
1943. He was a German prisoner
of war from October 11, 1944. to
the date of his liberation on Feb
ruary 23. 1945. CdI. Headrick is
spending a sixty-day furlough in
this section, but will report to the
redistribution center in Miami on
July 1, for his next assignment.
Mrs. Headrick will reside with her
Sgt. Benjamin Atkins
Now In Miami
Sgt. Benjamin E. Atkins, son of
Mrs. James Atkins, of Waynesville.
has aiTived at the Army Air
Forces Redistribution Station in
Miami Beach for reassignment
processing after completing a tour
of duty in the Pacific theatre.
During his processing he is
housed in an ocean-front hotel and
enjoys abundant facilities for rest
and recreation in Miami.
Sgt. Atkiris was a radio opera
tor-gunner in the Asiatic-Pacific,
and made an outstanding record.
Studied In Raleigh
By Farm Bureau
Haywood county was represent
ed by Howard R. Clapp, county
farm agent, at the state-wide meet
ing held last week In Raleigh of
the North Carolina Farm Bureau
Federation, at which time a study
was made of the current meat
Mr. Clapp served as a member
of the resolution committee, head
ed by C. S. Bunn, of Spring Hope,
whose report climaxed the day's
The resolution .which will be
referred to the OPA and to the
United States Secretary of Agri
culture, stated: "Whereas a ser
ious meat shortage confronts the
citizenship of North Carolina, and
since North Carolina is' a deficit
meat-producing area, and without
a Federally inspected packing plant
from which North Carolina con
sumers can get the amount of meat
that formerly came from such
plants, be it resolved:
"I. That we request the OPA to
increase quotas for local slaughter
ers. "2. That the quota for individual
local slaughterers be increased
from 400 pounds to 1.500 pounds.
"3. That more efficient Federal
grading of meats be provided for
"4. To alleviate the speculation
on livestock and poultry markets
caused by the inability of local
slaughterers to take care of in
creased seasonal supply due to
lack of sufficient quotas.
"5. That since poultry Is one of
our quickest sources of meat that
we can produce, poultry prices
should be stabilized at a figure that
guarantees a reasonable profit to
the producer, and such a price
should not be terminated without
giving the producer ample notice
at least four months)."
Herman C. Arberg, of Chicago,
chairman of the American Farm
Bureau Federation, was among the
speakers, who stated that the meat
shortage could not be placed at
the foot of the American farmers,
for in 1944 they produced 24.000.
(K)O.OOO pounds of meat.
"Already In 1945, we have pro
duced more than 23,000,000,000
pounds of meat. The normal pre
war average from 1935 to 1939
was only 15,000,000,000 pounds
annually. The problem today is
not the lack of production, but the
unprecedented demand from the'
Army, from Lend-Lease and from
home consumption," pointed out
Mr. Asberg at the meeting.
The speaker also urged that the
farmers immediately increase their
poultry production which can be
done at once, and also to feed out
and market the maximum num
ber of beef cattle, and In order to
do this, the farmers must be given
assurance from the government
that they will not ssutain a loss
IF . .
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. A Home. . .
The following new rental books
are now available at the county
"Pearls Before Swine ", Alling
ham; "Silver Moon Cottage", Bas
sett; "Blue Danube", Bomelmans;
"Eye for An Eye", Boyer: "Trag
edy In Blue". Bramhall; "Remem
bered Death", Christie; "Red-Haired
Lady". Corbett; "Flight Nurse",
Craig; "indigo Necklace; "Turn To
the Sun", Duffield.
"Commodore Horablower , ror-ottor-
"Case vof the Golddigger's
Purse", Gardner; Heart to Find", i
Heidergett; "Winds Blow Gently ,
Klrkbride; "Time To Die", Law
"One Cried Murder ", Leslie;
"Stallion Head", Long.street; "Mo
ment of Time", McLean; "Two
Solitudes", MacLennon; n "Ask No
Quarter", Marsh; "Whatever Goes
Love Is Young",
That Pistol Down
derer Is A Fox",
Ttiff", Rice; "One Angel
Moden; "Red Right Hand"
ers; "Wanderer," Schachner
the Wind Blows Free",
"Straw In the Sun", Simon;
on Harvest , Sinclair;
, Parkhill; "My
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and "Nods and Books", Adams.
War bonds for the war bride
later will buy modern, all-gas
kitchen which will be a joy to
Quality merchandise lasts lonoer
Welch at Short
Jack Guy Rector to Ruth Price,
both of Haywood county.
Jethro Reece to Mary Ruth
Trull, both of Haywood county.
Having qualified as administra
tor of the estate of John H. Haney
deceased, late of Haywood County,
North Carolina, this is to notify
all persons having claims against
the estate of said deceased to ex
hibit them to the undersigned at
Clyde, Route 1, North Carolina
on or before the 28th day of June,
1946, or this notice will be pleaded
in bar of their recovery. All per
sons indebted to said estate will
please make Immediate payment.
This the 27th day of June, 1945.
Administrator of the Estate of
John H. Haney, deceased.
No. 1441 .Tune 28-July 5-12-19-26-Aug.
1. One of the most desirable cottages at Balsam.
Excellent view, garage, servants quarters.
2. Two bedrooms, hath, living room, dining room, and
sun parlor, stoker heat. House just painted and
redecorated. Immediate possession.
3. One hundred and ten acre farm mile and half from
town. Tenant house, large rock barn, one hundred
seventy-five thousand feet of timber, gravel road,
4. Nice summer cottage,, five rooms, lights and water,
caretaker's house. Eight miles from town on high
5. Two of most attractive homes at Lake Junaluska,
well kept and ready for occupancy.
I: II. DAVIS, CO.
SUPPOSI THAT YOU
COULD FLICK A SWITCH
AND GET A SIZZLING STEAK!
B wonderful, wouldn't it? Sizzle . . .
sniff . , . m-m-rn-tn . . . a-a-a-ah !
"But," you say, "steaks are scarce
and Expensive. Steaks are rationed.
Steaks have gone to war."
That's right and there are good
reasons why. (
Bui is it any less wonderful that you
CAN -still get electric service at the
flick of a switch without shortage or
rationing at low pre-war prices
when vast amounts of electricity have
gon to war plants?
Our folks have done their war job's
o quietly and well that it's easy to
take 'em for granted. We hope y
won't that you'll remember tb
hard work as you use radio, nflg
refrigerator, washer, cleaner and
other electric servants that make
time living so much easier.
What you can take for granted if J
fact that your friends in this comjW
will provide plenty of o-p
electricity to run the merhni
marvels in your post-war home.
. Hr NELSON EDDY fc "THE
HOUR," wUh. Robtrt Armbnaw .
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