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IUBSDAY, JANUARY 13, 1944 (One Day Nearer Victory)
THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
1 Men Ilelo
,jO men and women from all
f the country are sharing
I ipany's honors in having
the greatest smpDu:iding
,, history during the ysar
-) fighting and cargo ships
overnment has permitted
n to reveal the fact that
d in output its promise
med fantastic when mad
-inning of 1943, that i'
:ri out a ship a day of
nting and cargo craft,
markable program carried
liethleh'-m included a 35r
battleship, 27,000-ton air
irriers, 14,700 ton aircraft
13,000-ton heavy cruisers
on light cruisers, 6,000-to--nisprs.
Lon.tnn destroyers, destroyer es-
rtrto, unk land'ng craft, infantry
ndi craft, and many types of
argo ships including a large num
of Liberty ships and Victory
I The value of the year's work was
(Jjuivalent to over 1,000 Liberty
hips and, in terms of man-hours,
lie company estimates the 1943
logram was equivalent to the con
traction of 22 battleships. Ap
iroximately 70 of the ships built
litre fighting craft and 30 cargo
In addition to the amazing pro
duction record of new ships. Beth
Lhom vards also reDaired. con
tort. and serviced over 7.000 ves
sels, thus playing a major roll in j
leeping our fighting fleets in trim.
Approximate 300,000 men and
romcn were employed by Bethle
lem in its shipyards, steel mills
ind other divisions to accomplish
this program. But because the com
pany has set its sights still nigner
'or 1944 it will be necessary to add
itill more to its present army of
Three Brothers In The Armed Forces
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AIR. AND MRS. LONR CHAMBERS, of the Bethel section of the county, have three sons in the
service. 1 hey are as follows (reading from right to left):
pPrrCt!h Cambrs ent,ere,d the Eervice on APril 7- 1942, at Fort Bragg, and from there was sent
to ort Eustis, Va. From the latter he was sent to Fort Barranca Fl n v, r. t
and back to Hurt Hrrnfo VVnn. k ot u. . . .... '
Stewart Ga ""u h""' was iransierrea to nis present station at Camp
I vt Ihon.as Van Chambers enured the service .. April 28, 1943, and received his basic training at
: ' V " OK,l,UM l vamp .n, roit (..eorge Meade, Md., and then overseas. He
first served in Africa and is now in Italy. Prior to entering the service he was employed at the New-
, . . wuijuUuuiuK onu y uucR company.
n I? heTtr Cha'"belr8 entered tle U. S. N,Vy on May 17, 1943, and took his boot training at
Bainbndge Md., after which he was sent to Little t reek, Va., and then to Washington, D C. From
the latter he was sent to Salonas Branch, Boston, Mass. He is now on sea duty. Prior to entering the
service he was employed at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company
Fines Creek News
By Mrs. D. N. Rathbone
C. R. Francis, mail carrier for
ines Creek for the past 384
tears, is back on the job after b?
big ill for the past three weeks.
Mr. Francis started carrying the
fciail in the "horse and buggy" days,
nd often found the roads a sea of
fciud, often the mud coming up to
he axels. Often the horses found
,he going rather tough.
Mr. Francis recalls one accident,
tiany ye:irs ago, when a pack of
arking dogs scar:d his horse on
fcwer Fines Creek, and the fright-
ned horse ran, turning the buggy
upside down, scattering the mail in
Snow is about the only thing that
hampers Mr. Francis these days.
He carries a shovel on snowy days,
and usually digs his way out of
deep drifts and goes on.
During the absence of Mr. Fran
cis the mail was carried by Howard
Mr. and Mrs. Grover Rathbone
of lower Fines Creek in the Shel
ton Laurel area, announce the biith
of a son on Dec. 22nd.
Pvt. Farady B. Rathbone, of
Camp Forrest, Tenn., spent the
Christmas holidays here with his
mother, Mrs. W. P. Rathbone, and
other r'latives on Fines Creek.
M. C. Green, of Newport News,
enjoyed the holiday season here
with his mother, Mrs. Marvin
Green. His father is also employ
ed at Newport News.
Mallie Woody, who has held a po
sition at Wilmington for the past
two years, is now home with his
family on Turkey Creek, where he
purchased a farm sometime ago
The Cost Of Onions
Joe Spagetti is a good work
man. He is paid f80 every Satur
day night for his week's work. Joe
and his wife, Margurrita, are both
fond of onions. So Joe went to
market and ordered one pound of
onions only to discover that thy
only cost 2c more per pound than
they did before the war when he
was getting $18 per week. So Joe
howled like a wolf and laid off a day
to tell the OPA that something
should be done about the high cost
of onions, and the OPA did some
thing.. They got from Congress
an approprintion of $100,000,000
with which to "roll back" the cost
of living from the $80 a week era,
without disturbing wages a very
laudable objective if the cost were
from Bob James of that section.
Paul Hayn.s, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Jesse Haynes, of Woodstown,
N. J., is now visiting with his aunt
ard uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Mallie
Woody. Before r: turning he
w'll visit with his grandfather, Joe
Presenell and other relativis in
and near Max Patch.
not so great.
Who pays the $100,000,000? Why
nobody but you and Joe and I, and
Joe doesn t howl like a wolf wh:n
the paymaster deducts 20 per cent
from his pay envelope either, be
cause it mver occurs to him that
a part of that 20 per cent of his
week's earnings is diverted to sub
sidize the farmer and the carrier
for the 2c he made so much fuss
Now, if Joe and Marguerita
should each day eat all the onions
they could hold and then top off
with carrots, turnips, spinach, corn,
potatoes and a good roast of beef
and, perhaps, finish up with canta
loupe a la mode, th:y might suffer
from acidulous stomach pains, but
would still have more money in
their joint bank account at the end
of each month than they ever had
in the $18 a week days wh:n salt
pork, potatoes and dried apple
sauce were a banquet. Think that
Old fashioned supply and de
mand mixed with unhamp red in
dividual competition if givrn a
chance, would do much toward reg
ulating the prices of everything on
a fair basis to all. But you can-
Belk-Hudson Brings You Some Real Values In These
1944's Best Bargain
Sizes 29 to 44. . . . Were $2.98.
Just Received Shipment
Beautiful Bright Colors.
Just Arrived, One Lot
Heavy Weight White
36 Inches Wide.
Special Table of Good
Grey Blue Lavender Red
Men's $1.48 and $1.98
36-Inch Good Quality
Specials In Our Baby Dept. I
For Softex Pad Pants
New Shipment Of
Ivory Oak White
20 By 40 Inch Gauze
Little Tot's Bathroom
With straps made in natural
r.i P A N Y
of Better Values"
Few Weeks Left
For Boys To Get
Only a few weeks remain for
North Carolina high school grad
uates between 17 and 19 and high
school seniors graduating before
March 1 to take advantage of the
Navy's twenty-sevfn thousand dol
lar scholarship, Lieutenant Lod
wick Martley, Officer-in-Charge of
Naval Officer Procurement for
North Carolina, has just announc
ed. The winter quota for Class V-5.
Naval Air Corps, definitely clos:s
on January 31 and all men now eli
gible must enlist before that date.
The spring quota will be open only
to seniors in the June high school
According to present plans,
Lieutenant Hartley stated, two
semesters of college work, with full
college credit, will be given all
enlistees before pre-flight training
begins. The best colleges in thr
country have been selected for the
Navy s educational program, and
every detail has been worked out
to make the training the very best
that the nation can afford.
In order to take advantage of
the remarkable opportunity for
education and service, it will be
necessary for all interested boys
to see their nearest Navy recruiter
immediately or to write to the Office
of Naval Officer Procurement, 203
Capital Club Building, in Raleigh.
not make1 this adjustment by throw
ing a monkey wrench into the well
synchronized workings of sound
economic laws, and one can ex
pect from such an attempt only a
raucous crashing of gears. N. Y.
Journal of Commerce.
Back the attack. Iluy War llonds
at worker war
tOUtHIIN Sill TlllPHONI AN ft TlUtAM COAN
What d'ya mean -
ho way 1
. hat s just a nann
It's the simple principle that human
beings like to get on in the world.
That when a man sets out to be a doctor
or a shoe salesman or an electrical engineer
that '8 what he wants to be. And he can be.
That when a farmer plows his field and
plants his seed, he's got a right to a fair
return. A right to buy more land and
extend his fences.
That when a business man founds a busi
ness, he's building for a future and nobody
can take that future from him.
That when any man works hard and eaves
his dollars, those dollars are his. He can
spend them if he likes. Or he can invest his
money, secure in the knowledge it's working
Call that any name you like. Call it Free
Enterprise or Democracy or Opportunity.
Whatever you call it, it's American-bred-in-t
FREEDOM OP ENl comp.n.
.mple,b.hclpeottoineet.vWT war demand 'J"Jd hoWing pri.
firmly iSSSrT compni. buJt
America i .
Without it, nobody's going to plan any
further than tomorrow. Without it, there's
no incentive to invent or invest, discover or
develop. Without it and don't let any
one tell you otherwise this country would
lose its high place among the nations of
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POWER & LIGHT
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