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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
THURSDAY, APRIL 9 194?
A Week Of The War
War Department Director Nel
son, speaking in New York City,
said "America's industrial plant
is really beginning to roll." He
said airplane production schedules
for the first three months of this
year have been met or exceeded,
and production of tanks is ahead of
Mr. Nelson said production of
merchant ships is "rising rapidly"
and this year's schedule should be
mf A Carand rifle is now avail
able for "every one of our combat
soldiers who is supposed to have
one," he said
The Senate passed and sent to
the White House legislation to set
n a $100 million smaller war
plants corporation under the War
Production Board. ine corpora
tion would obtain contracts from
Government procurement agencies
and re-award them to small enter
prises, breaking the orders into
subcontracts where necessary.
The WPB ruled persons buying
toothpaste or shaving cream in
tubes must turn in to the retailers
some kind of tin or tin-coated tube
for each new one purchased.
The board froze sales and de
liveries of all new bicycles for
adults, including those already
ordered and paid for. Red Cross
local chapters began collection of
the extra cloth made available by
the elimination of cuffs from ap
proximately 50 million pairs of
trousers now on hand in stores.
The salvage clip will make about
300,000 new suits.
The board ordered production of
cover caps of tinplate or terne
plate, used as closures for catsup,
Jelly, etc., stopped immediately,
and of crown caps for bottled
beer and soft drinks stopped April
30. Production of flourescent
lighting fixtures was also ordered
ended immediately; of vacuum
cleaners, April 30; and toys and
games made of metal, plastic and
other essential materials, June 30.
The board curtailed use of crude
rubber and latex in 50 articles,
including fire and mill hose, stor
age batteries, etc,
The Office of Price Administra
tion froze manufacturers', whole,
sale and retail prices of plumbing
fixtures and of 44 common house
hold electrical appliances, all at
March 30 levels. Ceilings were
also set on wholesale prices of
bond, ledger, book and plain and
fancy cover paper and Bristola,
and no producers' quotations for
Pensylvania anthracite coal. 1 he
Agriculture Department said the
retail of food is now 15 per cent
above the 1035-39 average, but is
still below the 1929 level.
said Axis air raids on American
war industries this spring are
entirely probable." He said "It's
worth a dozen bombers to the Ger
mans to wreck vital industries,
even in the heart of the country."
Mr. Landis said $20 million of
OCD funds have been transferred
to build facilities for manufacture
of civilian gas masks. First
shipment of helmets, arm bands
and other equipment for air raid
wardens and auxiliary firemen and
police were sent to more than 40
Atlantic and Pacific coast cities.
THE ARMED FORCES
The Senate passed and sent to
the House a bill granting pay in
creases from $30 to $42 for pri
vates and apprentice seamen, and
providing proportional increases
for other classes of enlisted men
in the armed forces. The post
office department issued regulations
for granting of free first-class
mailing privileges for all ranks of
the armed forces. The Senate
passed and sent to the House a
bill eliminating restrictions on
marriage of army and navy officers
during the war. The President
signed legislation to permit the
War Department to recruit Amer
ican technicians serving in for
eign armed forces and to pay
them more than $21 a month dur
ing the first four months.
' The House passed and sent to
the Senate an $18 billion war ap
propriation bill, providing almost
$7 billion for military airplanes.
The Senate passed and sent to the
House a naval public works bill to
provide a billion dollars for ex
pansion in aircraft and storage
facilities. The War Department
ruled officers and enlisted men,
except those of the regular army,
may campaign for and hold po
litical office, if such activity does
not interfere with military duties.
Selective service headquarters in
structed local boards to start
classification of February 16 reg
istrants, and to prepare to fill
the army's June call and possibly
the May call from these men and
the earlier registrants. SS head
quarters also issued instructions
to all local boards for registra
tion of an estimated 13,500,000
men between 45 and 64 on April 27.
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The Navy Cross Is pinned on Ensign Thomas H. Taylor of Lima, 0
by Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox. Taylor received the award for
distinguished service during Japan's sneak raid on Pearl Harbor, He
took control of an anti-aircraft battery on the battleship Nevada and,
although burned, deafened, and wounded by shell fragments, sprayed
hot monition boxes with a hose. The feat saved maty lives.
GEORGE HENRY HALL
Funeral services were conducted
at the First Baptist church in Clyde
for George Henry Hall, who died
at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon
at 1:10 a. m. Friday at the Hay
wood County Hospital The Rev.
T. H. Parris, pastor, officiated.
Burial was in the Locust Field
Mr. Hall was a native of Hay
wood county and was born, Nov.
21, 1871. He had been engaged
'in farming all his life.
Surviving are three sons, Von
Hall, of Sylva, Ted Hall, of New
port News, Va., Zane Grey Hall, of
Canton; two daughters, Miss Geor
gia Hall and Miss Bessie Hall, both
of Clyde; one step daughter, Mrs.
R. W. Noland, ol Clyde: one Brom
er,.J. P. Hall, of Asheville; two
sisters, Mrs. B. C. Bryson, of
Enka, and Mrs. E. H. Davis, of
West Asheville, and seven grandchildren.
Ratcliff Cove News
The Junior and Intermediate
classes of the Methodist church
The Dellwood home demonstra
tion club met with Mrs. Crews
Moody on Thursday afternoon, with
Miss Mary Margaret Smith giving
demonstration of horn ; makers
Miss Smith pointed out the va
rious ways in which the housewife
may aid in saving for defense. She
explained how cooking utensils
should be cared for, and she dis
cussed a number of items that
will be hard to get and what may
be used as substitutes.
Mrs. Moody was assisted by Mrs.
Henry in serving during the social
Letters To The
Editor The Mountaineer:
I have just received a box of
cookies from, the Women's Mis
sionary Society of my church and
want to take this opportunity to
say that no one, unless he has re
ceived a box, knows how good it
three visits to Asheville each week
she is taking treatments.
The vounsr DeoDle of the commu- Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Singleton had
nity are glad to welcome Mr. and as their guest on Easter Sunday,
Mrs. Arthur Woody to the section. ! Rev. Robert Gaddis, pastor of the
They have come to reside with the
former's mother, Mrs. Minnie
Civilian Defense Director, Landis
LOST Between Lake Junaluska
and Fines Creek, a black zipper
bag, containing mail of Grace
Lumber Mills. Finder please
return to Junaluska Supply Com
pany, Lake Junaluska, and re
ceive reward. April 9
FOR SALE Evergreens for year
round scenes. And now's the
time to plant them. Champion
Nursery. April 2-9-16-23
LOST Black Persian cat. Thought
to be on Dellwood road. Call
Mrs. Howard Scarborough. Phone
117 or 18. April 9
THE WAR FRONT
The navy reported as of April
4, total Japanese losses inflicted
by the U. S. Naval forces included
21 warships sunk, 13 possibly sunk
nnH 92 damaeed: 48 non-combat
ant ships sunk, 14 possibly sunk
and 14 damaged. The army and
navy said Axis submarines sunk
or nremimed sunk by the navy
totaled 24, and those by the army
number four. Assistant secre
tary of War for Air Lovett said
U. S. pilots in the Far East are
shooting down five Japanese pianes
for every plane lost,
The fnrrpa of I,t. Gen. Wain
Wright in the Philippines repelled
several enemy attacks Dy iana,
sea and air on Bataan Peninsula
and C.nrreeidor Island with heavy
Japanese losses. Japanese bomb
ers sank the U. S. aircraft tender
Langley, and the destroyer Peary
and navy tanker Fecos in tne
Southwest Pacific, with an esti
mated loss of 700 men. The navy
reported the torpedoing of 15 more
United Nations merchant vessels
in the Atlantic.
FOR SALE 50 Barred Rock pul
lets, eleven weeks old. 75c each.
W. T. Rainer, route No. 2, Way
nesville. April 9
FOR SALE Two houses and good
limits, near Asheville road,
$2,000.00. We would like list
incs on small farms. We have
cash customers. The L. N, Davis
Co.. Real Estate, Insurance
Ask for Mr. Stone. April 9
FOR SALE 90 Barred Rock pul
lets, 9 weeks old. From Colo
nial Hatchery. Price $54. Ap
ply by April 13th. Sam Arring-
ton, WaynesviUe (Saunook)
FOR SALE Law books in ex
cellent condition. Mrs. Doyle
D. Alley. April 9
The Maritime Commission re
ported all contracts have been
awarded for the 23 million dead
weight tons of merchant shipping
nearly 2,300 - cargo ships and
tankers which the President has
set as the 1942-43 goal.
The Department of Agriculture
said it had purchased more than
$800 million worth of farm com
modities, totaling more than 7,500
million pounds, during the first
year of the department s expanded
purchase program March 15, 194
to March 15, 1942, More than
half of all purchases were for meat,
dairy and poultry products. Most
purchases were for lend-lease
FOR SALE At bargain price, my
home at 239 North Mam street.
Mrs. Doyle D. Alley. April 9
LOST Black purse containing
valuable papers and keys near
Park Theatre. Keep cash and
return purse to box office at
Theatre or to Mrs. Dean Berry,
box 180, route two. April 9
FOR SALE Oliver 20 L. H. wood-
en beam plow. Good condition.
$9.00. T. Hunter Worsham, Jr.,
Eagles Nest road. April 9
FOR SALE 11 acres of land,
plenty of wood and water. Will
swap. What do you have? Zack
Massey, Dellwood road. Apr 9-16
FOR SALE 76-acre farm in Beth
el section. Acre of woodland,
also bottom land and ideal home
site. Priced for immediate sale.
See either Mr. or Mrs. Welch
Singleton, near- Osborne Dairy
Farm, Highway No. 110.
- April 9-16.
In Park During
Month Of March
During the month of March,
total of 20,871 persons, in 7,421
vehicles, Visited the Park. Com
pared with travel to this park dur
ing March, 1942, there was a de.
crease of 29 per Cent. While the
effect of tire rationing is reflected
in these travel figures, adverse
weather conditions were also re
sponsible for the decrease.
Of these 20,871 visitors during
March 30 per cent were from other
than the local states of Tennessee
and North Carolina. The visitors
were from 41 states and the Dis
trict of Columbia. Tennessee fur
nished the most visitors followed in
order by North Carolina, Illinois,
Michigan and Ohio.
Travel for the travel year to
date exceeds last travel year by
30 per cent.
Largest single day's travel dur
ing the month was on March 28,
when 2,588 persons visited the
Miss Ada and Wilson McGaha
have gone to New Jersey, where
both have found employment.
Mrs. Lloyd Shelton is making
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Plott spent
the Easter holidays with Mr, and
Mrs. D. 0. Plott.
J. C. MEIIAFFEY
' Funeral services were held at 3
makes me feel that the church re
1 understand that my church is
undertaking the job of sending
boxes to all the boys from our
community. I think it a splendid
work that all the churches should
take upon their shoulders. Not
merely ior the boxes and contents,
but for the feeling it gives we men
in the service. A 'feeling that our
own folks at home remember and
offer their means and prayers for
rita.se give my personal thanks
to every one concerned.
Thanking you, I remain,
SGT, JOHN K. REEVES,
67th Bomb. Sqdu.
Barksdale Field, La.
Editor's Note It is our under
standing that the church mention
ed above is Long's Chapel, at
Lake Junaluska. The women of
the church have been busy for
sometime doing this type of work,
and are to be commended for their
undertaking. - ' '
o'clock on Wednesday afternoon at
the Canton Baptist church for
Joseph C. Mehaffey, 86, who died
on Monday afternoon at 2:30
o'clock at his home in the Hyder
Mountain section of the county.
The Rev. C. H. Green, pastor, as
sisted by the Rev. Bud Mehaffey,
officiated. Burial was in the Bon-A-Venture
Mr. Mehaffey formerly lived in
tt. m.iii;ncviila Rpction of Canton,
but had resided in the Hyder
Mountain section ior me jmsi.
Surviving are the widow and
children: Fred Me
haffey, of Newport News, Odell
and George Mehaffey, of Enka,
Dedford Mehaffey, of Lynchburg,
Va., Mrs. Jim Medford, of Canton,
u... nfoVinffou nf Canton. Mrs.
A( LI'"" f .
CmUli and T ra Harriet Dotson.
of the Iron Duff section of the
County; a brother, Thomas Me
haffey, of Lynchburg, Va., and a
number of grandchildren and great
MRS. JOSEPHINE SILER
Funeral services were conducted
at the home of her mother on
Pigeon road Saturday afternoon at
3 o'clock for Mrs. Josephine Siler
Stephenson, 36, who died at 6
o'clock Friday afternoon. The
Rev. H. G. Hammett, pastor of the
First Baptist church, officiated.
Burial was in Greenhill cemetery.
Pallbearers were Dewey Francis,
PnWt : MCracken. William Kelly,
Walter Franklin, Wiley Franklin
and Robert Boone.
Mrs. Stephenson, a native of
Haywood county, was the daughter
of Mrs. Emelyn Siler, and the late
Jacob B. Siler.
Surviving are one daughter,
Carolyn, one son, James Donald
Stephenson; her mother; two sis
ters, Mrs. E, B. Hamilton, of San
Francisco, Calif,; and Miss Evelyn
Siler, of WaynesviUe; six brothers,
Louis, J. B., Rufus and James, all
of WaynesviUe, Harry Siler, of
Gallup, N. M., and John Siler, of
the Canadian navy, and a number
revival - at he 7L?
held by the Emerson EvanfH
booster choir smm aae
Friday night subject, "G-'i!tl
namite," by Mr. Im'r'A-
day morning sermon, by Mr, t
erson. Sunday nia,t s!ll
Sin in Mulberrv." K, Gl
erson. A small . !
Bon en vine the hst -
cerning this sin. Mulbe
nlanted thmir T'!. .
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umuc a Miun ifliK on
Mrs. Theodore Raby has I
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Wright ,J
Mrs. John Bryson who i8 fli (
Xta-rr T C1 Ci
ouiiuay t .azaDein Lhapel,
Misses Frances anH Rnti, t I
of Greensboro, spent the East. J
uunuoja wim tiieir parents MJ
anq airs, r. u. Turner,
Hugh rancis, of Mars HCJ
spent the holidays with his uJ
ents, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Frandi
Lane Arrington, Jr., of W,
T. C, spent the holidays with 1
Mrs. Jennings McCrav Brunt .
few days with her parents, M
ana xars. k. k. L. Katcliff.
An egg hunt was enjoyed bf
tne small children of Elizabd
Cnapel bunday afternoon.
Mrs. Harry Dyer, the fon
Miss Estella Payne, has joined h
husband at Newport News, Vi
Coneressmen can become sli
ed about little things and yet i
main as dull as stones about 1
issues that threaten the nation!
a business man
You'd discover in a hurry that your
own interest is best served when you keep
the consumer's interest always uppermost in mind!
WE'D LIKE TO VENTURE the expert
opinion,because we deal with them daily,
that American business men as a group
ate perhaps the most honest and consci
entious people in the world.
They have to be.
If a business man tries to fool the
public by getting his prices too high,
then a competitor comes in with a
lower price. V
If a retailer gives poor service,
people leave him and trade at a com
petitive store. ,
If a manufacturer puts out poor
quality products or misrepresents
them, people just stop buying from
him and the business man goes broke.
So no matter what a business man
thinks or what you think about business
men, the facts are that business men have
to keep their prices, service and quality in
line or they eliminate themselves. The op
eration is automatic.
It's a great system that protects the con
sumer like this and in case you haven't
guessed it, it's the American System
under our Constitution which guaran
tees the right of out people to buy
where they please and which guarantees
our people the right to make things and
t sell them within the law.
WHAT TO DO
Make advertising your buying guide
because you can be pretty sure that a
consistent advertiser is keeping his price,
: service and quality in line, giving you full
value for your money.
And another thing. When yourun into
one of these smart boys who thinks our
system is all wrong just remind him that
it isn't an accident that we have the high
est average income the highest standard
of living in the world (See panel) then
suggest that HE go into business and see
for himself how quickly the, public
smacks him down if he pulls against your
interest, the consumers interest
OUR AMERICAN SYSTEM IS
SOMETHING TO BE PROUD Of
The average annuat income per person a higher ben
than tn any country f the world. '
INCOME PER PERSON
Japan '....$ 61.00
chile. . . . ...... n-oo
Finland ......... 105.00
Germany . ... . . . 289.00
Canada . 358.00
Australia . 36500
United Kingdom . . . . 390.00
UNITED STATES . . . . 48300
The INSTITUTE OF CONSUMER FACTS
of die PACIFIC ADVERTISING ASSOCIATION, in cooperation with the following organizations:
PACIFIC COUNCIL, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF ADVERTISING AGENCIES
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