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JUNE 4, 1942
THE WAYNES VILLE MOUNTAINEER
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Mr. and Mrs. W. I.. Harris
announced the marriage of their
aaugnter, miss Margaret Harris, to
Corp. Frank Brookshire nf Lei
cester, Buncombe county.
The marriage took place on
Sunday with Rev. H. W r
chaDain of the Good Samaritan i
Asheville, and former pastor of
the rim Baptist church of Way
The bride is a- nurs at Rf T
seph's Hospital in Asheville, and
tne nridegroom is stationed at
Weaver H. McCrackenj Jr., has
arrived from the University of
Alabama, where he has recently
received a B. S. degree. Young
McCracken enlisted in the Naval
Reserve and expects to be called
for duty in the near future.
Mrs. Bill Cole left Monday for
Portsmouth, Va., where she joined
her husband for an extended visit
Miss Cleta Bryson left Saturday
for Chicago. She was joined there
by her mother. Mrs. Ben Brvson.
and from there they went to their
home in Michigan City, Ind.
Mrs. Humes Harte has returned
from Cincinnati, where she joined
her husband for a visit.
Tommy Hill, who is attending
Georgia Tech, was the guest of his
grandmother, Mrs. Chas. R. Thom
as, during the week.
Mrs. B. Frank Davis and son,
Carroll, have recently returned
from a two weeks' visit with the
former's son-in-law and daughter,
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Miles, of Hamp
Miss Ruby Frances Brown, who
has been a student at the Woman's
College of the University of North
Carolina for the past year, return
ed home on Tuesday and will spend
the summer here with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Brown.
Misses Polly Lou and Elizabeth
Curtis Clements, of Asheville, at
tended the funeral here Sunday
of their aunt, Mrs. P. E. Hyatt.
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A Weelt Off The War
Army Air Force Commander Ar
nold told a press conference in
London that United States fight
ter and bomber planes will soon
join the British. Air Force in
bombing Germany. U. S, pilots
will have their own air fields and
ground crews, he said. "We shall
hit the enemy hard and relentless
ly until his military power has
been broken," Gen. Arnold said.
It is obvious that no offensive
against Nazi occupied Europe
can succeed without air .' superi
ority and we mean to have it."
Army Service of SuDDly Chief
Somervell, also in London, said
U. S. and British officials are work
ing on a program to standardise
military equipment, including tanks
and planes, so such equipment may
be exchanged freely. Chief of
Staff Marshall said American
troops are "landing in England and
they will land in France."
opportunity. They need to be
helped through improved nutri
tion and possibly through a man
ual vocational training process.
The' President asked Compress
for an additional $600 million for
expansion of naval aviation and of
warship tonnage. The Senate
passed and sent to the House a
bill authorizing the navv to ac
quire 24 nonrigid blimps, raising
the present limit on the number
of ships to 72. .
Under Secretary of War Patter
son reported the President' goal
of 60,000 planes in 1942 will be
surpassed "by a substantial mar
gin," and tank and ammunition
production are keeeping pace with
schedules. He said army ordi-
nace monthly deliveries are 458
times as great as two years ago.
The WPB said production of new
machine tools is 72 per cent above
The House passed and returned
to the Senate legislation setting
up a smaller war plants corpora
tion Which would make loans to
small firms to enable them to ob
tain war contracts.
ARMY EXPANSION AND
Chief of Staff Marshall an
nounced there will be nearly 4,'
500,000 soldiers under arms by the
end of 1942 rather than 3,600,000
as originally planned at the start
of the war. During the past four
weeks alone the army strength
has been increased 309,000 men,
he said. The Civil Aeronautics
Administration called for volun
teers to be trained as glider pilots
in the Army Air Forces.
U. S. Commissioner of Educa
tion ' Studebaker reported about
430,000 are rejected for army ser
vice so far because of illiteracy,
Of these, 250,000 are physically
fit; He said a program is being
worked out to give the "function
ally illiterate" basic training in
reading, : writing and ' arithmetic
The President told a press con-
ferenc such rejects have a low
mental level because of lack of
THE WAR FRONT
A navy communique reported U.
S. submarines' in Far Eastern
waters sank two Japanese cargo
ships, probably sank a third, and
damaged one heavy crusier. The
navy also announced the U. S. De
stroyer Blakely reached an undis
closed port with 10 of her crew
fnissing and six injuried after be
ing torpedoed in the Caribbean
During the week the navy re
ported one large, 11 medium-sized
and four small United Nations
merchant vessels (11 of U. S.
registry), and a U. S. trawler were
torpedoed or sunk by shellfire in
the Atlantic and Caribbean areas.
Survivors were landed at East
Coast and Caribbean ports. The
State Department said the U. S.
in abiding by the rules of the
Geneva Prisoners of War Conven
tion, and the German, Italian and
Japanese governments are ap
parently doing the same.
Bobbie Breese, who has been a
student at Christ School during the
past year, spent R few days here
with his mother, after which he
went to Jacksonville, Fla., where
he will visit his aunt, Mrs! Wil
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Lane had as
their guests Monday, Mr. and Mrs.
R. C. Sawyer, of Philadelphia, Pa.
Mrs. Sawyer is Mrs. Lane's aunt.
Miss Mattie K. and Earnestine
Clark, of Arlington, Va., arrived
Saturday for two weeks visit with
their mother, Mrs. Seymore Clark.
Mrs. Cecil Benfield and daughter,
Barbara, have arrived for an ex
tended visit with Mrs. Benfield's
parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Robert Mc
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Young have
as the guests this week, Mrs. Wil
fred Reece and two children, the
latter's sister-in-law, of Travelers
Rest, S. C.
Richard Bradlev. who has been
attending Davidson College, ar
rived Wednesday to spend the sum
mer vacation with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. A. Bradley.
Sam McCrarv. who has been lo
cated near Detroit for the past
year, arrived on Sunday night for
a visit with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Jennings McCrary, at their
home in the Crabtree section.
pt' H. G. Hammett. castor of
the First Baptist church, is at
tending the summer camp of the
Royal Ambassadors of the Baptist
church at Ridgecrest He is serv
ing as one of the councillors.
The WPB reported more than
400,000 scrapped automobiles from
auto graveyards yielded 350,000
tons of scrap metal during April,
approximately 200,000 tons more
than the average monthly yield
lor 1941. The board said Amer
ican motorists have in the tires and
the works of their automobiles
rubber reserve of about 1,000,000
The WPB said a Victory Safety
razor with a plastic handle, a
zinc cap, and a sine or plastic
guard will go into production in
a few months and will be offered to
the public when the present supply
is used up. The board announced
it invites specific inquiries from
manufacturers as to how they
may employ casein, a basic chem
ical made from skimmed milk, as
a substitute product for scarce
chemicals. Production of all mu
sical instruments except violins
cellos and some guitars was halt
ed. Piano manufacturers will turn
out gliders, organ factories will
make blowers for link gliders us
ed in ground training of pilots,
and factories which made French
horns, trombones, trumpets, etc.,
will manufacture precision iptru
ments lor airplanes.
117 Killed In
State In April
There were 125 fewer births in
North Carolina during April, 1942,
than during the corresponding
month last year, but a decline of
315 deaths also noted, according
to reports compiled by the State
Board of Halth.
The infant mortality rate con
tinued its downward trend. The
total for the month dropped from
421 to 338 deaths per 1,000 live
births in the state, which brought
the rate from 60.7 to 49.7. The
number of maternal deaths for the
month fell from 30 to 25, reduc
ing the April rate from 4.3 to S.7.
Deaths from preventable acci
dents for April, this year, totaled
116, as compared with 147 the
corresponding month last : year.
The heaviest drop was in automo
bile fatalities, while deaths re
sulting from railroad accidents
fell from 11 in April last year to 2
the corresponding month this year.
There were four deaths from air
plane accidents in April, this year,
while none occurred in North Car
olina in April, 1941. Influenza
deaths, which have shown a de
cline this year, were cut in half,
that is, from 85 last year to 43 this
Price Administrator Henderson
said there will be more rationing
of essential articles, but the coun
try is a long way from a complete
rationing system. He said there
will be additional shortages in
power, fuel reserves and transpor
tation. WPB Automotive Divl
s ion Chief Kanzler reported na
tion wide rationing of gasoline
would help relieve potential rub
ber and ' automotive replacement
parts shortages. Board Chair
man Nelson said administrative
difficulties will make it impossi
ble to institute such gasoline ra
tional before July 1. The OPA
reported the June ration quota for
new passenger automobiles will be
40,000 plus carryover of unused
quotas from March, April or May.
WAR BOND SALES
The Treasury said war bond
sales from May 1 to May 29 to
taled $615 million, while the quota
for the month was $600 million
April sales were $536 million. The
June quota is $800 million, and
the goal will be raised to $1,000
million in July. The Treasury said
1,000,000 retailers- throughout the
country are being asked to sell war
bonds ana stamps equaling tne
value of four per cent of total
merchandise sales in July, or ap
proximately $160 millon worth.
Navv enlists the first Negroes
for combat on June ist.
YOU'RE TELLING ME!
By WILLIAM EITT-
Central Press Writer
THE JAPANESE hav an
nounced they will give thotdetaila
xf the capture of Hong Kong to
'the International Red Crow at
Geneva, Switzerland. As If any
one aver again would listen to,
nd believe, Toklo!
! ! ! '-.
Valuable paintings, sculptures,
ate, are being sent from the east
teast to the middlewest tor safe
keeping. The art el war has
temporarily triumphed orer all
Zadok Dnmbkopf still hasn't
flgnrM out whether that-"Hose
ODay" nam ber U a bow hit song
or secret military message
written la oodo.
! ! !
The Germans Invented the
name throwers. But they never
thought they'd see the day when
they would have to use 'em to
burn a road homeward through a
forest of Russian Icicles.
.-,.! !.:! '
The Swiss are indeed a very
lucky people. Just imagine what
would have happened to 'em it
mountains became ovtr-age o
It cost $1.69 to stop a stream
lined train, testa show. Gonh,
soppooo the railroads start
charging us for getting off as
well as getting aboard!
i i i
A chemist has been awarded a
medal for the remarkable feat of
extracting soap from gasoline.
But what moat of uae want to
know la can he extract rubber
tires from soap
ONE SHOT; THREE WOUNDS
Hutchinson, Kan. When the
gun Raymond Rutman, 17, was
examining discharged accidentally,
Raymond was wounded three
times by the one bullet. (The back
of his left hand was creased by
the bullet which plowed a small
furrow through his right breast
and lodged in his right arm.
Nature's "Spring offensive" the
worst in Red Cross's 61 years.
National banks' net profits in
1941 reported as $269,295,000.
CUPID MAKES A HIT t
Newark, N. J. On January 19,
Mary Kica was struck by an auto
mobile at an intersection and spent
a week recovering in St. Michael's
Hospital The driver of the ear,
Harry Gawdun, visited her often
at the hospital and, as you may
have expected, they were married
on May 24th.
Washington announces that 8,
616 fled by air from Burma.
Ferry pilots put emphasis on the
safe delivery of warplanes.
No Sabotage Is
Seen In Forest
Fires Of Section
RALEIGH. Not the slightest
hint of sabotage has been uneov
ered in the state bureau of in
vestigation's probe of a series of
disastrous forest fires in North
Carolina, Director Fred Handy
Natives of the affected areas, he
said, were responsible for most of
them, although one or two were ac
Handy made the assertion as
Lewis W. Tappon prepared to leave
for Henderson ville to complete the
Eight arrests were made by the
SBI in connection With the fires,
which Tappon said, apparently
were started by persons who had
grievances against the forestry
service or wanted jobs fighting the
blazes for 85 cents an hour.
H. B. Bosworth, forest supervi
sor of the U. S. department of
agriculture, wrote Handy that
Agents Tappon and Guy L. Scott
had "carried out the most effi
cient' and effective series Of law
enforcement investigations that I
have ever witnessed."
92 YEARS IN LIQUIDS
Plainview, Neb. Although Mrs.
Charlotte McKay has lived on
liquid foods since she was three
years old, she is in excellent health
at the age of 95. Mrs. McKay's
throat was burned in an accident
when she was a tot of three,
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