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THURSDAY, JUXE 4,
THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
On The Tar Heel Front
By Robert A. Erwin and Frances McKusick
Chances for relaxation of gaso
line rationing for counties in West
ern North Carolina went glimmer
ing when Secretary of Interior
Haroldf L. Ickes, the Federal Pe
troleum Coordinator informed
Representative Robert L. (Farmer
Bob) Doughton that nothing could
be done at this time. Mr. Dough
ton had sought to exclude north
western counties from the curtail
The Secretary covered the . sit
uation very well in a letter to Mr.
Doughton, and the Congressman
made it public, declaring "it looks
as if very little can be done right
To show how much gasoline
reaches North Carolina over the
Plantation Pipeline running from
Baton Rouge, La., to Greensboro,
Secretary Ickes cited figures for
the week ended May 14, during
which 56 per cent of the capacity
ended its travel through the line
at Greensboro. The line has a
capacity of about 40,000 barrels
of oil daily to Greensboro. Gas
oline delivered there is transferred
to tank cars and trucks for further
delivery in North Carolina, Vir
ginia and other eastern states. Its
capacity is being increased and its
extension to Tidewater Virginia
is being considered.
"In addition North Carolina
receives oil by tank car from points
further west," he said. "During
the week of May 16 there were 518
tank cars loaded for shipment to
North Carolina, an average of
about 16,000 barrels daily."
Ickes pointed out that if restric-:
tions are lifted in one area, the
extent to which gasoline consump
tion might be increased would have
to be offset by a further deficit of
equal size in other sections of the
East Coast area.
As for the element of serving
the tourist trade in the North Car
olina mountain country this sum
mer, the Secretary pointed out that
counties serving tourists would re
ceive additional gasoline, based on
the increased consumption of last
summer over gasoline used during
the winter just passed.
"There are several other factors
which may affect recreational tour
ing this summer, other than the
gasoline supply in the area visited,"
Ickes concluded. "Foremost
among these probably is the tire
situation. The gasoline supply in
other sections of the East Coast
from which tourists normally may
come or through which they may
pass also may have a bearing on
Last week, the male member of
this writing firm toured the coun
ties of southwestern North Car
olina. The people of that section
feel that they are victims of dis
crimination, because Tennessee is
not rationed, and this gives the
Tennessee area of the Great Smoky
Mountains National Park a dis
tinct advantage over the North
Carolina section. Proprietors of
hotels and tourist homes on the
North Carolina side said they an
ticipated a poor tourist season but
that the tourists who did come
would undoubtedly confine their
stay to one or two places, doing
less driving on the highways and
more walking on the byways.
Numerous reports have been re
ceived that North Carolina filling
stations are violating rationing
regulations and selling motorists
any amount of gasoline they de
sire, but this writer, on his tour
of the state, saw no such violation.
If ever there were two groups of
people who are feeling the "pinch
of priorities" during the war,
it's the farmers and little business
men. However, we believe there
is no state whose representatives
have worked harder for these two
groups than the North Carolina
congressional delegation. Not
only have its members voted
straight down the line for relief
of these two groups, but Tar Heel
representatives on Capitol Hill each
week work diligently to see that
To the Voters and Citizens of
I would like to write each and every one that voted
for me a personal letter and thanK them for the loyal
support that they gave me in my race for the State
Senate; but this would be impossible, therefore, I am
using the press in thanking you very much for the
fine and loyal way in which you supported me, I
shall always be grateful to each and every one of you
that did so much for me.
I think that my friends and the citizenship of
the county should know that I did not spend a dollar
in buying votes. This being true, I am real proud
and happy of the large vote that I received in the
primary without pay or compensation from me.
Grover C. Davis.
Paid Political Adv.
Guns Lined Up for Inspection at Fort Bragg
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These lW-mni guns shown at Fort Bragf?, N. C. represent aome of the heaviest hitting power of uie Arn-.s.
They arrnot in firing position, but are drawn up for inspection by Secretary oi War ienry L. bwuiuii.
Col. Walter W. Hess Jr., is in charge of the Provisional Field Artillery Brigade. These s-uns have a rji.gc
of more than fifteen miles.
farmers and little businessmen
are given as much consideration
by War Production Board experts
as is humanly possible under the
present stringent '"all out war
Another problem of both farmers
and small business people which
has already been taken care of,
through the hard work of North
Carolina congressmen, is that of
the "back haul" trucking order.
In April, the Office of Defense
Transportation issued an edict that
any truck carrying a load more
than 15 miles from its starting
point must be 100 per Cent full
going out, and a 75 per cent load
capacity on the way back.
Farmers and small manufactur
ers and business men who wanted-
to deliver a truckload of goods
obviously would have to stay at
home because of the provisions of
this order, unless some arrange
ment they could either haul
back a load, or could afford to
buy a return truckload of mer
chandise , for themselves. -Any
trucker would be exempt from this
order if he was delivering a gov
ernment order, of course, but this
naturally did not include the ma
jority of truckers.
The order meant many small
businessmen and farmers in North
Carolina would be faced with clos
ing up shop. Early in the week
Representative John H. Folger,
Harold D, Cooley, William O. Bur
gin, John H. Kerr, and Carl Dur
ham contacted the Office of De
fense Transportation, explaining
how the order would work hard
ships. A few days later the ODT
extended the effective date of this
order from June 1 to July 1.
Mean while, th? ODT has promised
to amend the order to make it less
severe, ' .
Allen's Creek News
Gene Breece is home after spend
ing a week with his sister at Wash
ington, D. C.
Ruth Owens from Robbinsville, is
spending a few weeks here with
friends and relatives.
, Bert Finney has returned to
Durham, after spending a few d?ys
with his family.
Still another problem of the
"little 'fellow", was taken care of
through the efforts of Represen
tative Cooley who. -"Was especially
concerned with the "freezing" of
all lumber. The idea behind this
was to assure the government of
enough materials, to carry on its
building construction program.
However, the situation became so
"tight" that it was impossible
for a civilian to buy any lumber
to repair barns, sheds, houses, etc.,
or to erect warehouses. Mr. Cool
ey himself ran into the results of
Dick Massie, son of Mrs. Mary
Massie, is in the hospital at Sedro
Newton Davis has gone to New
port News, Va., where he has a
Rube Moody is home
defense job in Durham.
We are sorry to hear Lloyd Buch
anan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie
Buchanan, has broken his arm.
Mr. and Mrs. Elis Burrell and
family spent Thursday with Mrs,
M. C. Buchanan.
Ralph Moody from this commu
nity, who is stationed at Kansas,
was recently promoted to sergeant.
Manic y Pressley and family
from Asheville, spent Wednesday
with his mother, Mrs. Lura Press-ley.
Sunny Rhinehart from Canton,
is a visitor of Mr. and Mrs. Gaither
Frank Norman and family from
SwannanoH, is a visitor of Mr.
and Mrs. Will Norman.
the '.'order, where three boards pur
chased fur one of his tenant f arm
e is were ordered off the truck be
cause of "priorities."
Within 24 hours after Mr. Cooley
had contacted the WPB about L121
as the order was caled, the man
date was "mollified" so that all lum
ber not meeting government speci
fications may be released for civ
ilian use. This amendment allows
plenty of lumber for construction
of tobacco warehouses, farm build
ings and repairs.
Whij we saij
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Wlien (our Appliances Need Attention
Your Electric Company's primary concern is that of supplying
you with dependable electric service. Because of the war, we
must conserve rubber, gas, oil and automotive equipment. We
can serve you best by using available equipment for the
maintenance of your electric service.
Your Electrical Dealer's primary concern now is keeping your
electrical appliances going, and it is for this he is using his
automotive equipment.- So, if you use Electrical Dealers' ap
pliance service, we will be in a better position to keep electric
service on your lines to operate your time and labor saving
For several years Electrical Dealers in the Carolinas have
been taking care of most of your needs in the way of supply
ing you with electrical equipment. With the "freezina" of
several of the items they sell, many of them have gc 'o
the service business, maintaining top-notch servi" .-" "
ments. '''..' :
FOR VICTORY BUY
U. S. WAR BONDS AND STAMPS
Ratcliff Cove News
Miss Dot Johnson spent a few
days with Margaret Underwood in
Mrs. Ed Moore, of Virginia, vis
ited friends and relatives here
To 25 This Week
Twenty -five persons received
their grants from the tire ration
ing board serving the Waynesville
area during the past week. They
included the following:
D. P. Brown, of Waynesville,
route 2, hauler of poultry and
'arm products, 2 truck tires and
2 truck tubes; Boyd Wholesale Co.,
of Waynesville, wholesale grocery
listributor, 1 truck tire and 1
truck tube; Grace Lumber Mills,
,ake Junaluska, lumber and log
vaulers, 5 truck tires, 5 truck
tubes, and 2 truck recaps; Cecil
T. Cogburn, of Clyde, route 1,
hauler of logs, 1 truck tire, and
1 truck tube.
Glenn C. Palmer, of Clyde, route
i, wholesale milk hauler, 1 truck
ne and 1 truck tube; Town of
Waynesville, water supply main
tenance, 1 truck tire, I truck tube
r rv?A Campbell W JJT Alma K.
e U3 -meeting
The Woman's Aui;a .
Hazelwood Presbvt, . 0 of
held its annual k;-iV
the Fellowship hall 0f
on last WeHnct;,l.. Ine Km
Preceding the party , ,w
gram was given.
Battle conducted jV '
Mrs. Rufus Gaddis and M
ing what the binhdayV j
been used for each vear Hurt
past 20 years. The Rev I
to train negro workers f 1
among their own race.
Negro spirituals wete sar,
the group, after which bin!
cake and punch were i0 ,
the committee on -fLi
Special guests were Mr. n
r,o ti..i . lr- oar
icinocj, ui nanan, Ky Mrs
Young, of Hazelwood, and the
of the church.
sician, 1 ..passenger tiro and 1 r.
-lie, route 2. hauler of logs, wood, '7 '...
lnn,her and farm nroducts. 1 truck ! L17 r.. . ' v
t- and 2 truck tubes; J. W'. Vn-) , 3
dtiwood, Waynesville, route 2, Stnn, '.' ,.F;
plumber and maintenance
Mark Hannah, Mt. Sterling,
T-uck ?tand' of perishable f
hauler of farm products. 1 truck .""""1
tube: Flovd Da- ""c J""u' ,l " ""l De lan no
vis, Waynesville, route 1, fuel and j
supplies to logging operation, 2 !
truck recaps; R. L. Davis, Cove i
Creek, log and acid wood hauler,
3 truck recaps; Underwood Lum
ber and Supply Company, Waynes
ville, AAA lime hauler, govern
ment contract, and hauler of lum
ber and pulp wood; N. R. Fergu
son, Waynesville, hauler of live
stock and farm products, 2 truck
Mrs. Dora Ratcliff, who is ill, is
Mrs. Harry Dver, of Richmond, .recaps; James Han, vvaynesviue
Va., was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. 'oute 2, licensed, taxi driver 2
W. W. Jones and other friends here truck recaps; W. F. Strange, Way-
this week. j nesville, plumber, 2 passenger re-,
"'.; ';. caps; Martin Electric Company,
. ' ! Wn vnpsivillp. elprt.riral sprvirp. 1 .
Paul Cagle; of Fort Jackson, S. , truck tire and j truck tube.
C, spent the week-end with his; , ... . , .
family here. J. M. Palmer, Waynesville, haul
er oi iiveswcK ana iaim piuuutta,
1 truck recap; George H. Huff,
Waynesville, licensed taxi, 2 pas
senger recaps; D. R. Henry, Way
nesville, licensed taxi. 2 passenger
One thing is positively certain recaps; Scott Reeves, Waynesville,
and that is that tomorrow won't licensed taxi, 2 passenger recaps;
be like yesterday. W. L. Kirkpatrick, practicing phy-
For You To Feel Well
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waste matter frum the blind
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without injury to (.faith, thm v,.
be better understanding of rli i
whole system is upset wi.tn kido
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Burning, scanty or toofrp..u.nr...J
tion sometimes warns' tunt Kmeiii
is wrong. You nay. suSer as(c:s kl
pains, getting up at nignu, iwr-l!:nj
Why not try Uoan'l Fills? Y01 ,
bs using m medicine recommeDdN !
country over. Noun's stimulate litis
tion of the kidneys and help thea
nusn out poisonous. ute ran
blood. They contain nothin fom'
tet Uonn s today. Use with conod,
At ma drug stores.
. "n- K ( .
3 out of every 5 bembs
dropped on Axis targets are
made possible by Esso research
Basic ingredient of the high explo
sive TNT is toluol. In the last war,
toluol came from coal tar. For this
war, the United Nations need
many times as much as the coal tar
industry Cia produce. Fortunately,
in 1935 Esso research workers, in
cooperation with the U. S. Army,
found a way to rnake toluol syn
thetically from petroleum. Con
struction of a large commercial
plant far the Army Ordnance De
partment was completed in Octo
ber, 1941. This plant more than
doubled America's TNT output.
Thisj process was also shared with
ether reners, so that 3 out of 5
bombs will be filled with war
TNT derived from ESSO-devel-oped
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
'! Of NEW JERSEY
Cost. 1943. IM. la,.
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