THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
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Atomic Bombs Coming
From Section That Has
Mushroomed In Tennessee
Local Man Feeding Candy To Natives
(The following account of what
has happened in Oak Knlge, 'IVun
written by Uditt" llouaid appear
ed in the issue of' the Charlotte
Observer of Tuesdas August ''
OAK R1DGK. Tcnn Tin- atom:,
bomb which is dealing unpmr
dented damage upon .la pan come
from. a section thai a 1 1 1. .u :i nl dav
ago was as rural ami .igrai ian a
any in east Tennessee
From a rolling count i ' ' 111,1
ted With oak and scrub pint', the
pressure of the wars create:,', dis
covery has raised a luwu "f hearlv
75 000 fifth largest in Tennessee
Todav some 20 0011 consti uclion
and 49,000 operating work
in the 59,0011 acre piojecl
which before the wai
only 3,750 residents
I first drove thioiieli the project
in July, 1943, seven months alter
the first building was stalled, and
on the night trip saw mils a lew
clusters of lights marking the 24-hour-a-day
construction A guard
accompanied me on the trip ami
was frank about "not ha vim: an
idea" as to what was lieini: made
My second trip was in Api.l ol
1944 when a group ol ea.C 'I im
nessee businessmen and industrial
ists were taken on a conducted lour
and told by Major General l.c-ln-R
Groves, oflicer m charge d all
operations, that "ouve seen all
we can show you Nov, we ask
your co-operation in curhing spec
ulation as to what we re doing
"You'll just have In take luv
word for it that what we're dome
is very vital lu the war
The group saw three sprawling
but widely separated production
areas and the town ol Oak Kidge,
already a budding meti opolis
A third trip lour months ago re
vealed a greatly increased town,
bigger production areas and noth
ing as to what would eventually
come from the gigantic plant
But more dramatic than the
mushroom growth of the project is
the secrecy which surrounded it
until this week
The 200.00(1 residents around
Knoxville knew something huge
was springing up in their vicinity,
and there Were many guesses as
to what it was.
"What you makin was the
customary greeting to an Oak
Ridge worker Hut only a few key
men knew, and they said nothing
Most workers said little ii anything
For their work was so compart
mentalized that most not only did
not know what they were makm,:
but could not he sure I hey were
They saw huge quantities of ma
terials going into the plants hut
nothing coming out. To them the
In Europe Scarce,
Says Local Man
TS Larry I.. Williams, who
is stationed iii France, lias re
turned to his post after spend
ing a furlough in Edinburgh,
The Haywood soldier wrote
hack thai Fcjiiihurnh is the first
cit.v he has seen since leaving
New irk two years ago that
has not hi i n damaged by the
Ernest M. Sutton
Technician filth Grade Ernest
M Sutton, son of Mr. and Mrs.
(ieoii.e Sutton, of Waynesville, R.
I- I) No 1, has recently been
auaided the Bronze Star. He
i ntered the service three years ago
mil h as lieen overseas for the past
twenty months, now stationed in
Germany. At the time he entered
the service he was employed by
Wei Ico Shoe Corporation.
The citation which accompanied
the award read in part:
"The Unitize Star is awarded to
Ki nest M Sutton for heroic
achievement in action on 17 Sep
tember. 11114. in Fanconcourt,
France Your armored car moved
into Kaneoiieourt , with orders to
outpost the town The armored
car was placed in position and the
remainder of your team was in
the process of setting up their po
sitions around the vehicle. A Ger
man eight wheeled armored car,
armed with a 75 mm cannon, ap
proached at a range of less than
100 yards. Alone in the turret,
and without orders, you opened
lire immediately destroying the
car. killing three members of the
crew and seriously wounding the
fourth Your alertness and heroic
action saved the other members of
your section and also the members
of your platoon who were at the
time taking up positions in other
parts of the town "
New Fall Hats Now
The Hat Shop
LILIAN AI.LFN IIAliT
Brass hats have a lovely alibi.
When a prophecy goes sour, they
can say they told us that for the
sake of our morale.
giant plants operated day and night
to produce nothing that could he
seen or touched.
However, production started Jan
uard 27. 1944, the first tangible re
turn on an expenditure now total
ing $1,100,393,000 for Clinton En-
I gineer Works alone.
j The peak construction force was
More than 300 miles of roads
have been built or improved and
tlie ankle-dee) mud of early days
i is gone. Kifty-flve miles of rail
road track have been laid on the
j Construction has taken over 200,
000,000 board feet of lumber, near-
I ly 400,000 cubic yards of concrete,
50,000 tons of structural steel and
Countless tons of miscellaneous iron
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NIGHT SHOW: 7 and !) P. M., Sunday Night, 8:30
ADMISSION: Children r ruler 12 Years, 12c; Adults, All
Seats, 35c TAX: On Children's Pass, 2c; Adult Pass, Co.
TIM RSDAY Vl'(;i!ST 9
'Escape In The Desert'
Willi II. Dantine and Philip Horn.
I KID A V
A I (U'ST 10
"The Great Flamarion"
With Erch Von Stroheim and M. Hughes.
SATURDAY AP;i!ST 11
"The Cowboy From Lonesome River'
Wilh ( has. Starrett.
LATE SHOW 10:30 P. M.
"The House Of Fear"
With Basil Rath bone and Nigel Bruce.
SUNDAY AUGUST 12
"Don Juan Quilligan"
With Wm. Bendix and Joan BlondelL
MONDAY-TUESDAY AUGUST 13-14
"A Medal For Benny"
WHh Dot Lamour and Arturo de Cordova
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fiV , inn mi --J-,-1T--- - - r --'C.
CI'L. r..-.WRKl!JCE E. r.icKI.ROT, -)ri.ier:y o- VTaynesvIlie. who
Is now servint! wlh the (17(lth Kneineer lumn -.lun'i. Ictvline
Aueriean candy tu native children in the I'liilippiiH-s Cpl. McKlroy
entered the servief- in iJecemhei , 1942, and liav In i n ih ihk in the
Parti He theatre for the past 22 months. Hefoie inhiini' Ihe service
he was employed at the Newport News Sliiplmildni;' and Dry Dock
In a recently awarded commendation the liVOIh
:anj to which CjI. McKlroy is attached was warml
outskandiiiM work In the production of military map'
sary reproduced material Two other Haywood mi i
this Kroup, Sgt. Chas. Lance and Cpl. Charles uuen
'i'lie (i70th is comparatively new in the I'liilipi theatre, but
it is old in the 'ways of .the Pacillc " Landmi', with the Corps
early in the game on Luzon, they've made heroic i lloils to keep
pace with the "(illopine, corps lieaduuai lei s which al one time
found men in one tent, tearing down and parkin, whilr nun in the
sdjoininn ones weiv Just setting up While ihe mhlli i v was setting
up its guns, they made maps and ricihed thnn I,, n. aitillery who
maue a lew coinpuLaiions and let My. Results iln.it hils and
I ncr Topo Com
y praised for its
and other neces-
d I ached to
Atomic Bomb Blast
Heralds Huge Change
In Heating, Ttransport
WASHINGTON Qualified sci
entists see the atom-blasting of
Japan as the potential start to
ward telephone booth-size heating
plants for great factories and 1000
hour auto trips on one gram of
fuel -but not certainly and cer
tainly not now.
It -all comes down to the ques
tion of learning to control the aw
ful forces unleashed when the ulti
mate components of matter are
torn apart. The problem is roughly
comparable to figuring out how
to use tine power of a TNT ex
plosion to diive the family lawn
mower. U s ahonl thai m-ar solu
Only a handful ol experts and
Allied leaoeis know Ihe complete
workings ol Ihe devastating wea
pon. Tlu y are pledged to secrecy
Others, an g I hem authors of
treatises on atomic energy, stu
dents of disrov cries in that field
from the time ol I he Curies, and
men who uoi Ked lor the war
etl'oit but not with Ihe new bomb
cxpicsscti aniai incnl that such a
THE FACT IS
By GENERAL ELECTRIC
WEIRD AUTO WITH 22EYES"WAS USED TO
TE5T SEALED-BEAM HEADLIGHTS DEVELOPED
BY GENERAL ELECTRIC BEFORE THE WAR.
NOW OUR WAR PLANES HAVE SIMILAR G-E
LANDING IMPS TWENTY TIMES BRIGHTER.
ONE EXTRA EGG
A DAY FROM A
FLOCK OF 300 HENS
WILL PAY FOR
WATER ALL WINTER.
, 4,735 WAR VETS
WERE EMPLOYED BY
COMPANIES BY THE
END OF 1944.
HMr flit t t tUio preptmi: Th G-t All-f Irl Orchuttt, Sun. 10 p. m. tWT, NBC Thi Workl T4y
Mw,oii.ttirihFri.l:4Sp.m.tVrr,CBJ-Tbe6 HouiPr1y,Mon.thtoughFn. 4:00p.m. tn,CM.
fOR VICT0ITY-IUT AND HOLD WAR BONDS Btntnl Electric Company, Schnwcttdy, N.T,
Property Valuation In
Courtly Shows Increase
Of $820,448 Over 1944
(Continued from puj'e 1'
is as follow. . .
Waynes. iCol i
$ H4 2t;
2U I 7 1
I I 711)
:: !'.7V r,t:i
4(12 1 15
i i;7t; ti.ii
Grand Total $2,533,242 $175 (Kit $20 55H H! $550,985 $820,448
Total Valuation For Haywood County For 1945 $24,602,037
weapon could have been made:
But they said that now that it lias
its possibilities are limit less
In 9 book published in 1940
"foundations of modern physies,"
Professor Thomas H. Hrown of
George Washington University, in
"It is not beyond the hounds of
possibility that a process may
sometime be discovered in which
spontaneous release of nuclear
energy (atomic energy) may con
tinue to take place once it has
been touched off and the possi
bilities for creation and destruc
tion inherent in the invention of
such a concentrated source of
power are beyond the wildest
dreams of the imagination ."
Those who have worked closely
with modern power, but who know
little of .the Atomic Bomb as ile
veloped, say peacetime uses are
One fcxpert, who withheld use
of his name, ventured the esti
mate that with a few grams uf
uranium, the source of energy in
the atomic bomb, it might be pie,-
sib.'e to power the Queen Mary on I
a round hip from Europe to the
t inted Slates and hack. Another
climated that one grain might
drive a 'M -horsepower automobile
fur 1000 hours. Grand Coulee
liam s output might be equalled by
a relative midget, a factory heat
ing plant might he contained iri
a compartment as big as a tele
nlioiie booth, the substitute for
I m l ml tanks might be thimble
si.e and so on.
However, the experts and they
were hacked up by the statements
of Secretary of War Stiinson
agreed that ii will not be a de
velopiuent that will pop up as
soon as I be war is over.
I ranium is,'i are arid expensive
two billion dollars was spent just
to get tin' bombs going against
Japan ami thousands ot persons
wm keel on senarate phases. 1 1
There is work for more thou
sands beloie the new power Is
turned to peace.
Buy Bunds keep them.
Why ride on "dynamite"
. . . thin, over-worked
tires . . . when it costs
so little, it go easy to
ave tirei, and trouble,
with recapping in time?
Set u today for low
Goodyear tread de
vigns . . . more, saer
miles tor your money.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 15
Starring the Dead End Kids.
Tire & Battery Co
GENERAL (H) ELECTRIC