| Malcolm Fellers, above, son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. J. C. Fellers, of Warren, is doing his bit towards fighting the
Axis powers with the use of corn cobs! When Malcolm's name
came up for classification in the selective service, he was placed in class
4-F because of his height and weight. Although 23 years old, Malcolm is
only four feet, eight inches tall, and weighs 100 pounds. Not discouraged,
he has resorted to another method of enlisting to fight the enemies.
Malcolm has access to all the corncobs which accumulate at the grist mill, near his home. Whenever there is a supply on hand, he goes to the mill, hauls them home and stores them for future sale.
Nearly every day the telephone rings, and some customer wants some cobs. Malcolm fills the order at five cents per sack, or six sacks for a quarter. With the money, he purchases defense stamps, later turns them into bonds. Few customers know, that the nickels and dimes they pay the young man for the cobs are being turned into defense bonds, but Malcolm takes great pride in his work, says he can "fight them that way, if no other"!
A Chronicle-Tribune photographer took the above picture just before young Fellers left his store house to fill an order for six sacks of cobs-for a quarter.
Marion Chronicle-Tribune Feb. 15, 1942