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MONDAY, DEC. 29th, 1941
, ''•toflh CdroLno i
1941 And Hitler
We cannot know now what future histo
rians w'ill say of 1941 but our }?uess is that
^t will mark the beginning of the down
fall of Hitlerism in the world.
On January 1, 1941, an arrogant Hitler
told his seemingly invincible armies and
lis duped followers in Germany and else
where that the year would bring the nazis
Complete consummation of victory, trium-
ihant and decisive.
As this is printed there are two days left
In 1941 and Hitler is farther from victory
than he has been at any time during the
The last two months have been filled
with world-wide excitement. For the first
time in the war, the nazis’s bloodthirsty
war machine has been fought to a stand-
till and better.
Russian armies today are driving the
Germans back with terrific losses and
Jritish empire forces are mopping up Ger-
lans and Italians in North Africa.
Now Hitler promises hi.s people victory
During 1941 America was brought into
the war, along with many smaller nations,
jn a complete, all-out scale. Germany and
Italy received an assistant in the form of
lapan but in the deal took on the United
States, Mexico. Central America and sever-
il smaller powers.
While we believe that Hitlerism has
rinally passed its pinnacle and is on the
iowngrade, we would caution against
loverconfidence. It will take fighting and
working among all the allied foes of Hit- j
ller to keep his regime on the downhill slide |
Ito ultimate defeat of all he stands for. |
iThere can be no let-up because that would i
lendanger our cause. Because Hiller’s ar- I
Imies have suffered reverses in Russia and !
lin-Africa is no reason to believe that tli-? 1
|war has been conclusively decided. j
We have every confidence in final vie i
Itory for our nation and its powerful allies I
and that confidence is based as much on
[the belief that our people will not let up as
Ion any other element in the .struggle. Our
^va.st resources will mean little unle.ss the
resources are manned by determined peo- !
Hitler now is faced with a dilemma, but !
[the world may expect that he will do some-
Ithing drastic. Otherwise he cannot keep
(liis people united and satisfied. In a nat
ionalistic country the people in war can
[live only on victory. Now he must seek
[some foe to conquer to keep his people
But whatever place his hordes strike
[next, we can get some satisfaction out of
rtiie. fact that it will be one more place to
Invasion of the European continent now
I seems impractical for the Allies. But if
'Hitler strikes at Turkey, or Spain and
north Africa, that will mean a great part
of his armies pulled away and vulnerable
to attack by British, Americans, Russians
and others on our side. Hitler may try in
vasion of England. In which case we be
lieve his forces will be disastrously defeat
ed. Because no one of his generals would
assume command and try to carry out his
crazy schemes against their better judg-
"inVnt, he'Has taken command himself. Just
what the mad man will attempt is not
known now. But before this reaches print
[fhe may have already started something.
The coming year will be decisive for
America. There may be setbacks which
will make the picture look dark, but the
year will be the time for preparation, and
probably for carrying out, the death blows
to the axis powers.
So far in the war with Japan our efforts
-rjwve necessarily been defensive, but the
,jyime for great offensive measures will ar-
l^Ve and the might of America Hwll be felt
Japan in a most effective manler,
“What can |*do?'l
iTiat’s a question that hrillions of Ameri
cans all i>ver the country are asking today.
We who are behind the far-flung battle
lines of freedom—^how can we help 7
The answer isn't hard to find. Not all
of us can fly a bomber or operate a tank,
but there are many other ways in which
we can—and must—aid our country. /
For one thing, we can all work harder
at our jobs than ever before and in that
way help increase America’s production
efficiency. We can be more careful and’on added importance,
cut down accidents. We can build up our program emphasized the
health and our'endurance against difficult[“- kTT .,
days that are bound to come. We can avoid i improving diets the count
waste both at work and at home and help As a result of the e
to conserve materials that Uncle Sam needs i
now more than ever before. We can save
waste paper and scrap metals that nearly
every household has in the form of un
used tools, kitchen utensils and similar ar
Our plants and factories have long had
well organized methods of salvaging such!
With the set'led cold weather
of December and January comes
the season for the home slaugh
tering of meat. Next on many a
farm homemaker’s calendar of
special events is meat canning.
This year, as a result of the
Food-for Freedom cam|^|n an
nounced by the United De
partment oX Agriculture ^ Sep-
meat canning may be dcP.^g’on a
community basis this yetv In
the past, canning centers! for a
community have been tounfi to be
an efficient way of puiAng up
home-grown produce for mmilies
and for schools serving funches.
This year, with canning equip
ment limited in many respects as
a result of Ihe defense program.
One company saves, enough al-j community centers can be valu-
uminum to build ten two-engine bombers
every month from machine shop left-overs
alone. Another gets 75,000,000 pounds of
non-ferrous scrap metal every year from
parts of its equipment that have outlived
their usefulness. Now it’s up to us—every
one of us—to work out salvage campaigns
in our own homes and save whatever we
can that our country needs.
Many of the articles we have been ac
customed to buy won’t be available any
more. Industry will have to cut down on
many products to speed the output of wea
pons. Instead of blaming our industrial
system for these shortages, we can accept
sure of killing the organisms
likely to cause spoilage.
Material most used in making
1 J steam pressure canners until re-
them cheerfully, keep up our morale and been"aiumnium. which
realize that metals and materials that in
peace-time we would u.se, are now building
up the best army, navy andf air force in
may r«ult. ni4y
be checked sMth the lo
cal home demotutratloa ^agents
or sent to manufacturers.
In some nlghborhoods several
families baid together to buy , a
canner among them,, then plan
their Canning so that all can use
It. The community canning cen-
ter carries this cooperative still
further by making a compara
tively few ■ canners serve many
Zinc, used for certain types of
tops for glass jars. Is another
strategic material. Take special
care of these zinc tops. As long
as they are not dented on the,
edges, not misshapen, and the
porcelain lining Is unbroken they
may be used over and over again
with a new rubber each time.
When you open jars with this
•ype of lid, never pry it with a
knife blade or other metal in
strument. That dents the edges
and ruins the top.
It is possible to can a great
variety of meat products. But it
Is more economical of containers
and equipment to can the meat
alone, then combine it with oth
er foods and seasonings when it
is opened. ,
Some homemakers b|C^ve they
are conserving jar wps when
he}ause half gallon j^n’s for moat
canning. In that way one top
does cover twice the meat It
would in a quart jar. But home
economists say that it is dan-
presslire is it possible to get the I gerous practice to can meat at
temperature of 240 to 250 de- jjome in containers larger than a'
grees Fahrenheit needed to make j quart jar or a number 3 tin can.
In a larger jar or' can of meat,
heat penetrates so slowly that
much longer processing periods
are necessary, so long they are
able in making the best use of
eqqulpment on hand.
In the following paragraphs,
canning specialists of the U. S.
Department of Agriculture’s Bu
reau of Home Elconomics make
recommendations for meat can
ning as of December, 1941.
Conser\'ing Canning Equipment
Meat cannot be canned safely
unless there Is a steam pressure
canner available in good condi
tion. Only with steam under
preser^ % ofliw
as old ae Aneriea, AM r
as all-out dtHvaa9,'' aieettii
month by the U/B.’jD^rtiBbnt j
MAY WE WISH YOU A ]
...ALL THUr AND
On Our Way
When the aggressors attacking America
chose a war of machines, they turned right
down our alley. For America’s industrial
combination of men, management, ma
chines and resources makes it the greatest
mass production nation in the world. In
that fact lies our strength and our vcitory.
What is the present status of our indus-
ry? It’s got to be expanded of course, and
expanded rapidly to meet the needs of war
production. But what have we got to go
on at the pre.sent time? A survey of facts
shows that we’ve got a lot.
Modern war burns up huge quantities of
oil. America’s production of crude oil to
day is 4,100,000 barrels, and our capacity
is 4,750,000 barrels. And we’re well on
our way to producing 5,000,000 gallons of
100 octane aviation gas every day—
enough to “keep 'em flying’’ at the rate of
50,000 planes at a time.
VV> can produce about 720,000,000
pounds of aluminum a year and that, to
gether with Canadian production, puts usi
ahead of the Axis and the Axis-controlled
countries in this respect. We’re way ahead
on steel, loo. andi at present can produce
about twice as much steel as the entire
Axis-controlled European continent.
Our airplane industry has expanded at
such a rate that more planes have been
completed in 18 months than Germany is
supposed to have been able to produce in
four or five previous years.
We are# building ships faster than any
two Axis nations combined, and, through
the speed-up of operations, are turning
out 25 per cent more ships this year than
was thought possible last May.
In the confusion of hourly radio reports,
facts like these give us plenty of reason for
confidence and courage. The battle of as
sembly lines has started well for us. It’s
far from finished. Under our vast hew
victory program many more factories must
be built, more weapons produced.
Well, we’ve built factories in the past
year, and we’ve produced weapons. In
the years to come we shall continue to do
so. We’re well on our way, and no com
bination of alien enemies can stop us now.
“Dix Hill attendants get a $5 a month
raise. That’s better than nothing, but a
$45 maximum for that sort of work is still
a State disgrace”. — Greensboro Daily
is now a vital defense ma'erial.
Therefore any homemaker who
owns an aluminum canner can
help by taking the best care of
it. Other canners are available
in enameled steel and tinned
No matter what the canner is
made of, it shouid be cleaned af
ter each use and stored where it
will not be dented or the surface
roughened. If the canner is of
enamel, lake special precautions
not to chip it. Keep the safety
valve in good working order.
impractical for home canners. If |
the heat does not penetrate so j
that all the meat is sterilized, »
spoilage results and the meat is |
Meat usually is precooked be- 1
fore it is processed. Quickest j
way to precook it is to heat the
meat in a kettle or broth until '
the red color changes to brown..
Frying is not a satisfactory way |
of precooking meat. For the
brown crust that tastes so good
if you eat the meat right away
becomes hard and dry in the can
and gives the meat a disagreeable
■or,.„,j b, IIIVIW CUMKIHCS ■ (...>* D.'C J
Never let the pressure gage get flavor,
under water, and keep the open- I Meat should be kept cold until j
ing to it clean with a toothpick, lit is canned. But watch it care-1
Check the pressure gage occa-' fully to see that it does not freeze '
CONTINUojbs showing THURSDAV,
hJliday prices—all shows
Adults Children Under 12 llc_
It is claimed that Japan is sending un
trained youngsters to fight in the Philip
pines. But enough of them may be able
to get in the way of General McArthur to
bother him n© little.—Statesville Daily.
W^ fully appreciate the fact that it is
the last victory that counts, but we do wish
^our statesmen in C^gress bad given ^a'
handful of Marines In ‘ '
V^ght with.—Statesvmj "
01 Wilkes Cpiim
Ts^isting ln\The Various Townships Of Wilkes^
list your and personal property, as oi Jani^ li
1942, in accord^e with ownership and value. ALL |*R(
ERTY MUST BE ilSTED IN JANUARY. See yol
taker s advertisement lor dates in your respective toi
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