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THE DANBURY REPORTER
EXIT SENATOR REYNOLDS £. r,
In explaining his vote on the resolution extend
ing Lend-Lease aid to our allies, Senator Rey
nolds insisted that he was voting for the measure
solely because "we are in the war." But he didn't
stop there. He "recounted with pride," according
his home-town newspaper, The Asheville Citizen,
"the fact that he had voted against the repeal of
the arms embargo, against the repeal of the
Neutrality Law and against the original Lend-
Lease Act. He classed all of these measures sing
ly and collectively, as 'steps which led us direct
ly into the war in which we are now participat
All of which, of course, is equivalent to saying
that the President and Congress forced the Unit
ed States into this war.
All intelligent people know that but for the
help of the United States through Lend-Lease,
that England would today be under a puppet
government named by Hitler, as in France, and
that Russia would have long since been crushed
and that today this government converged upon
by the bloodthirsty Axis would be in the midst
of a hopeless peril.
All intelligent people are aware that Burton
Wheeler, Gerald Nye, Ham Fish, Bob Reynolds
and a few others of that ilk are in a great meas
ure responsible for the unpreparedness of this
nation by their course of hindrance and obstruc
tion in Congress.
Therefore these men cannot escape the odium
that rests on those who are in fact enemies of
their own country.
We believe it will be the duty as well as the
pleasure of Democrats of North Carolina to see
that if Mr. Reynolds returns to Washington next
year it will be as the husband of his beautiful
and rich wife and the son-in-law of the Hope
Diamond—not as a Senator from North Carolina.
SIGNAL HONOR TO STOKES
Stokes county was signally honored when the
General Assembly of North Carolina named
Miss Grace Taylor of Danbury to a place on the
Board of Trustees of the State's great Univer
Miss Taylor received the second highest vote
out of 52 names placed before the Assembly.
At the same time the Board of University trus
tees is to be congratulated on the acquisition to
its functions and deliberations of one of the
State's finest young women with her fresh out
Miss Grace, an offspring of one of our county's
oldest and most honored families, with a charm
ing personality and an unusual cultural back
ground picturesque with tradition and prestige,
will prove a valuable addition to one of the
State's most vital agencies.
We thank the legislature and felicitate the
To taste the luscious hollyberries and to scin
tillate the soft sunshine of the sweet south, Mad
amoiselle Robin-redbreast has arrived.
The beauteous visitor with the scent of the
magnolia on her flashing wing, is welcome. May
she chase away the cold swishing winds and rain
and usher in the honeysuckle and the daffodils.
Danbury, N. C., Thursday, March 18, 1943
WHAT THEY ARE DOING IN CONGRESS
Congress now never loses an opportunity to
hamstring "Dictator" Roosevelt.
The other day the President asked Congress to
include in the new tax bill a requirement that no
person's salary in these solemn and sacritfcial
|times nJiould be over $25,000.
Congress with its bloc of Republicans and
j"hater" Democrats promptly and effectively
.-mashed the suggestion of the "Dictator."
As a result many thousands of men and women
jin the lower brackets —that is, common folk like
you and I—will have to pay much heavier in-
Icome taxes in order that the intrenched privileg
!ed may have their stiff emolument.
I The day has passed when the "Dictator" can
j again influence the passing of laws such as to-
Insure the people's money in the banks;
i Pay the farmers more for their cotton and to
bacco; m ¥
Pay the old people pensions when they get too
old to work;
Provfde jobs for men and women who other
wise might starve or freeze or form the nucleus
of a revolution;
Squeeze the unholy water out of crooked stocks;
Build an army and navy and air force to pro
tect the nation from the bandits of Europ'e and
/ p, .
And many other saving things.
The slogan in Congress is no longer "Beat the
Axis," but "Beat Roosevelt."
THE FUTURE OF TOBACCO
Unquestionably tobacco will bring fancy prices
next fall. By all the uneering signs of supply and
demand this is so, and those who have the weed
10 sell will get long money.
But if money will not buy food, where will you
be at ?
America has never seen the day when food
will be so precious as in the days ahead of us, un
less immediately after the Civil War when the
farmers had no seed, fertilizer or plow stock.
Get in the boat for Victory Gardens and Vic
tory Fields. '
STOKES BOYS DISTINGUISH THEMSELVES
Already Stokes county boys are reflecting
glory on themselves and honor to their county in
the war. , j
Since last week news has come of the brilliant j
exploits of a Walnut Cove and a King boy—
Capt. Joe Helsabeck in Africa and Corporal'
Charles Loyd Wolf at Guadalcanal.
May the God of Battles protect and shield our
brave young men who are making the sacrifice
Their imperishable deeds are the admiration
of everybody. . , . _
MORE LIGHT FOR THE UNION 1
| The Forsyth county Union Republican which"
'■suffers with a perpetual political bellyache, is
somewhat exorcised by finding- out what the
matter is with Stokes County.
But the Republican's diagnosis of our ills is en
tirely different from that which it broadcast so
vociferously before the late meeting of the Stat -
;3oard of Elections at Raleigh, showing that doc
tors are sometimes mistaken.
1 The matter with Stoke- is now not politics at
all, it appears, hut ecclesiastical, which i- a laci'"
; admission by the Republican thai it was wrong 1
j So the Forsyth paper proceeds to lecture us
:strictly on our large non-church population.
! Again, the Republican like so many of us who
i render our verdicts without having all the evi
dence in hand, may be able to revise its castiga
tions by additional evidence which we are pleas
ed to append, which it appears was somehow
omitted in the original classification of the faith
The corrected table follows:
CRISIS IN PAPER
The government's rationing of white print
paper, and its drastic rulings in regard to the ad-,
mission of newspaper mailing, will force many
newspapers out of business as well as cause them
to adopt new policies toward their subscribers.
The Reporter expects to stay in the fight, but is
compelled to make some radical changes in re
gard to subscriptions.
THE FOURTH TERM
In spite of the bloc of "haters," in spite of the
opposition of most all the big newspapers and
the antagonism of large interests the people
will draft the President for a Fourth Term.
This is the opinion of more and more people.
The latest is Senator Mead of New York ex
pressed in the following dispatch:
"Syracuse, N. Y.—Sen. James M. Mead (D-NY)
predicted in an interview today that President
Roosevelt will be drafted and elected to a fourth
term "to serve for the duration of the war and
the securement of the peace."
"There is neither rule nor law against it," Mead
said and in my opinion the present Roosevelt
will be drafted to serve for the duration of the
war and the securement of the peace. -
"He is our best asset and democracy's most
powerful advocate. We need every ounce of our
strength. He represents such a preponderant de
gree of effectiveness that we cannot spare his
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