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THE DANBURY REPORTER
i WHEN THE BOYS COME BACK WHERE
WILL THE SLACKER STAND?
J Some day the boys are coming back.
Some day you will hear the crash of the bands
1 playing the national anthem, and the Iramp—
the victors coming home.
Not all will come back—some will have made
the supreme sacrifice. Some will be sleeping the
long sleep on a foreign shore.
Have you made any sacrifice—have you bought
bonds to furnish these boys with planes, tanks,
guns and food that they might be armed to light
and save this free country for YOU ?
There are people who have not yet learned that
we are at war —a war to permit us to live in
peace and security, us and our children and our
These people think they may go on as always,
making money, laying away their substance for
* their own selfish uses.
, These boys are offering their LIVES. Are you
LENDING your money to help them win this
war for YOU ?
Dreadful will be the day when the boys come
home, for the SLACKER.
The man who does not do all in his power to
help these boys win this war is a SLACKER.
When the boys come home can you look them
in the face and say I helped all I could?
Or will you hang your head and slip away when
the bands are playing and the boys are tramp
ing—tramping—back home again?
Gloomy and fearful will be the day for you
when the boys point their finger at you and yell
ARE WAR BONDS SAFE?
We have heard of a fellow who was afraid to
invest much in war bonds, for fear they might
depreciate in value and cause loss to the pur
Any school child should know that a U. S. gov
ernment bond and a bill of currency stand ex
actly on the same footing, except that the bond
bears interest while the bill of money does not.
Each one is just as safe as the other, as each
is only a promise of the government to pay.
When the bond becomes unsafe or depreciates
in value, so will your bill of money also.
The truth is that the U. S. bond which you are
urged to buy now to help pay the expense of the
war, is the best and safest security in the world.
No other obligation of any country is backed by
such power and property.
It is the duty of every good citizen to buy not
a few bopds, but buy ALL YOU CAN.
If you need you can exchange them for
'icash at any bank, or you can borrow on them as
gilt edge collateral—best to be had.
Go your limit—buy ALL you can, and know
Vthat you are doing your part to help the boys
win this war for us and our children and our
If our boys GIVE THEIR LIVES, you should
Jje willing to LEND YOUR MONEY. A
D»nbw?y, N. C., Thursday, April 29, 1943 * * *
HAS HITLER CRACKED ?
Some months ago this newspaper issued this
Hitler will crack by Easter, 1943.
How far have we missed it?
The fighting goes on, just like it did the day be
fore Ludendorf and Hindenburg called for the
armistice in October, 1918.
Germany in April, 1941, started out to crush
Russia in six weeks. After two years and the
loss of more than 2i)00,000 men, Hitler still has
not conquered Russia, nor advanced a foot fur
ther, while din divisions are reeling under the
I ;t?adv blows of the ever-growing nower of Stalin.
In Africa, Rommel I has been driven almost to
breeches of Tunis, while the British, Americans
and French, with preeminent manpower and
complete mastery of the air, are poising for the
wing that will drive the Huns into the Medit
The Swedish magazine, Vecko-Journalen, a
neutral, says: "The German people aren't feel
ing the spring, since they no longer have any
hope," and adds : "The greatest joke going now
is what a Berliner said: 'We will win."
Edward Benes, exiled president of the govern
ment of Czechoslovakia, and who the Associ
ated Press says is one of the best informed
statesmen of Europe, broadcast last week:
He declared German satellite states already
were trying to slip out of the war.
"In a few weeks, the last German and Italian
soldiers will be thrown out of Tunisia and a vast
assault on Italy will begin," Benes said. "You
must expect an assault on the continent in the
whole Mediterranean area, in the north and in
the west. You must expect a vast new Russian
assault and a new and even fiercer bombing of
Germany and new and surprising political
"Hungary is seeking to make contact with the
Allies by all means and is desiring to betray
"Bulgaria awaits in vain a chance to change
"Finland is not ceasing to send messages to
the Allies, saying she is ready to stop the war at
"Antonescu's Rumania i 6 gambling with
everything she has and probably will be the first
to slip away from the Axis.
"In Italy the last government change was caus
ed by the fact that a plot was discovered which
aimed at getting Italy out of the hands of the
Germans at an appropriate moment."
In the meantime a $l3 billion dollar war fund
is finishing. While the great American factories
are now turning out 7,000 planes a month, twice
as many as Germany, Italy and Japan can build,
and high gear not nearly reached yet.
Remember that in March, 1918, when the Hun
armies made that terrible drive for the channel,
destroying the British third army, and all the
world was trembling—the crack was on then,
but the world didn't know it.
Six months later the Kaiser surrendered.
Has not Hitler cracked? • |
THE MOUNTAINS VERSUS VITAMINS ?
Of all places on earth the manifestations of
spring- are nowhere so alluring- as up and down
Indian creek close by where the Cascade sifts its
cold spray over the fern and through the ivies.
The budding rhododendron sticks out through
rifts of frowning cliffs, and sprucepines with in
verted branches swing over the abysses.
You have sauntered in artificial gardens whera
gorgeous foliage blooms and fountians play, or
walked through charming landscapes man-made.
But have you ever smelt the delightful pungent
odor of pristine wildness, strange odors from
;strange plants, the cool breath, >.' tangled thick-
Ms where snug eaves are hidden.
ilave you stood and listened to the crooning
.vater as it swisiiecl tlir»ugii the mouses and tret
ited the roots oi -.he wild cucumber tree, and
|waded with your tired feet on the solid rock
Bet you haven't. Try these things. They will
beat vitamins to death.
RESPECTIVELY, GUBERNATORIAL AND
In spite of the pall of war, North Carolina pol
itics is picking up.
Judge Warlick, much loved in Stokes and who
by the way speaks at the Walnut Cove school
Friday night, has declined to run for Governor
and leaves the field to Cherry and Mac Donald,
who have announced their respective candi
In the Senate race to beat Bob Reynolds, Max
Gardner says his doctors advise him not to tackle
it. But Max's brother-in-law ex-Governor Clyde
Hoey steps into the breach and says: "I will run."
About three-fourths of the entrants in these
two big contests coming are seasoned veterans
of other battles who know how to give and take
with that elan and gusto which delighteth the
heart of him who said: »
"It's not by principles or men
My onward course is steadied—
I scents what pays the best
And goes at it baldheadied."
NORTH CAROLINA'S GREAT GOVERNOR
The Reporter has received from the Governor's
office at Raleigh, and read with much pleasure
and illumination, a copy of an address delivered
by Governor Broughton at the recent Gover
nor's Conference at Atlanta.
The subject was "The State's Responsibilities
—Now and After the War."
The theme of the discussion embraced the dan
gers of a steadily expanding centralized govern
ment, State's rights, the need of fairer freight
rates for the South, etc.
There were a number of other Southern gov
ernors on the program, but from newspaper re
ports and from our individual opinion, the North
Carolina executive stood head and shoulders
above all others both in his breadth of concep
tion of our situation and need, and his matchless
The mimeographed record of this speech furn
ishes one the greatest State papers in the history
, mo ™ealth and indicates beyond
doubt that Broughton is one of our really great
* * * Number 3,704.