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THE DANBURY REPORTER
The March Of Events
A SENATOR NOT WITHOUT HONOR IN THE
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In the great New York Hearst newspaper-New
York Journal American—Senator Bob Reynolds
of North Carolina gets a page boost.
The Hearst newspapers are all bitter Roose
velt haters, English haters and disparagers of
the war effort and everything the administra
Birds of a feather always flock together.
Senator Reynolds, who paid a pleasurable visit
to Hitler and was decorated by the Fuehrer as
one really good American—who came back home
to say there would be no war—to vote against
lend lease without which America would today
be fighting the Hun at our own doors; who voted
against fortifying Guam now so tragically need
ed; voted against a large air fleet, voted against
arming our merchant vessels; and who since
Pearl Harbor, in company with the malicious
Nye, allowed the influence of his office in Wash
ington to sponsor German propaganda;—
This, Our Bob, though, in the words of the
blatant red sheet of New York, is a "Senate Mili
tary Chief Loved For the Enemies He Has Made."
Who loves Bob because he has made political
enemies by compromising our national safety?
TEACHING LANGUAGES IN THETPUBLIC
Some of the newspapers in the State are dis
cussing the need of more language teaching in
the public schools.
It might be inferred that the new-coming ninth
month will be stepped up to stress more Latin
and Greek, if not German and Jap.
We would suggest that the new-coming 9th
grade be named the "Red Headed" grade, in
which the students in the Highs be diverted'back
fro first principles—say readin', ritin and 'rith
Very few of them have more than a passing
acquaintance with these very practical branches
of learning— especially arithmetic.
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A SWIG OF THE SWARRIES J
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When the days burn and the nights swelter,
you should hie away to the Danbury mountain
coves and coppices to find peace and comfort and
Sleep is nature's recompense for all our ills, the
chief of all the blessings accorded the race.
Sleep "knits up the ravelled sleeve of care," and
Out of the turmoil of work and worry, away
from the heat of the brick walls and baked pave
ments, escape to the quiet woods and waters.
The creek will croon for you its soothing lulla
by, the \vhipporwills will chant for you from the
bushes, and the heavy sweetness of the June
honeysuckle will enthrall your tired senses.
Stretch one leg at an angle of 45 degrees above
the other, inhale a breath from nooks where cas
cades tumble, and be enfolded in the cool em
brace of the night.
The friendly stars will watch over you and
When you wake the lark will be singing.
Danbury, N. C., Thursday, June 10, 1943. * * *
WAR AND ITS SACRIFICES-ARE WE ALL
DOING OUR PART?
The R. R. King home in Danbury is shattered.
Today the last boy leaves for the front.
Four fine boys is the tribute of the King fam
ily to the nation's armed forces.
The sacrifices of the struggle for that which is
dearer to us than life itself —the right to live in
peace and liberty—is now coming home to us
bitterer with every passing month.
With the last King boy went also the second
boy of the W. G. Petree family.
The King family is not the only family in
Stokes county that is giving up its youth and
strength to this fearful thing that is settling like
a pall over our fair land.
There are others, with tributes as much or less.
When we think of Mrs. Sullivan of California
who tendered five handsome sons, all of whom
met death at the same time, in the same swift
swoop of destiny, how we admire the mother who
said as she bought more war bonds, "This is all
I can do now. I do it gladly for my country."
And with what intense concern these heart
broken families must look around to see if other
people are also doing their bit, many of whom
maybe shield their boys through some pull or in
fluence, and who have not even BOUGHT
BONDS to furnish those boys with the weapons
A parent or friend who keeps the boy out of
the war who is physically qualified to fight for
his country, is doing that boy an irreparable
wrong, one that will dog his footsteps to the
Some day the boys are coming home again.
In that day of victory and celebration, .where
shall the slacker stand?
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Fifty years ago on the hills south of Danbury
more than 100 sheep grazed.
A stone wall, several miles in length, reaching
across the mountain, enclosed them.
The Federal and State agricultural depart
ments are urging the farmers to go into sheep
raising to a greater extent. Sheep is said to be
the most profitable form of live stock culture.
The meat is very healthful and wholesome, and
brings good prices on the market, while the wool
is always in demand with splendid returns.
The reason the Danbury sheep industry de
clined is said to have been due principally to the
ravages of dogs on the flock. Dogs are a menace
to sheep. Maybe this disadvantage could be ov
ercome by the shotgun method, which is known
to be very effective.
Another handicap in the old days was of course
a very cheap market.
In this time of intense effort for food, it would
doubtless pay some person of vigor and enter
prise to go into sheep raising in Stokes county.
The returns promise to be excellent.
IT IS COMING—WATCH OUT
On the northern shores of Africa, five allied
armies are crouching for the spring.
Soon across the Meditteranean these giant
hosts, amounting to a million men, will sweep by
water and air to strike—who knows where?
One of the five big forces is the American
Fifth Army, about 150,000 strong, armed
with the best weapons in the world—bombers,
In these ranks are many North Carolinians,
quite a number from Stoke.-*. Trey will do their
I full and noble part. May tli God of Matties be
with them in the baptism of lire approaching.
The prayers of many mother: sustain them, the
cause of right and justice animates them. They
will not fail.
LESSONS IN JOKE TELLING
Don't ever begin by saying "I was right well
tickled the other day when", etc.
That is if you want a good hearty laugh to fol
low. * .
The element of surprise is very essential in
making your story funny. If you begin by put
ting your hearers on notice that something very,
humorous is coming, you must have an incident
extraordinarily fine not to disappoint.
Avoid the weary anti-climax.
Many tales intended to evoke rib-splitting
shouts are really sad, like the funny papers you
read Sunday mornings.
CAN DR. M'DONALD BE DEFEATED
The year Nineteen Forty-four will witness an
other gubernatorial race that from signs now,
cropping out will be anything but dull.
The proposition uppermost in many minds is a
negative, but a powerful moving one:
Can Dr. Ralph McDonald be defeated again?
Four years ago the greatest fight ever made
on any candidate for Governor in North Caro
lina was waged against McDonald. He lost by
a majority that was not large.
Cherry is strong, with a fine background of
party service, and will possibly be backed by the
powers that be.
.But there is no bitter sales tax issue or charge
of non-residence against the Professor this time.
This man who survived in good humor—can he
hold his formidable following of 1940?
He has already pulled a fast one: Reduce the
big surplus in the State treasury by paying big
gei salaries to the teachers, the highway boys
and all small-pay State employes. He holds up
a record of fidelity to FDR and his administra
It is about 11 months till the primary but it
won't be 11 months before the gubernatorial
political cauldron will begin to sizz
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