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THE DANBURY REPORTER
The Passing; Show of '43
WHAT TELL'S THE MATTER WITH
Russia is continually mouthing and sulking
about our not opening a second front in western
Europe, and throwing a million or two of our
l»oys into the battle against Germany in order to
release 50 or 100 of Hitler's divisions from the
The Russian government has given out the im
pression to the world that the United States and
England are guilty of a false friendship in let
ting Russia down.
Now wait a minute, Mr. Stalin, let's recall a
It isn't our fault that you have lost so many of
your brave men fighting Germany.
It was the Russian treaty with Germany that
started the German invasion of Poland and the
present war. It was the subsequent invasion of
Russia by Germany that brought Russia into the
When England was reeling and all the world
was gasping for the fate of Democracy did you
send men and munitions to England's help?
You did not, but you sat pretty.
You did not get into this war to save Democra -
cy. You got in it because you' were dragged in,
same as we were.
We are not fighting this war to save Russia any
more than you are fighting to save us. _ A! ,
We are both fighting to save our necks.
In the natural course of events you became our
ally and we yours.
We have sent billions of help to Russia in the
form of planes and tanks and a;l kinds of war
supplies and have sacrificed the lives of hundreds
of American seaman to get them there.
Our great and growing air forces have helped
blast down German cities and destroy German
production which otherwise would have been
used against Russia. We have transported
great armies now threatening the Germans on
tne western front and halted many thousands of
German soldiers who otherwise would be rein
forcing German divisions on the Russian front.
Thus much we are in accord with Russia.
We are not in accord to the degree that Russia
is giving us any help in our war against Japan.
We are not in accord to the extent that Russia
would permit American planes to use Russian
bases to bomb Rumanian oil fields, thereby cost
ing us the lives of 100 airmen.
The degree of accord is limited by Russia'r. rer
•Jormances, not by ours. We have gone ail the
•But when Russia suggested that we throw
away a million American lives to save a million
Russian lives, wp couldn't see it. Our military
men will invade Europe when and where, in their
judgment, the attack is justified. We will not
charge romantically across the channel waving
pennants like the knights of the middle ages
chasing the heathen Turks.
The United States and England are fighting a
global war on a dozen fronts. Russia is fighting
only in Russia and against a nation she outnum
bers'almost three to one.
WHEN RUSSIA OPENS A SECOND FRONT
FOR US AGAINST JAPAN she then has a right
to talk ahcv.t a S3cend front against Germany'
Danbury, N. C., Thursday, Sept. 9, 1943 * * *
Terrible things (for Germany and Japan) are
happening now on the war fronts.
Italy has surrendered unconditionally. The
British Bth army is moving up the peninsula, al
most unopposed. The American 7th army is
landing on the west coasts. Standing by in
North Africa and Sicily, are the American Ist
and sth armies, the British sth army, and the
French army (recently armed by the allies).
Further down the Mediterranean are the Brit
ish 9th and 10th armies. An army consists of
about 150,000 men. The French army in Africa
numbers 300,000. The above-mentioned forces
will number around 1,350,000 men.
: In England are large armies of British and
American troops—no one knows how many.
I The Italian fleet is now in control of the allies
The cities and production plants of Germany
are being pulverized day and night.
Russia has cleaned out the Germans from the
Donets Basin and is driving the Hitler forces
back to the Dneiper river with terrible losses in
men and supplies.
The allies have a vast superiority in the air and
on the water everywhere.
In the Pacific the forces of Gen. Mac Arthur
continuously defeat the Jap son land, sea and air.
With the Italian fleet now in the hands of the
British and Americans, large forces of these
navies can be released for service in the Pacific
which spells bad for the Japs, whose fleets have
already been battered to half its former strength
by the Americans.
The situation for the Axis is now conceded to be
I hopeless by all competent military authorities
I The case of Germany very closely resembles
that of the summer of lylS, preceding its col
'-apse three months later.
! ' tea?!®' ©• Washington
1 Ington took the oatff . .
as president, stands ~ " fJNfew'"'
I his statue on the steps /**/■'': \
j ' of the Sub-Tre.isury, sO I
i a monument to our farfS&S' Ifv 112* '■>
' fi=CalßeCUrity '
nowarese "' ng p r °p er |y
: ' ' r -j| Belgians to residents co»
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Haln Your«»H eating the fiscal affairs
rf .-. i! , of that troubled land.
Buy War Bonds
as a matter of reciprocity. In the meantime
we'll fight our own war for our own salvation.
This editorial is written in collaboration
with an article in the International Teamster,
hb is true and to the point.
TRUMPETS OF DOOM
THE ROCK OF AGES
The old-fashioned faith of the Christian read
ers of the Winston-Salem Journal has doubtless
been entirely destroyed by the conclusion reach
ed by one Mr. Nichols who in late issues of that
paper has let it be known to a startled world
that the doctrine of the immortality of the soul
h a myth, and that when we die we revert to that
•insensate nothingness from which we sprung,
just like all other animals do.
Mr. Nichols does not require copious and ex
haustive evidence to reach his decision on such
a stupendous question. He has read somewhere
that the vivisection of a monkey shows that its
brain is identical in its physical structure to that
of a human being.
The doctrine of the immortality of the soul is as
old as the time when the morning stars lirst sang
together. It is older than civilization. Prehis
toric man believed in a Supreme Being, and that
somewhere we lived again after death,
i The greatest of modern scientists believe in a
Supreme Intelligence, which may be called Na
ture, or God. The author of the Origin ol' Species
i believed in God, and spent a lifetime studying
;iie miracle of creation. He established the
monkey hypothesis, but before his death he ad
mitted that the theory of evolution admitted of
doubt, and he wrote Asa Gray:
"I feel most deeply that this whole question of
Creation is too profound for the human intellect.
A dog might as well speculate on the mind of
Newton. Let each man hope and believe what
Evolution is now widely accepted but even the
most advanced scientists do not dispute the fact
that whereas man may have evolved from lower
types of life, that does not necessarily preclude
the immortality of his soul. Only the apes of
Darwin accept the theory in toto without furth
There are many tilings in Ileaven and earth,
perhaps yet undreamed ol' in our philosophies,
| ind science has much to find out yet. its great
est discovery— radioactivity—is a thing 01 quite
recent years. If science is not able yel to His-
between man and lnonky, maybe God
can. But to those who are so hasty as to admit
their grandfathers were chimpanzees, far be it
ifrom the Church and the Christian people to de
j rrive them of the honor.
That part of the Bible which science admit-; is
historically authentic, declares that there is a
God and that HP created man with a living soul
j which is immortal. Thus is forged Ihe chain of
| evidence, which cannot he broken.
: \ oltaire and aiter him Rousseau and after him
' orn Paine inuLrU-ok to d ,-IM.V men'-- lai- h in
; the Bible.
Later Darwin came ut with hi m nkey theo
ries (which the exorcised J • ■..! e rresp ndent
has evidently lately read). • number of leaser
lights later dis- Darwin doctrine,
among them Spencer and liuxley, and the news
ui if ted across ti* Atlantic to encoil Bob Inger
soll and Elbert Hubbard.
These critics are dead new and forgotten, but
the Bible lives on in its beauty and strength and
ort anc * truth, standing as the immovable
Kock of Ages, unshaken by the waves ef slander
and unbelief which dash themselves into foam
and spray at its base.
Today the Bible is the most widelv read and cir
culated book in the world, and recently on ac
count of shortages of paper and scarce labor, it
had to be rationed.
* * * Number 3,718.