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THE DANBURY REPORTER
STOKES AND WAR BONDS
Last night at Lawsonville more thai\ $lO,OOO in
war bonds were bought by citizens of Peter's
\ Creek township within a few hours.
At Sandy Ridge Tuesday night an equal or
greater amount was subscribed by Snow Creek
Chairman of the County Gibson says Stokes
will reach her quota which is about $87,000, eas
Quotas we believe are reckonechm the basis of
population and bank deposits. Stokes has a
comparatively small population, while the coun
ty has only one bank. Thus our allocation is
light as compared with many of the counties,
cities and towns.
For instance, Montgomery county, Va., has a
population of a little over 20,000, while the popu
lation of Stok?s '*s above 22,000. Yet Montgom
ery is charged with raising more than 12 times
as much in bond money as we are. And Mont
gomery is largely an agricultural county, like
Stokes. Montgomery has several banks.
On account of our limited banking facilities a
very large amount of Stokes county money is on
deposit in adjoining county banks.
It is a seriously regrettable fact, moreover,
that there are numbers of affluent Stokes citi
zens who have invested little or no money in war
bonds, and some of theseVitizens are prominent.
Such attitude betrays not only a lack of pa
triotism,'but bad business foresight.
All the leading financial authorities will tell
you that U. S. bonds are the best and safest in
vestment in the world today.
DING-DONGING THE DRAFT DODGER
In addition to the six million young husbands
who have been exempted from army service,
Senator J. W. Bailey says there are 300,000 white
collar men of draft age holding comfortable
stiff-salaried government jobs, who ought to be
drafted, and whose places as government em
ployes could very well or better be filled by old
er men or by women.
Is it so that these positions of ease and emolu
ment are being enjoyed, while the millions of
poorer boys from farm and factory are working
and dying in the ranks at $5O or $6O a month 9
A strong sentiment is rising in the country
. that the selective service management at Wash
ington is not doing the fair thing toward the
boys who are making the great sacrifice.
There should be no partiality or respect of per
sons shown in the war's management,
jThe army, navy and air forces are calling for
more and more men to build our power to its re
There are countless thousands of young men
who have been rejected by the army for technical
reasons —some of them very trivial—who could
certainly fill jobs in production to release young
men in factories who are amply qualified for
Parade Of Events
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CLOSING IN FOR THE KILL
The American Fifth army is thundering at the
gates of Naples, Italy's second largest city. The
Germans are evacuating, burning and looting as
they retreat doggedly, toward the north.
Parallel, the British Eighth has captured the
Foggia air fields, about 12 in number, to gain
bases from which the air forces will blast new
targets in the Balkans and in eastern Germany.
In Africa, Sicily and the middle east several
more American, British and French armies are
poised for the great offensive soon to start.
The Russians are relentlessly pounding the
Huns back across the great Dnieper river.
The u-boat has been well-nigh conquered.
The allies control the air, and their planes
daily increase in numbers and power.
In the Pacific McArthur's forces are steadily
and surely pressing on toward the Philippines,
! News from all fronts is good.
GIVE US A FOREIGN POLICY
We wish that President Roosevelt and his ad
visers, and Secretary of State Cordell Hull, and
other of our leaders of government, in their un
fortunate benig'htedness and obfuscating nb
tusement, would avail themselves of the expert
advice of Walter Lippman, Dorothy Thompson
and Clara Booth Luce in the oi establish
ing some kind of foreign policy.
It is assumed that this brilliant trio of commen
tators and politicians would be generous
enough to share their wisdom with the govern
ment in these parlous times.
Here we are fighting the world's greatest war
without knowing what it's all about, and with no
ideas or plans for peace when victory comes, OJ
what treatment we will accord either our al'lie.-
or our enemies when it's all over.
If those in power and authority are so dense,
I happily the swivel chair statesmen and states-
I women theorists can supply the needed enlight
IS "YANK" APROPOS?
The Civil war is now only a troubled dream of
three-quarters of a century in the dead past.
Its memory is bitter, but it is sweet in the hearts
of those who are descendants of the brave men
who gave their lives for a cause which they
The South took its blood bath, shivered, reeled,
lived through it and came back. It rose in its im
perishable glory to a greater destiny. Its record
|of suffering and fortitude and bravery will be
I revered as long as valor and chivalry are honor
jod on earth.
The nation is now and forever will be one and
jindissouable, and no part of its citizenry is more
loyal than the South.
From the great oceans on the cast and the west,
from the Lake- to the Gulf «»f Mexico, the sons of
America are fighting shoulder to shoulder and
[heart to heart as brothers in the defense of our
great country, it* liberty and our homes.
Yet and still whv should the general appella
tion of "Yanks" be applied to all the boys who
This name is? not calculated to create enthusiasm
in the hearts of men whose ancestors used this
The South is loyal, brave and 100 per cent, true
and patriotic, but would not some other name be
pleasanter and more apropos all around?
SHIPS COME HOME
As the gold tide laps, the ships come in freight
ed with prosperity.
j One market Wednesday averaged $44.12. All
Ihe markets are in the 40's. Mementos of 1919-20.
And the sunburned physiognomies of the far
mers radiate the smile that won't come oft*.
We are all happy with the farmers. They are
said to be God's chosen people, but they have not.
j been the chosen people all along in the past
ain't it so?
I Many the blue year when tobacco would not
pay its cost of production. And the farmer then
was the forgotten man-
Now that he comes into his inheritance, let us
all dance with him.
Stokes county has not only a good crop of to
bacco. There is corn, sweet potatoes and dried
heans, thousands of stacks of sweet hay and oth
er forage, fat porkers in the pen, and canned
vegetables till you can't rest.
SAVED BY THE DNIEPER
But the salvation is apparently only tempora
ry, and if and when the Russians cross tin • eat
river, the race will go on—on-—to German...
The greatest retreat in history is the rush of
the Huns to save their skins, across the Dnieper.
Unnumbered thousands of them were slaugh
tered in the crossing and the stream was report
ed clogged witr 11 a-" corpses.
\ Soviets are now wif u\, a little more than
|.i ! Vu.dred miles of Rumaira and the Polish bcr
But for the benefits of modern transportation,
Hitler's retreat would be far move disastrous
than Napoleon's was.
And Hitler's doom is closer than was the Em
peror's when he left Moscow.
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