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THE DANBURY REPORTER
DANBURY REPORTER TO ADVANCE
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE DEC. 1.
Owing" to the high price and scarcity of news
print paper, shortage of labor and heavy in
crease in the cost of production, thousands of
newspapers in the United States have either sus
pended publication or been compelled to advance
the prices of subscriptions and advertising.
The Danbury Reporter is a country county sent
weekly newspaper which has been published ev
ery week fo»* more than 71 years. It docs not
want to quit the game, so the publishers have de
cided to «*tay in tho fig-lit.
But in order that wo may continue publication
we are compelled to raise our subscription price
to $2.00 a year. This price will take effect with
every subscription after December 1, 1943, ex
cept those that are either paid in advance now
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Many weekly newspapers throughout the na
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After Dec. 1, 1943, all subscriptions erv our
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JJntil December 1,1943, subscribers, either new
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HEROES OF THE AIR, WATER AND LAND
Surry and Stokes, sister counties, loving com
monwealth pals, are each distinguished for their
heroes of the air.
Surry has her brilliant and intrepid Major
Hanes, the son of ex-Sherirf and Mrs. Hanes of
Mount Airy. Stokes has its gallant and brave
youhg Captain Joe Helsabeck, son of Dr. and
Mrs. C. J. Helsabeck of Walnut Cove.
Major Hanes has recently been on a visit to
his o!:l home town and county. Enmasse the
fc A iCS welcome and idolize him.
iiiis week Stokes county is at the feet of Capt.
Helsabeck. We are all delighted and proud.
We are all nevertheless full of admiration and
honor for others of the air, now coming on with
iheir training, and for the many gallant and val-
Parade Of Events
Danbury, N. C., Thursday, Oct. 21, 1943 * * *
j In beginning hi- second campaign for Presi
dent, Mr. Wendell Willkie announces that lie has
dedicated himself to ousting Roosevelt from the
White House in 1944.
We do not know whether or not Mr. Roosevelt
will choose to remain in the White House for an
other tH-m after this. Nobody knows. The Pres
ident' isn't doing much talking.
If lie runs a'-.'ain it would 1 «• a terrible national
calamity at least tro.-e wh ...it!lis seat say so.
' But wc are betting that i ' • s IOUM decide to
remain for another term, it wiil bo Quite a siza
ble job to oust him.
Before Mr. Wiilkie can i • come eligible for
isuch a nr.-mumentvi] task he : .vst first oVain th
consent of the Republican r •ty in due and iov
And that may present some formidable obsta
cles, one of which is that many Republicans be
jlieve Mr. Willkie is really a Democrat at heart.
! Regular Republicans do not relish the idea of
voting for a Democrat or one who tries to smell
Another handicap Wendell must overcome is
the idea in the minds of many people that he is
the prince of political flatterers. A great poli
tician should refrain from flattery.
Somebody has written that imitation is the sin
cerest form of flattery in the world. This being
so, Wendell must plead guilty, as his platform is
(in the last analysis) a copy of what Roosevelt
has been standing for.
Thus how shall he escape the odium of sincere
Of course Mi*. Willkie's outstanding bid is his
pronounced anti-isolationism. But this plank is
a counterpart of Roosevelt's. And is in contra
distinction to the ideas and sentiments of the
j party whose favor he must win and which he
'courts so assiduously.
\ The record of Johnson. Taft, Nye, Vandenburg.
Lodge, Martin and practically all leaders of the
Republican party is one of national aloofness —
a stay-at-home policy—let the world go by, go
hang—we will manage our own affairs. Let us
beware of these furreign entanglements which
might get us into war.
They beat President Wilson with it. They
elected Harding with it. They sank a great navy
with it. They almost fatally hamstrung our na
tional preparedness with it.
Watch out, Mr. Willkie!
orous boys of Stokes in the navy and army in all
parts of the earth.
Blest be the fire that burns in our hearts for;
these noble & splendid young men wl* •\e offer
ing themselves, their future, their liv - •, mat oar
grand and beautiful country may live on in thf
way it has lived—in sweet peace and liberty.
And should not these considerations lead us to
buy bonds and yet more bonds, which is our duty
as well as pleasure and privilege?
• A burnt child dreads the fire.
1 A friend whcm we oneo tru.-Ud. ui\c ?•;! !e n
down, may be taken buck to our bosom but ov*
or we can't suppKss the reeling >y and
In t.'te rrst World War. bet' !\ tngauiim in tho
cataclysmic m !v\ o j ii*•?*.- iln.viand, France
'and fii'i-sla a...': ••-. d i;. *• -mi• -•; friii'
,Gtinianv. each sivr.a'.ur; i-;.Mai.-in.ii to i ■ !• no
Scparat. p; ace with tie fo« t»i wiih .. • n
sert or all.
Later Russia violated ). ;• -• red agi• • nienf,
I (town and 'eft l " i; ']::: ■ r:.-i ■' 'n . •••.
It was only that America could come in to lil'
va gap, that the Kaiser was defeated.
Two million I'• J". douglib. y.-, t • A e.r v.kh our
masterful resouro of food and production,
turned the scale and saved humanity. Other
wise today the free peoples of the world would
be in slavery. Germany's designs tlien wei
'Germany's designs today. She can thank the U.
S. divisions under Pershing for her discomfiture.
Now there is a confab at Moscow—one of the
most momentous of history. The United States
Secretary of State Cordell Hull, England's Wai
(Minister Anthony Eden and high Russian auth
orities are in close conference, but this is only the
I precursor of the greater meeting soon to come
j between President Roosevelt, Prime Minister
Churchill and Dictator Joseph Stalin.
One wonders what the pith of these profound
Probably in weeks the German will be driven
'from Russia. Will Stalin then quit and arrange
a peace with the Fuehrer? \\ ill Russia continue
the fight, invading Germany, and join the march
.to Berlin? Will Russia grant us air bases to
blast the Japs? Will the Soviet then declare
'war on Japan, its old-time enemy, and help
lAmerica and England to smash the brutal war
lords of Nippon? Will Russia demand the lag
j emony of the Balkans, and will she hold the half
of Poland gained in the division of that unhappy
country when she and Germany established
| '.heir "understanding" of early 191 i ?
Heavy and grave problems mast be solved
soon between the allies.
TOBACCO DO , N
Tobacco prices have taken a tumble during the
last few days. Prices off several dollars in the
j..,i v ' . ncipally on common grades. A ver
jages down or fK> whole to say 38. Farmers who
have alreadv sold more than two third - of the
crop, i t /.L ing, and holding back the bal
ance. Tobacco warehousemen talking about a
holiday to give demand its breath.
But the government report cf all the markets
of the old belt shows an average of 40 plus.