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THE DANBURY REPORTED
Then What li Dewey Do?
As long as the Sphinx of Albany can
disimulate, he'll get by.
As long as he can make believe he is no
candidate for President, it's nobody's
It is an affair peculiarly his own, just
what he would be doing to win this war,
or how he would stand on the vast world
problems to come up when the war is
In the silence and mysticism of Mr.
Dewey there is smooth and sly method
No question but that he wants the
nomination. He wants it with a great
f id consuming want. Everybody with a
nattering of sense knows that.
He is afraid to announce himself a can
didate. That would mean he must put
his cards on the table.
That, he is determined not to do now.
It might defeat him. He recalls how a
certain great liberal was candid and
frank and what happened to him when
the Wisconsin isolationists got a crack
As long as the Governor of New York
?an preserve his fascinating indiffer
ence, he is safe for the nomination.
But the day is approaching when he
must lay aside his glittering generali
ties and let the world know his position.
The voters will want to know. And
Dewey must then speak out in meetin'.
Glittering generalities that may be con
strued both ways will then have to give
place to a plain statement of position.
No longer will his bark be drifting rud
derless down the River of the Roses.
And then where will Mr. Dewey stand?
He will be caught between two cataclys
mic forces popularly known as the devil
and the deep blue sea. He must move to
ward the one or be engulfed by the other.
Will he then take a position for home
front perfect defense, and collaboration
to make democracy and freedom safe —
along a path uiazed already by President
Or will he bow to the forces that cruci
fied Wendell Willkie, obeying Li.e be
hests of a vast clientele \v':ose vaaciiovi
ism and isolationism cc »i
ed the safety of the Iletvu ; i c —
A clientele who uL'. Aed their ivpre-t'i
tatives in the const * en tin-/ assas
sinated the lea aie oT v-tions, sark .
billion dollar fleet that would hnv k 1 1
off the travedv i r •»
again •: a ! .;«.i .• • ! ' • t. ; ;o 'in .
by sea. Mod v. i •" *,l r>" m- : • ti
fa.lgiiic; t')M wt.' ! •; abvt k'tui
lease wliich i : n:■« led !\i■ -ia lo hold luu-k
Hitler, and .England to nreserve her
tleet; voted against fortifying Guam;
voted against every measure advanced
.)y the Roosevelt administration to pro
tect the nation.
Which side will l)ewey take when the
W r e shall have to wait and see. |
Danbury, N. C., Thursday, April 20, 1944.
L. M. McKenzie
"Friend after friend departs who
hath not lost a friend?"
The other day we had a letter from our
old friend Luther M. McKenzie. Before
we could answer it he was dead. We had
not known he was sick.
We wish now we could answer his let
ter. If so, it would be bathed in our
tears. He was always our true friend.
Cordial and cherry, he always had a
hearty handshake, a pleasant word and
a smile. His heart was of gold. We shall
Like some of the others of us he had
felt the buffetings of fate and could take
it with a smile. He was one of those
who could "meet with Triumph and Dis
aster and treat those two imposters
just the same, or watch the things you
gave your life to, broken, and stoop to
build them up with worn-out tools."
May a tender and sympathetic heaven
soothe his tired spirt, and assuage the
anguish of those he left behind, leaving
them only the cherished memory of the
loved and lost.
He was a gentleman.
The Touch That Makes the Whole
That was a strange but beautiful
er service on the Cassino front, when
American army chaplains through loud
speakers asked for a cessation of fire
while the words were read:
"Christ died and rose for all men. For
Germans and Americans alike. There
iore I wish you, in the name of my sol
diers, a happy Easter."
The «T3nt t ;;rns became still as tha
message of hope for all men was read.
A hundred thousand m. n for a few mo
rn j;Vu> .v-'obi-hly reflccto i • n the insane
ncss ! • A\y
v :.ti a " ;iir-g eve** a-'}> ar but the di
vine spirit exeinpiitie; l « the broth -a*
hcod of man?
Slopping \ ell
A Danbury man say. ; !■■« has discover
ed a way to end the war quickly. He
would drop five bombs, one on President
Roosevelt, one on Churchill, the other
three on Stalin, Hitler and Tojo.
This might not stop the war, but it
would stop Roosevelt, and that would
please this fellow no doubt better than
stopping the war.
The Laughing Woods
The heydey of life is racing through
the veins of the denizens of hill and dale.
After the somber winter, once more
the trees are decking themselves in liv
ing green. Once more the miracle of
resurrection tells us there is no death,
nature sleeps but never dies. The stars
go down only to rise on another shore.
What a delight to see the awakening
through the carpeted aisles. The tall
poplar and the demure sweetgum; the
flaring sourwood and the flaming dog
wood; the maple, the ash and the beech.
And the birds come back —the feather
ed ambassadors from the deep south,
the robins; the thrush, the field lark, the
wren, the bluebird and the cardinal.
The aria of the mockingbird is heard
in the leafy branches. Doves coo at sun
rise and sunset.
Silver streamlets murmur and croon
through the mountain laurel. Fern fret
ted by the moving water, nods the day
Springtime is in the Swarries.
Give Us a Tobacco Break
On account of the manpower famine,
every day becoming more acute as more
and more boys leave for the armed serv
ices, it will be impossible to increase the
supply of leaf tobacco—now steadily de
With this regard some concessions of
account should be made by the govern
ment to the farmers.
There has been an increased acreage
allowance of 20 per cent. But this will
not help much, as there will not be labor
to take advantage of it.
Let us have a raise in the leaf ceiling'
price, and let the farmers of these belts
have a differential as compared with
loose bundle marketing down South.
The tobacco farmers—the old men, wo
men and cniidren—must be shown more
inducem-nt ;i they put out thur ef
OuK e there a • • . •
in 1- :.a».co v.v.t fall.
(' •: Vv tn, l.'i
Mis. Kenneth K. Byerly .p; IJall Is
WAC ch iirm n for t vmt v and .-he
invites you to join thi \Y \
Tlii i : s ai , i tractive I iivr fo v vain •
women wao want to do their part in e
All over the world the WACs p a a in
ning the admiration and respect o: the
armies and navies and air forces, and it
is good pay.
Write Mrs. Byerly today.
i jmber 3,747.