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THE DANBURY REPORTED Established 1872 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 business. 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 won. 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 at him. 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 Roosevelt? 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 show-down comes? W r e shall have to wait and see. | Volume 72 Editorial Comment 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 miss him. 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 World Kin 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. PUBLISHED TIILRSOAYS 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 long. 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 pleting. 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 fort*. 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 war effort. 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.