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. THE DANBURY REPORTER
Dewey Is Nominated
The day before the nomination came to
Mr. Dewey, the Associated Press gave it
out that despite the certainty of his nom
ination he had not yet been consulted
about, oi' had any official voice in the
drafting of the platform. . - .. , .
This makes it entirely clear, as
it had been practically clear all the time,
why Mr. Dewey would never admit that
he was a candidate. He knew and his
backers knew that if he ever admitted
it, he would be called upon to tell what;
he stood for. As he stood for nothing
and was asking for nothing, he was ex
cused for being unoandid.
Thi* policy of our Republican friends
is neither surprising or unprecedented.
The forces who draft Deweys first fix
their personnel, and write platforms la
ter. The chosen is then handed his
schedule. He is supposed to sail under
sealed orders, like Harding, Cooledge
and Hoover sailed. The barons of privi
lege, the intrenched powerful, know
what they want. It will please them to
divulge at later dates.
Governor Warren in his great speech
of Monday night said: "Certainly we
are not here to look for a road back to
some status quo."
Does this imply that the dismal high
ways of the early Thirties are tabooed
and will not be trekked again, and does
it not indicate on the part of the "incom
ing regime" a secret hankering after an
even broader thoroughfare than that
which the country has been enjoying un
der the hated New Deal?
"We know what it is that makes jobs
and opportunity," he continued. "We
want money making jobs in private in
dustry and not government-made jobs."
Did the Governor mean that even the
jobs that have to be created by the gov
ernment to keep people from starving
are not better than no jobs at all?
After his address the Californian was
offered second place on the ticket.
Because he said "No, thank you," are
we to believe that he had little faith in
his own optimistic remarks?
Because the Candidate is supposed to
use the blueprint provided for him by
his masters, and like it, is probably why
that able liberal Wendell Willkie never
had a chance to be nominated. Willkie
had frankly stated his platform to the
Miss Dorothy Thompson says "every
one knew that Wendell would attempt
to reform the Republican party along
more progressive lines in domestic pol
icy and to lead it to a world view rather
than an isolationist one.''
Wendell was promptly thrown over
The Point of View
Danbury, N. C., Thursday, June 29, 1944.
s Bond Drive Progresses Slowly But
The bond sale drive in Stokes is pro
gressing slowly but steadily.
Some of the townships are doing fine,
it is reported, especially Sauratown and
Big Creek. In some of the other town
ships it's rather slow, but awakening.
Let us all remember that the money
from the sale of war bonds is to arm and
equip and clothe and feed the boys who
are fighting our battle for the safety of
our homes and for our liberties. Many
of them are being maimed for life, and
some are giving their lives.
We must not be satisfied to sit back
and think we can take it easy and make
money while our boys are making the
supreme sacrifice for us. If you have a
boy in far off overseas who hears from
home that you have not backed him up
by LENDING the government the money
to fight with, while he is GIVING his
life, you will feel bad.
There is an underground effort against
the success of the bond drive. It has op
erated in all the drives. It is as futile a
it is vicious. The great body of the peo
ple are patriotic and will do all they can
to back up our splendid armies in the
drive to victory.
These must buy more and yet more.
And when victory comes they will be
glad of their effort. And besides they
will have saved and invested in the
safest security in the world today.
Buy more bonds than ever before.
America will not be sold down the river.
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readers, we have adopted the cash in-ad
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two. Bat it is the modern and business
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tions are expiring all the time ,and those
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Tobacco Markets Open Karlier '"■>
The tobacco markets of this Licit will
open this year on September IS, a little
earlier than li st year. Th ; > vyill no doubt
be pleasing* to many farmer? and dis
pleasing" to others. Fast workers like
Alex Rodgers will be ready for the first
sale. Others, slower, like Jess Rhodes,
will not have any offerings before the
last week of the selling season
It used to be that the markets would
open about October In, and close in June.
Mr. T. J. Davis always* sold the bulk of
his crop in June, and he would get a
good price for it, too.
Times have changed. Now instead of
stretching the sales over some eight or
nine months, the farmers will sell the
bulk of the crop by October 15, be done
sowing wheat and fixing to kill hogs by
the time they used to begin stripping
From indications now, the crop will be
sorry owing to the bad stand due to
drouth, etc. But if it begins rain
ing soon, you will note a vast difference,
as the farmers say there is a "big come
out in tobacco," and you may see an ex
cellent crop. But it is bound to be. short
owing to the scarcity of manpower.
There are strong indications that the
ceiling will be raised some.
Opening of the Park
It will be rood news to everybody that
Hanging Hock Park is to be opened at
hist, and that the official date is next
Tuesday, July 1-
Hanging Ruck is said to be the tavo
rite park with the authorities. Theie
can certainly be none more convenient
to the greatest centers of population in
the State. There is none with :-eenery
more beautiful. A lady from lexas vis
ited Hanging Rock a few days ago. She
remarked that she had never looked on
more beautiful scenery. ... ...
So we congratulate those who have
built thi> resort, our own people, the pro
gressive and wide-awake Winston-Sal
cm citizens who have been behind it, and
the government and State authorities.
It is already a million-dollar proposi
tion. It's only at its beginning. When
the war is over big things are contem
plated for one of the most charming
spots in our; great State.
\f \ Room For the Elephant " J
'Here is one on the Democr-.tr. to good
net to tell:
At the Chicago convention a Democra
tic visiting Senator asked a Repub
How you fellows expect to get your
Elephant into Washington, crowded as
"Oh, we'll run the jackasses out."