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. THE DANBURY REPOR3&R
Will Dewey Do?
In his speech of acceptance, Governor
Dewey was quite rough on President
Roosevelt. He denounced him for
"wrangling, bundling- and confusion."
He said the President is nothing: but a
"tired old man, who cannot be entrusted
with the task of securing peace after
the victory i.- won."
H • intimated that ho and his party
could have no a much, bettor war j'-b
than li' ii-' v it and his crowd of Xe.v
Hut r sti happens that the country has
the record on Governor Dewey, and lie
will have a hard time explaining a num
ber of things before the campaign is
over in November.
For instance: When President Roose
velt in 1940. seeing the danger threaten
ing America, called for an air force of
50,00() planes and an annual production
of 50,000 planes, Dewey said in a speech
at Dallas, Tex., May 27, 1940:
"What is the good of talking about 50, •
000 planes unless we knew what we are
talking about? To produce 50,000 planes
a year it will take a plant four and a
half times as large as our present plant,
including all plant capacity under con
struction. Experts estimate it would
take 4 1-2 years to accomplish tlii-*
Within o years after Dewey's spc.ch,
America was producing, under the ad
vice of Franklin Roosevelt, 100,009
planes a year, and four years after
Dewey's speech was building 9,000 a
This is a specimen of Roosevelt'.-
"bungling and confusion," and an ex
ample of Dewey's judgment and patrio
Who has been asleep, that "tired • '
man at Washington*' or the brig:!,
young Governor of New York who
thinks he could have done the war ,;•!.
Build a Road to the Park
It is a crying pity that beautiful Hang
ing Rock Park cannot be reached except
by traversing several miles of unim
proved and at some places ''an.::erou
Tin-re i a roral pile .if \ as pent cash ir.
tk c ' iei's "markel to'* r> ad-.
V iP.v million-- cr .lol'iai • icing idle,
it owing t' .'.'.ii' i eason-. "lis money t
aot be a-.ii tor constriction now, the
State highway authori:i- - -'auld certain
ly repair ar.d widen th ; >- road to Hang
ing R x.a: I'a /. w/eY-h will be used by
c : '*s- '."■. -and-; of onv people of
this -s-vt'op. of the State from now on.
The trail from the Camp up a mile or
less is positively vicious.
Nature has provided this mountain
rpot with wondrous beauty, and the
authorities have greatly further embel
lished it. The main (thing lacking
is a road that may be negotiated with
pleasure and safety.
Danbury, N. C.. Thur C ay, July '5. 1944.
The Fourth's Casualty List
Without anything but sympathy and
pity for the nearly 500 people of the
United States who died in the festivi
ties of the holiday just over, ir is passing
strange and worthy of comment how
many people are determined to get them
selves killed every Fourth of July.
Or' course the automobile ! in the
death 'ist. Many, many pe- j :!e starting
out for a good time, d" not. have enough
rens" [-• -Any alive till night. jhe ideal
gi i>u|) head-d >r the fune al pallors is
always the three barenead youths ri
ding on the front seat of a roadster. The
wise young guy at the wheel imagines in
his beer that he is an expert and cannot
go wrong. When you see an outfit like
this coming down the highway, do not be
traveling so fast that you cannot with
safety get out of the road and let him
have it. He is always headed for the
devil, and nothing will stop him. Then
there's the fellow who tries to beat the
approaching train at the crossing. And
the idiot who is in such a hurry that he
is willing to take the risk of passing the
car ahead of him en the curve. Ar.d the
guy who wants to show his girl how fast,
his roadster will run before the blowout
comes. And so on.
But of all the nincompoops who so eag
erly want to end their career and that of
their companions it is tho holiday party
in a boat, off for a picnic down the river
or across the lake. Very soon after the
start the star idiot begins to rock the
boat, and laugh so sillily when the girls
begin to scream. Soon the patty is in
the wnt;?!' for a few minutes till all U
still. AM hoiv latci dra Ling parties are
hunting fo'- th-.m. \\\ must not t\ rgr,
the nk-wii who thinks ! e can swim a
mile and then back without lettine:
down. an e-.xn idiot:, enough to
let you nail them up in a barrel so th.e.v
can go over Niagara Falls, ar.d mal: ;
a v"- ,r •! ».c : i the headline
• maaow. )I; is venerally in the hea.l
lines, and v»-u m;iy ' a i M ."' flowers. Of.
v* 1 • • '' r :*;•••: ur , ananaUd we I
'• T> 'v who get- him
■' • 1 , ■ ■ * ■ ■. ' ; ; ait.",ur■
ing imbecil- .
Will His Shortage of (iasoline Be the
End of Hitler?
Russell Hill, correspondent for the
New York Herald Tribune, wires his pa
per that at a conservative estimate To
per cent, of the natural and artificial oil
plant capacity in Germany and in Ger
man-held Europe is idle today.
The terrible raids of American 1 anc!
British and Russian air forces are
bringing Hitler to his knees. Hardly
any opposition by German aircraft is
now offered our planes as they continu
ously day and night blast down the oil
PUBLISHED THt I^DAYS
What Is a Sk'eker?
Not necessarily one who has evaded
the draft, and skulks at home to save his
hide, while others offer their lives thai
you may continue to be free.
Kut the per« ai wh » has money to spare
and refines t » buy war bonds with which
'• ■ 1 -y? -Lh+ing on t v . )• fronts may
b 1 e* '"-if i tab 1 / fed aa 1 c! ah( d, and
ai '"'A 1 t' f ' that
k'nd of a .- ny - kcr,
vhen tl ! ys c n th / ill
ki . v aad you w:'l be envied in
y >ur position of betrayal to your own
boys or to the boys of your neighbors and
Do you know that when you try to hold
your money and make more money with
it, and take advantage of these times
when it is easy to make money, while
those who do not have an opportunity to
make money—but are giving their all
that you may live easy in security and
make more money—you are just as
much a slacker as "the "ellow who hides
in the woods to stay away from the war?
Do you know that if we lose this war
that the fold hie; money in your pocket or
in the 1 ank will be absolutely valueless,
and n worth the paper it is printed on''
Do y >u know that the money in yotn*
pocket :'s n > f worth as much as the bonds
which the government is offering you
the best security in the world? The diff
erence ; s that the bonds draw interest,
and the mon w dors not. Both are ex
actly al'ke in their safety -just a prom
ise of t'v government to pay.
We hi re tl.at the pet ale of Stokes
comity who have money a.nd ,v ho re;ali ~
the tar: ible seriort-mo- of this eruc' i
tim. will not t Stt»k« s county rail (low *•
in it- oinoa. \\\- kmr* that there an
many think:!--.*' and patriot ie p»* pit* in
our c a«y. and we i - l'.eve that before
nexi when the drive is ovew
evervbfstly will buy all th.e bonds they
All the at banks in-airann com
panies. eot*!»oraionc. oid individuals
woo aiv •«.V.ig'.nt and business wise
wall a a -» 1 :y h aids to your limit.
on ' '»a.d and prosperoi's when
woe . '-a..-—and it is just as sura to
et me to the arms of th.e Allied Natio: s
as tlicit the snn will rise tomorrow.
resources of the Nazis.
Some of the best military . ef
the world are saving now
'can haivPv last till Chir a-
Let us hope they ;jv - 1
the power ef the C a man anv.:es is's+iM
tremendous. But m o tori ? e d divi
sions cannot run en dry cylinders.
When the las f resources ef German oil
are gone, the German war machine is
bound to stall.