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Cricker's Gold Brick
The Democratic party has found a new
"friend." , -
It is no less a distinguished personage
than Gov. Bricker, the eloquent candi
date for Vice President on the Dewey
ticket. t •*'"•***!» *"■»■ "• * r •wrw*—iv
In his speech at Baltimore the other
night Gov. Pricker appealed to the Dem
ocrats of the nation to "take back their
party from Hillman ami his ClO's by
electing Ton. Dewey for President."
At this distance we can almost see the
crocodile tears streaming from the
would-be Vice President's gleaming
orbs, as in his 'solicitude' for the welfare
of the Democratic party he pleaded with
the Democrats: Turn ye, turn ye, for
why will ye die.
Does anyone wonder if the Governor
is sincere? Is anyone on earth .so gulli
* Somehow the Governor's attitude re
minds us of an undertaker perching on
the foot of of fine dying ''prospect's" bed.
•roaking: "Give him digitalis, give him
x transfusion, send for the oxygen tent"
And then locking the door, covers his
face with his hands and bursts into—a
One wonders if the Governor and his
political entourage were on the receiving
end of the CIO stampede, his consterna
tion and despair would be the same.
If so, why does not the Governor ap
peal to the skipper of his own ship to toss
overboard some of its ballast—such as
John L. Lewis and his henchmen.
Why not plead with Dewey and his
pals to take back the Republican party
from the Lewises, Fishes, Wheelers,
Nyes, Reynoldses, Peglers, and all that
heterogeneous aggregation of disloyalty
and sabotage which are sinking it?
No, the Governor is not sincere in his
advice. He is so palpably dissimulating
that even all the fools in the country
smile. What he most desires is not that
the Democratic party should live, but
that it should die.
If he thought for one moment that the
5 million labor votes of Hillman and l:is
ClO's headed toward Roosevelt, would
kill the Democratic party, he would be
as silent as the Sphinx, and would cover
his face and—laugh.
The gold brick of Gov. Bricker doe.-n't
hit rnanv people. It will not fool many
Instead they will utter as loud a laugh
as the American people are now accord
ing Dewey when he in his desperation
claims to be the first who called for a 2-
ocean navy, and the originator of the
idea to prepare the country for war.
Bricker and Dewey have not yet found
out that the masses still have a sense of
Roosevelt and the New Deal will ac
cept the support of the ClO's just like
Danbury, N. C., Thur- day, Sept. 28, 1
The Reporter and its readers ai
persons are deeply sympathetic w
mothers, fathers, sisters, brother
sweethearts and friends of the bo;
have made the supreme sacrific
their country. —...
All honor to them. They will 1
membered as long as gallantr
deathless valor are honored by ox
The casualty list, now num
twelve for the county, will contaij
names as the wars rage to their
On the square here is the great be
which is emblazoned the names o:
hundreds of fine Stokes county
men now in Europe, Africa, and
islands and seas of the great
And the board list steadily grows
more are to be added.
There is thanks and gratitude ii
a heart that our Death Roll is nc
than it is at this time.
5 Our Terrible Navy
Joseph H. Liston, special assis
Donald M. Nelson, chairman of t
Production Board, says the Ai
Navy now has 14,000 ships, moi
double the size of all the navies
This must be tremendously iml
news to the war lords of JapJ
must some day face these terriß
chines of destruction. In order I
such a jolting experience, it nfl
advisable for the rats to commfl
kari now. 3
And another thought percolatl
As Mr. Dewey says He inspired I
naval production, we hope vM
comes in—if and when? he wifl
these ships commit hari-kari aB
ing did the old navy. 9
We misrht need them again X
smash Japan. II
Pricker and Dewey ard
are accepting the support of tlfl
able Lewis and his henchmen. II
like the Republicans of the NB
South accepted the "support of
ed vote and fattened on it in B|
gone bv. m
There may be some coirnnuniflj
forth in the CIO. just like thercH
large groups of voters, but iS
the business of the Democrat®!
And we daresay there are noH
loyal and seditious citizens inH
than there are Lewises, FisjH|
berghs, Reynoldses, McCormMj
tersons, Wheelers and Nyes iJ|
Call the next case.