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THE DANBURY REPORTER
jLßtablished L v 72. Volume 72 Danbury, N. C.. Thin-day, Feb. 15, 1945 *** PUBLISHED TH - sr ?r 0,789
=: Editorial Comments
"Clean l T p Or Close Up''
Beer is on the way out in Danbury.
Cause: Too much carousal, too much
blatancy, too much midnight brawl, too
much public nuisance.
One night last week a bunch who
wouldn't home after the closing- hour,
got into a rippet in the streets of Dan
bury. It was a 2'color affair, very loud,
very disgraceful. It was a knock-down
and drag-out stunt. Besides much pro
fanity and vulgarity, beer bottles and
possibly other weapons were in the ai'\
The officers came and put all they could
find in jail.
When it gets this bad the ladies and
the gentlemen and the churches say too:
' Clean Up Or Close Up."
If the proprietor of the joint continues
to sell the inebriate after he is well satu
rated. it is to make still more profit out
of him, or to keen the guzzler from fight
ing him—we don't know which.
Beer is a harmless drink with some. A
good manv pponl«—men and women
citizens of p"ipt disivsition and neaceful
tendencies. h'ke n boftle row and the".
It mildlv stimulates. i* refreshing, palat
able and annetizing.
But t u ere P'** rthe»s vM take it
wire. One bottle makes Mm inordinate l "
looua°i v '° l 1-nVi lord P n d cus
sv. a t % i"d
When beer was first legalized in the
State, the brewers themselves banded
into an association to control it. The"
knew tv>e burden would be upon them t
control it—or else.
So the U. S. Brewers Foundation es
tablished a North Carolina committee
with the slogan "Clean Up Or Close Up"
directed at the joints who allowed the
traffic to get people into trouble or to
distu?*b the neighbors.
And so this committee takes upon it
self to see that there is law and order,
otherwise they will undertake that the
unruly places are weeded out.
Many more than a thousand beer joints
have consequently been padlocked in
the State because of a too free flowing
of the fizz.
One Danbury dealer has announced:
No more retailing- till license runs out,
then no more license.
In Danbury a large truckload consign
ed to a dealer is lapped up by the guzz
lers a quickly as a hot sandy bottom ab
sorl s a summer shower.
It is a strange paradox that the guzz
lers should deprive themselves of their
beverage. I'm they do everywhere.
HecMu e they can't control themselves
the;/ a*, e control'cd.
When the beer truck arrives the crow 1
who absorbs the liquid, also arrives.
Ret. ibution Hovering
Not since Pearl Harbor has the war
news been kali so favorable.
The Huns are caught between gigan
tic forces on the eastern and western
fronts of Germany, and cannot escape
the destruction which is their certain
portion. The Allied air fleets are tear
ing the German cities to shreds.
In the Pacific the oth Fleet of American
sea power—greatest in the world —is at
tacking the Jap home shores with ter
ribly devastating effect. The Philippines
are conquered. All the time our air
forces, supreme in the skies, are wreak*
in a: death and chaos on anything that
looks like Jap.
That terrible retribution which comes
to evil men and powers, is hoveling over
Germany and Japan soon to alight.
Head of the Table
In the meeting of the Big Three or. the
coast of the Black Sea, it is interesting
and flattering that President Roosevelt
was made chairman.
And so we may feel assured that the
principles of the Atlantic Charter, which
means freedom and democracy to i';e
suffering peoples of so many downtrod
den people everywhere, will maintain.
The Hospital Coming?
The news that we are to have a hospi
tal near the center of Stokes is very
gratifying to all who realize what a se
rious situation confronts the sick and
The news is that the hospital will be lo
cated at Meacipws, contain fiO beds and
Let us all hope that our expectations
may not be disappointed.
Many of them should be at work or run
in for vagrancy. But there is no work
till the last gulp is gulped.
"Professionals" whose coin soon gives
out, stay around to buttonhole innocent
fresh arrivals who invite them up.
"Won't you have a bottle?"
"No, much oblige—well, I don't care,
I'll drink one with you."
That's the technique of the dead beat
who stays on the job from sun-up till
the joint closes. Late at night he stag
gers home thoroughly soggy, but is back
again when the joint resumes its distri
bution next morning.
The beer ioints of Winston-Salem ha"
discovered a way to handle these depre
dators on their decent customers. They
get behind the fellow, with hands on his
shoulders and give him a rush to the
sidewalk, inflicting a strenuous kick in
the pants at the last.
Senator Bailey and Mr. Wallace
It was not at all surprising that Bailey
should take the lead in the fight on Wal
The eastern North Carolina Senator is
one of the ablest and most brilliant
members of the upper chamber.
He is also one of the most discordant
He is one of these fellows who take
pride in always being agin everything.
He belongs to that groiuhy clique of
milder Haters whose head and front is
the parsimonious Byrd of Virginia. This
galaxv is not so sinister as Nye. not so
mean and arrogant as Wheeler, and not
?o prejudiced as Taft.
Their pet theme is one which antag
onizes most things other people want,
especially the man on whose coattails
they have ridden and risen so lordly.
One of the latest Bailey gestures was
that gratuitous move by which he block
ed the better pay bill aimed to help the
overworked and underpaid postmasters
and postal employes.
Another of Bailey's latest gestures wa
not a move to stall the increase suggest
ed for the salaries of United States Sen
ators and congressmen to $20,000 a year.
Wallace lost a big block of esteem
among his frier.ds when he agreed to
take the Commerce position stripped of
its lending power.
The public is quick to lose interest in
one who will not fight for his own rights
and does not resent injustice to himself.
The ex-Vice President is much an
abler man than Jesse Jones whose con
temptible contrariness and niggai owiks.-
lost the country billions of dollars be
cause he was opposed to liberal help for
the small business man.
Jones' withholding of funds from syn
thetic rubber manufacturing: was not
only a direct retardation of the war ef
fort, but it has worked vast unnecessary
hardship on automobile and truck own
ers in the nation.
One of the President's most pleasin.tr
acts was to kick out this arrogant and
conceited Texan, who was largely re
sponsible for the late anti-Roosevelt
movement in that State.
locking For You
I 1 is has not Veen the c Me-t winter
you ever saw, but since last fall it has
been continuously mean e \I. sioet\,
1 ainv, cloudy ar.d ehii'h.
What a pleasure to on
its la't legs Onl ,* \v s•. •• » / Fob
r:ar y. Maivh c •:> u ;-t d sp-ing.
Everybody \v>ll 1 e ! >• king t r the ad
vent of pleasarter weather soon. The
frogs have sr.ivr in the meadow, bees