THE DANBURY REPORTER
The March Of Events
1 The mayor of Kernersville, W. W. Fulp, and
his brother, M. V. Fulp, Jr., were recently tried
before a Kernersville justice of the peace W. G.
Cook, on warrants charging assault on Fred P
Carter, editor of the Kernersville News.
It appears thnt an article had been printed in
the News critic -ing a brother of the two Fulps
who had been sentenced in the Winston-Salem
city court for hit-and-run drunken driving.
The Mayor and his brother, M. V. Fulp, Jr.,
proceeded to Carter's home and assaulted the
editor in his living room, which resulted in minor
personal injuries to all three, besides substantial
destruction to the furnishings of the living room.
At the trial of the Fulps, they were discharged
by the magistrate on payment of the cost.
It appears that the justice's verdict is quite an
r innovation, forming* a precedent in the history
of cases involving the sanctity of the home.
The old English law regarded the home as a
i man's castle, and no one invaded it except at his
* peril, on whatever pretext. The same principle,
we believe, is incorporated in the American stat
utes, in the laws of every State.
If any person can assault the home owner in
his living room, and destroy its furniture, wheth
er the invader he the Mayor of a small town or
the Governor of a great State, and get away
with his crime on payment of the cost, then we
have indeed fallen on strange times in which our
so-called justice becomes a farce.
THE FIFTH'S FAITH IN FOLGER
News comes that our Congressman of the Fifth
District will have considerable opposition in the
V It is understood that Mr. Coan, mayor of Wins
ton-Salem, will toss his hat in the ring, while Mr.
Freeman, called "Buck", formerly of the Social
Security office in Winston-Salem, is an announc
ed candidate. Freeman is a nephew of the pres
Now the Democrats as well as many Republi
cans of the Fifth District are well pleased with
our Congressman John H. Folger, who has made
a record of distinguished service in congress, es
pecially favorable to the farmers, the laboring
class and the small business man. On most of
the important/legislation coming up, he has vot
ed in the interest of his constituents, and has
done it boldly and sinco ; e I y. He has
been a loyal supporter of the administration dur
ing the bitter battles when senseless hate has
done its utmost to discredit and disparage the
President in his programs to win the war.
Notably has Folger been wide awake and ag
gressive for the farmers, particularly the tobac
The people believe John Folger to be outstand
ingly sincere and honest, unattracted by ma
terial personal gain, unawed by fear, and to be
thoroughly depended on in the hour of need.
The Reporter believes he will sweep
Stokes, Surry, Rockingham, Caswell, Person and
Granville with very impressive majorities—as
i always—and hold a fine vote in Forsyth county
| v/here he has many strong and ardent friends.
Danbury, N. C., Thursday, August 12, 1943 * v
AUGUST ON THE FARM
The incense of scorched gold leaves floats in the
air on a thousand hills where the flue-fires blaze.
From a thousand barns the lazy smoke drifts
over the valley and mingles with the fog
It's the most propitious season of the year—
this month called August, this harvest time
crowding in on the last lap of summer when the
first tint of saffron is in the poplars.
It is a time of tobacco and corn and fodder, and
of meadows mown sweet with hay—a time of
fat cows and of jars and churns of milk and but
ter cool in spring house waters.
i The battle of food is on. Great fields of roast
ing ears stand like the serried ranks of plumed
[soldiers. The canning machine is busy with the
beans and tomatoes and cucumbers.
The rains have ceased and the skies become
i blue again. Like tiaras of diamonds across the
hill the dawn comes flashing.
Then we have the morning glories, and the
sunflower with their big wondering eyes.
In the evenings young rabbits play by the road
side, doves coo and screech owls wail, and pigs
squeal for their swill.
At dusk the sun sinks in a setting of purple and
opal. The soft starshine comes on like a ben
But, listen—there's music at the curing barn
where the master sits by his crackling flues.
The young folk have gathered in for the rev
elries of fried chicken, deviled eggs and water
The laughter is subdued and not wild as it
used to be.
The violin oft drops into minor chords, while
the chuckle of the banjo sometimes sounds like
The great moon is there flooding the fields
with glamour. The young and the old gaze on
it—it looks so friendly as if even a few hour:}
ago it had shed its beams down by the shimmer
ing Mediterranean, or the coral reefs of eas
tern seas—lighting the faces of boys who were
with us in our festivities last August on the farm
THE CEILING ON TOBACCO IS TOO LOW
The opening of the border markets of North
Carolina and South Carolina discloses much dis
satisfaction over the OPA's ceiling of 41 cents
Hundreds of farmers are withholding their
crops from the market in acute dissatisfaction
while they await efforts of leading farmers and
warehousemen to see what can be done about a
The argument of the dissenters is dear ami
just, as they show that it will be unfair to piacl-
S TVT UI i? on their tobaceo a s the author
l f Georg:ia and F!orida markets,
as those farmers market their tobacco without
tiemg or grading.
It contended by the border tobacco people
hat it costs them at least 7 cents a pound
nnH staple for marke t in the neat
and orderly way which they use.
Therefore a ceiling of not less than 48 cents
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SHALL EVERYBODY FIGHT BUT FATHER?
The most conglomerated, uncertain and con
tinuously mooted question since the beginning
of the war has been—shall fathers be drafted?
The announcement coming out from Washing
ton today is—they shall. Yesterday it was they
shan't. Tomorrow it will be—they may be. Next
week: We don't know.
Looks like there is lacking a definite fixed pol
icy in the department of soldier-selection, which
1 should certainly be supplied. There should be a
; firm decision, one way or the other, not only in
ll .he interest of the war's prosecution, but as a re
lief to the fathers themselves, who are kept in
' perpetual suspense.
We have never yet been able to gra-p the dis
inction from either a humanitarian, economical
or sentimental standpoint, that seem.-- to exist in
the minds of congressman as to the difference
between sending a father or a son to the war. It
, does seem cruel to take away the father from
the children, but is this worse than taking the
boy away from his mother and dad? In some in
stances we see a lone mother deprived of all her
jboys, even to the number of four or five, while
the government makes no provision for her fi
nancial support. She must depend on the discre
tionary charity of her drafted sons. But in the
case of the father who is separated from his
children, ample provision is made for the care of
the dependants by the government.
In some instances there are fathers whose chil
dren would suffer no inconvenience from a ma
terial standpoint, the father being well fixed fi
nancially. And yet the father who is compara
tively young and physically in fine fettle, is ex
Are draft boards considerate?
r lhe Raleigh News and Observer states in an
! editorial that many men physically qualified
and oi draft age, are slacking behind federal
Has political pull engrafted itself in this mat
ter of life and death and the nation's safety?
HASTEN THE DAY
Reports come of another Jap atrocity, when
Jap soldiers bayoneted helpless wounded Amer
ican soldiers on New Georgia Island out in the
Pacific. •:*-> ;\ ;•.»
Anthony Eden Commons how 50 British
officers nd privates while helplessly bound,
were murdered by their Japanese guards at'
Every red blooded citizen of this nation prays
that the good Lord may hasten the day when th
power and fury of America and the British Em
pire may be unleashed on this hateful race Let
•.heir cities be blasted down and burned with
steel and fire and the fang-ed beasts responsi
ole be made to pay for their crimes.
should be adopted by the pwiiait in tte
sale of tne border tobacco.
As the same ceiling of 41 cents will apply in
the Old Belt of this section, our farmers would
do well to awake fully to the importance of the
situation and use all the influence at their com
mand to induce the OPA to make a fairer ad
* * * Number 3,714.