White Deer Review (White Deer, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 40, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 28, 1940 Page: 1 of 14
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White Deer Review
WHITE DEER PEOPLE
PRAY FOR PEACE
America, our native land, is at Peace,
dictator drives u|s to the fields of car-
riage to satisfy his lust for powder. Every
citizen from the humblest to the Presi-
dent of our Republic prays that this con-
dition of happiness and contentment
Our Flag, emblem of a great and
united democracy, unfurls to the breezes.
That it may continue to declare to the
world our love of freedom and indepen-
dence, sixteen million of our stalwart
young men are now registered for any
emergency. Many of them are now being
called from their homes and pursuits to
train for the threatening shadows of a
catastrophe that may sooner or later en-
gulf our America in a battle for the pre-
servation of what we believe to be in-
alienable human rights. That America
w|ill be ready no one doubts.
We are grateful for the heritage left
us by those mighty men who founded this
Republic. That heritage calls for Peace
not War. It also calls for bravery not cow-
ardice. We are truly thankful at this
Thanksgiving season that we are At
Peace; but we are indeed prouder of the
fact that America is not afraid to fight
for life, liberty and the pursuit of happi-
ness if any war demon forces the issue
upon us. God, save America, but help us
to defend our rich heritage. ^
WHITE DEER, CARSON COUNTY, TEXAS. Thursday, November 28, 1940
SILVER LINING OF A CLOUDED YEAR
OR THREE CENTURIES the breaking waves
have dashed high on New England’s rock-bound
coast, since the day when the Pilgrim fathers
shot the Indians away from their front door so
they could eat turkey and cranberry sauce in
peace—and thank the Almighty for another harvest.
They probably added to their Thanksgiving Day prayer their
fervent gratitude that they were still unpierced by savage
arrowheads, that their skulls were still uncracked by the toma-
hawk, and that they could comb their long hair without the
scalp coming off.
Again today we celebrate Thanksgiving with much of the world
either clouded with the black thunderhead of war, or ground
under the heel of some grasping tyrant. The activities of the
soldiery across the two blessed oceans make us wonder if we
have progressed sensibly from arrowheads and tomahawks to
tanks and bombers.
As our nation girds to keep our cities and countryside free
from blood and destruction, we feel that this Thanksgiving
we indeed have REAL reason to be grateful. Let us approach
our celebration of this holiday in the courageous hope that
we may be men and women enough to keep our country safe.
Let our motto be:
God Helps Those Who Help Themselves!
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Simmons, W. W. White Deer Review (White Deer, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 40, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 28, 1940, newspaper, November 28, 1940; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth871932/m1/1/: accessed May 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Carson County Library.