Letter to Editor of Life Magazine from Charles James Metz

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Jessica Masters (Creator)
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Western Carolina University (WCU )
Web Site: http://library.wcu.edu/
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Brian Gastle

Abstract: On October 27, 1941 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his Navy Day Address across public radio. In his speech, President Roosevelt informed United States citizens that Hitler had attacked areas near the Americas and that American tanks had been destroyed. President Roosevelt encouraged American citizens to continue to fight Hitlerism by doing their part and help America provide weapons to those whose military was actually fighting. He explained that Hitler’s plan did not meet the American ideals and that Americans should do their part to defend their great country.November 5, 1941, the headline “Women Hurl Eggs and Tomatoes at Lord Halifax on Detroit Tour” appeared in the New York Times. The women, the article explained, were protesting America’s entrance into the war (WWII). The article further stated that the British ambassador did not hurry into the building to escape the women’s protest.November 6, 1941, an editorial in The Jackson County Journal, a small county newspaper printed in Jackson County, North Carolina, appeared, addressing the Navy Day speech and the patriotism of the citizens of Jackson County. It was written by Dan Tompkins, a WWI veteran and editor of The Jackson County Journal for many years.Each of these events leads up to letters sent from a business counselor, auditor, and tax consultant in Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. Charles James Metz on November 10, 1941. In each of these letters Charles Metz encloses a copy of Mr. Dan Tompkins’ editorial, assuring the recipients of the patriotism and the ideals of the American people.

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Language: English
Date: 2018

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