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The Carolinian. volume (Raleigh, N.C.) 1940-current, June 09, 1945, Image 4

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, PAGE POUR TTIE CAROLINIAN WEEK ENDING, SATURDAY, JUNE 9. 1945 V EDITORIALS ' THE BROAD VIEW This is the season in which comnieticc- jnent oratory flows freely. Probably on ly a little of it will “take,” probably only a little of it will “take,” probably only many valuable ideas are hidden in the flood of words from the months of the capped-and-KOwned pundits. Dr. Mordecai Johnson, in his speech at Hampton graduation, advanced an idea which is gradually growing in it.s influ ence, and which should continue to do so. He advised the young gradiiate.s to re gard themselves more as citizens and le.ss as Negroes. It is often hard to avoid concentrating on the fact that one is a Negro; the con sciousness of it is thrust into one’s face many times daily. But being a Negro easi ly become an obsession, and preoccupa tion with being a Negro plays almost di rectly into the hands of tho.se who warn to perpetuate a n d expand divi.sion liy race. Our young people should be taught Ceaselessly that they are citizens of their* j^cal community, of their state, of their nation, of the world. This is no illusion, it is the truth; but we cannot make other.s believe in the doctrine when we ourselves plainly show that we do not. “The wounds of the South have been bleeding for 850 yeai*s. I want to heal the whole wound, not only that part which affects Negroes,” said Dr*. Johnson. He knows that there is really no par*t of the wound that does not affect both whites and Negroes. One of the ways that Nogi*oo.s may im prove their status is by idenlifyirrg them selves a.s wholeheartedly as they find it possible with their communities, and with every group. or*ganization, aird institutiorr of mankind to which they natur*ally be long. Cultivating the biYrad i*athor than the narrow outlook, they will grow, iirdi- vidually and collectively. Nothing can pre vent the process, however much it may be slowed up by obstacles from without. ->2^0 24TH CONTINUES TRADITION; ^ 7613T ESTABLISHES ONE f “Occasions seldom arise where it is ap propriate for Inspector*s General to single 4ut and comment upon any one unit dur- iitr an overall inspection. However I h e verso condition.s, and “lire gallantry with which they faced some of (i(M*inatry’.s fin est trofjps.” The 7(>l.st was one of those urrit.s which played .such a heroic role in the Battle of the Belgian Bulge la.st Doceniber and January, in which Sgt. liobert A. Johnson, a graduate of 8t. Augu.stine’s. and one of her b(>sl athleti'.s, was killed. It i.s belie\- ed that the perfoiniance of tlu? Ttilst in that battle had a gr(>at d(>al to do wifti the Army's adoplirig a policy of attaching Negro .soldiers to previously all-white combat units. A notalile fact about the 7Ulst is that It was conirnaiided by Iti* Negr*o and six while officios, demonstrating agaitt that well-trained .Negro soldiers an figli' bravely and skillfully under the direeliott of officers of their own race. A WARNING I’ri'sident rruman has issued to tin* na- tiort a timely reminder that America’s war is far from ovm*. Stories «*f the siiccessc's of our air fm*ces ovei* the cities o .lapan may be misleading to those wim forget easily, or who are inclined lowai*d wish ful thinking. The Japanese W’ai* is far fi*om over. We have only to i*emembm* how long Germ any lasted under all-out bombing to real ize that airj)Ianes. however imp' 'tant th\v may be, cannot w*in a war again.sl a d(- toi*mined. resourceful country, (Mpiipped with materials of war, fortified by w*ide. ly scattered war industries, and having a gr(>at land army. President Tinman reminded the Con gress that Japan has an army of 1.000,000 men, and that so far we have come to grips only with tlie out(n* guards of lliis great and fanatical liody of fighting men. Until this army is )>eaten there can lx: no victory. The savage defemse put up by the Japanese on hvo Jinia and Okinawa are all to clear indications of what a job it will be to defeat Japan. We must gird ourselves for a hard, and maylie a long struggle. 'I’here can be no let-up. The Japs are depending on our getting tired and wanting to stop. 'I'hey must be. Ihey will be, disappointed in this hope. A COCKEYED WORLD “©OYOUft PAk, ..J the grocer CONSUMER CAMPAIGN BY CHECKING the prices of 5 STAPLE ITEMS ON YOUR GROCERY LIST. REPORT PRICE VIOLATIONS TO YOUR LOCAL DO/' HKi ^ AyOID INF! 4 tionU’ /eccncl Thcuslits By C. D. HALLIBURTON One feature nf niAcr l.uliii-: plca.^ure C'.IU'.', tied w itli (.'uiii- We»'k i-' the i)rc.-.i'iieu of the luomi jiarenls. Many i»f liic trapi)ins> ul Uic season ha\e lotaj since palled "ii oik' who Ihl'oiiyh the .-.lino routine year .if- ler year. Th«' anci-i;t acadenhc rjcmapile. niueli of U iand.d duAii from the llidtjlc Ape-, and ii' w relali\t ly tneaiiinKlc.':- excej)! for the dignity wnh aac; the feehh- pU a.'r.ntries and banal jn oi;ounc«'n) nis of Cla;..' Day: thi* .senlinu'nt il farewells, ihe fulsoire tribulcs — all ine\i- tablc and vaiyitiy only infinilesi- mally from year to year — b'Come conuiionpluces'. Bui not the par- cnlK: They are always new and al ways hiin«ii)i{ a fresh note. The one unvaryini' feature is their ill- eoncc.i1t~i f)rif!e iti their dauKhters and sons, and what is liapiiin7 to ihetn. Maiiv of ihc parent.^ have been d nied llie benefits of a col- Ici’C cdnralion. To them Uh' gr.ad- Ualion vt this son or this dautthtoi is a gn-at event in the iiistory of the familv. M,.nv of the i.arenU nieticeinenl Day lo them more of a enlminutioii and a tiiurnph than il ones to >iu' chilli. They walk about the catnpus with the beloved giaduale. wlio in his or her way is 'hyl> proud of mother or father, loo. f'.,yoriie elassrratos and teachers must oc piesented. One looks for and .secs facial resemblanceand if one is a teaehcr, accepts wiili hmiiilu/ 'he sometime.s hailing out alway.- sinceie expressions of appiicia- lien for "what you liave done for my child.'* If you arc able to s.iy what a nice yoiiin' person you think the offspring is. the nuirnnir of tl.ank.s and tiie'n.oiv elrt|ueiit smile are more than eiiouiih re ward for the trials of the teaching trade. In a way the fathers are often more afipealinc even than ilie mothers. The dad.s are visually less articulate and more .subdued th.in the mothers. But they arc just as happy, and enjoyiny ihimselves just a.s much. When it is the fir.st visit of the p.irenls lo the campus, a.s i.s often buildings, (III personnel, Ihe plate wiieie the son or daiigliter did this or itial, and every n’imitc of every exercise and ceroincuiy, have a special and jicisonal meaning. They si.tii t(* try to get out of two or three tiavs all that others iiave derived from four years at the place. The climax comes of cour.se whtn tiieir own t'hild'.s name is called out, and the baby of a few y.ars ago marches up for the di ploma. It is over, il is officia!, il i.s lriie!> This year there were not many jiarents of young men. Only three bo.vs were in Ihe graduating class at Uie place where 1 work, and it was the same everywlicrc. As I looked over the roster of graduates I realized that not one of tlic boys who started out as freshmen with this class was here to receive a degree. As many of these boys are in tlie Armed Forces, mostly over seas. as there are persons in the gradauting class! * Th‘ir parents had nothing to look forward to on thi.s day. 'They are waiting for that other day. when their hoy wi'l come- back .C../I .1.. «ot Irnoo. Ihf. nown ay-j.rRANas-pRicE Tile South .should heed the leadership of its distinguished ritizen, Dr. Frank P. Graham if the reeommendHtion.s sot forth in lii.s .speech before the North Carolina Society in Jacksonville, Fla., ]a.st week, and his previous performance.s may be taken as a criter ion for the type of leadership which he is ready and willing to offer. .Salient points in the speech suggests a m-asurc of emancipation il loiil wiiicli w' have been tiilking for many a day. Dr. Graham proposed a twelve-point post-war program for the development of th' South, including provLsions for "equal education opportunity for all youths," elimination of the poll tax, and enfranchisement of all citizens. T!i(‘ eminent head of the Univensity of North Carolina went further by calling for Federal aid lo education, as well as the de- velopm* nt of a Stale-wide care program, establishment of minimum wages, fair employment practices and equal pay for equal work. The disfranchisement of Negroes en the grounds of illiteracy, he said, "carries with it the moral responsibility to provide equal op- j portunitics for literacy and ;m eq'ual recognition of literacy as the basis of equal .suffrage.” In making the.se public .statements Dr. Graham proved him self to be a dustinguLshed rep.e.sontative of an unusual State. To have had the courage to speak out forthrightly on sueh a subject in Florida Dr. Graham demonstrated a true grcatne.ss and an abili ty to face the truth without yielding lo prejudices of the Milieu in which he found himself. His types of leadership offer a welcomed contrast lo that of some of his fellow southerners who, in spile of the fact that they are (dected leaders, seem bent upon obstructing every advance which might reprc.senl benefits for all of the people whom they are supposed to 'lead. It is different than the whole United States House of Representatives which last week declined lo approve approprialion.s for the continuance of the Fair Employment Prac- tire Committee on the grounds that bills to make the FEPC perm- .■nent are pending br^ire the D )*jse. And yet at the same time Ihi almost solid South rcfu.ses to provide sufficient signature.^ to take the FEfC bill out of a committee so that the House of Re presentatives can give consideration to the proposed legislation. Dr. Graham's leader.ship i.s lik'^wisc different than that of a prominent North Carolina member of the U. S. Senate who has declar 'd that he oppo.wd an anti-poll tax law and refused to vote for cloture so that the Senate could avoid filibuster and could vole on th«' law. In fact even now there is the belief that the Senate will destroy an anti-poll tax hill which was recently discharged from a Hose of Representatives Committee. It Ls important that the South give corviideration to Dr. Graham in ali of the areas of his dLscjssion. The matter of equal pay foV equal work and up grading on merit deserve special attention now that the freight-rate equality may be expected. When manufac turers bring their factories lo the Southland all of the workers will suffer inoquitii's if a .segment of the labor rcsevoir can be held as a thn'at over the head of any other .segment. The F*dcral aid to education will make it possible to train all of the South so that all per.sons here will be ready and able lo accept assignments. Finally, when these things are obtained, when there is no disfranchising poll tax, when there are equal pay and equal op portunity. we can be free to elect as our leaders m«*n of the .stature of Dr. Graham while we leave to their knitting those who would delay the march to freedom. North Carolina is proud of Dr. Graham. DO YOU AGREE? For a short the author of this column may find il impos sible to bring his few words to the faithful few who have been patient enough to look into this corner from time lo time. Il is hoped, however, that b‘fore too much time has pas.scd he will b” able to return with a broader point of view based on experiences in a larger area. j uu siowru up uy ousuicn;» noiii wiiiioui. ' _ _ , OLD 24TH CONTINUES TRADITION; ‘ ] 781ST ESTABLISHES ONE ^ “Occasions seldom arise where it is ap- ropriate for Inspectors General to single ut and comment upon any one unit dur* an overall inspection. However I h o conductor the 24th Infantry Kejjimenl as 4bscn*ed on Saipan was so meritorious as ijo be deemed worthy of special mention.” ! The quotation is from the report of an inspector-general. It continues by descrili- ing how the Old 24th was as.signod Ihe task of clearing out the enemy on Sai pan, and what a groat job the regiment made of the assignment. The 24th Infantry was ci'eati'd in 1S60. and distinguished itself in Indian fighting in the Far West, in the Spani.sh-American War, and World War 1. It has long been one of the proudest units of the Army, and justly so. “The morale of this regiment is high, its discipline is excellent, and it has def initely demonstrated what can be accom plished by colored soldiers,” the report concludes. Part of the success of the 21th is doubt less attributable to its fighting tradition, and to the number of regular army voler- ans it contains. That would call to mind that training and experience have a great deal to do with the performance and mor ale of Negro soldiers, just as in the case of others. But Negro citizen soldiers can fight, too. Major General M. S. Kddy, a corps commander in Europe, had high praise for another Negro unit, the 7Klst Tank Battalion, whose existence spans only a few years. The 761st was cited for the speed with which it adapted itself to ad- TKE CABOLDIIAN 118 CMt Hvgett St, lUlelBh, N. C. Ttlephon* M74 Publ Uked by Tb* Carolinian Publiahlng Ca totartd as aeoood-laai matter. April 6, 1940, at the Post Olflee at Raleigh, N. C„ under the Act of ICarch 8. 1879. P. R. JERVAY. Publisher a D. HALUBURTON, Editerials Subacrlntloa Rates One Tear, 82.00; Six Months, $1.25 Addraas all communications and make all checki payabte to Hie Carolinian rather than to individ ual!. Hte Carolinian expressly repudiates respon- •ihllity for return of unsolicited pictures, manu- ■crlpt, ate„ unlea ttampa ara aaat maybe a long .struggle. There* can be no let-up. The Japs arc depending on our getting tired and wanting lo .stop. They must be. they will bo, disappointed in this hope. A COCKEYED WORLD It's a cockeyed world. Franei', defeated, conquered, ocnpicd, o|iprc'.s.sed, then lib erated by power other than lioi* own, now is almost at war with little Syria and Leb anon. her “protectorates.” A part of Damascu.s is already in ruins, and Ibou- satids of Arab t)odie« lie in the streets, it i.s said. France and Britain hav' stotid shoulder to shoulder in Ihe San Francisco Confer- enee in their jittitude loward.s colonies and mandates. Y v I i( i.s Britain which practically ordc’rs Fi'anec to cease hostili ties against the Aral>s. Biitain, which ar rests Indian nationalist h'aders, and leav('s them languishing in jails. Britain. who.se prinu* minist(‘r will nnl “presidi' over tlie dissolution of the Empire.” One docs not wish to lx* cynical, lint one rather suspects that it is Britain’s own interests in the Near Fast, rather than the rigl.ts of the Syrians or the la'banese which have prompted British intervention. The whole thing i.s a crazy patchwork. France has conceded indepmidence to Syria and Lebanon, liul insists on certain concessions as lo oil and other (•ommer i- al interests. Syria and Lelianon have a far higher autonomy than Britain's India. Vet Britain aiipears as the defender of the in dependence of these little nations. Bri tain, in the meantime, i*efnse.s to consider independence for her own Near Ivastern protectorate, Balosline. So far it seems that the big nations con tinue to do what the.v regard as liest for their own interests, where only w e a k and small nations are involved. Il con tinues to appear as though power is llm ruling factor in this world’s affairs. Kaeh nation bullies those weaker than liei- sclf, and in turn is bullied by those stronger than herself. It i.s still ihe old law of the jungle. That is the spirit which San Fraix-isc,') must begin to eliminate. nally fi'im year lo year - bfconic* uonmioiiijlat'cs. Bui ict Ihc par ents! They Jir(‘ always new aud :il- way.s bringiiu' a fresh nolc. The one unvarying feature is their ill- coneealcd pride in their daughters and .sun.'--, uid wlial is hajK'niin to Diem. ;..any >>f the parents have bei'ii denied the benefits of a cnl- lego ediii'iition. To them the yrad- uulion of this son or Ihi.s (iaiiRhlcr is a great event in th- hi'-lory ».{ the family, M.my of the parents h.ave worked ami saerifieid to make Hun i.i.v possible Ofn n Con:- Diink the nffspi-iti« i'-. the nmiieur of ttiiuiks and the'nair*- eliiurnt smile are n’ore than ciiou.gh re ward for the trials of the leaching tr.ide. In a way the fathers are often more appe.'ilim; even than the mothers. The dads arc usually less articulate and more subdued Dian (he mothers. But they arc just as liappy. and enjoyiny ihimselves just as much. Wticn il is the first visit of the pan-iits to the canpius. a.s i.s often the case, they are full' of inlei-e-l in everylhiny. The campii;, the at Ihe place where I work, and it was the same everywhere. A.s 1 I'loked over the roster of graduates I realized that not one of the boys who started out as freshmen with this class was here to receive a degree. As many of these boys are in the Armed Forces, mostly over seas. as there are persons in the Kradnutinii class! * Their parents had nothing to look forward to on this day. They are waiting ftir that other d.ny. when their hoy wiM conu- back borne. And they do not know the dalo poriuniiy, we can ne irer in-en-n-a.' om i.-nn i« •m m* jif Dr. Graham while we leave to their knitting those who would delay the march to freedom. North Carolina is proud of Dr. Graham. DO YOU AGREE? For a short the author of this column may find it impo.s- sible to bring his few words to the faithful few who have been patient enough to look into this corner from time to lime. It Ls hoped, however, that before too much lime has passed he will b« able to return with a broader point of view based on experiences in a larger area. Lest We Lereet. W. L. GREENE -L. Nnillt C.iiMim., Ciw/.'ii -h.nijd vote M j;ul;ii'i> iti . il «-;ei-iii’ii . Kv''i.v ndiiJl ejli/.ii li.i^ tin.' n • spiiTi-iilily. Ti.e i■-,T\ ;.-d po- siliiiii i-r tliv C'-i red II ni.il.'- Jl all the mui.' in i r.ajv li .1 lliey \ile re'iuluilj .md t" ;; deii- mu- (jurpDse. Tii :-e wlm lv vii- Uiie of ie-:d'ii-c Jl. ciU.- .md iilie-- IV be . Die Ml'llV ••r re.:i-!i rin;; in Irn 4e m.ii'liei- !■ iv • ;i gii'iil r.-p ji'ibilily ill Du-- m.it- 1i r. .M.ciiy i.f ..nr l'-,:derv .in n.ii know .AND TIJOSK WHU KN(UV TOO flKTKN FOROFT Diat tiie mi--!-, .f th .-.Imi.-p mi./j-i Die ■rtii St-.i I)e.ij-le .ir.' ‘ifecliv''iy di-f: ..i Hii'- ed. \Vr .HI' •leiiided bv Du- f.i ' that ill '.he eiH. . hu-.'iii.; .-ror;;.- |!'ad(-i'lii|) .--rd ir.ayin- ;i c |.,v vrr to f’,. T'liip (•(il..|.-d vntev ra-l m INTKBK.STINC; eli’ciio'i- wheiiewr i-.i. le.t • .-m I.e I d. \V- ,1.- di I'u id in: . •; ..t soft lirkiii.; which "Ti-i.- N- rin Oii -liiia and aiiyr lu- v. i,. i' iju.tlifiefl w w.'ll .i> 1 am ran ' .. .-a i'v a-. 1 r!. •• t*nf.,rn:n- ali-lv this i'- lu.l ti ne ^',,r y . • ties wiDi rf.!-.ri-t p. pnb.lion ex- e''iiii-‘ :*n.(inn t...v i-. •• ih-.r 'no col'Ti'd voters Tu al! ]) 'iM'-al in- :ent-s .nid p-.ipfse- iP:; n P; t me.m no c'lln-ed V''l-i-- rU ,.ll. Tim, • fjii-ked Mill and eiu.nira... t In \i.ie are defniitrly the pieki-i ■'a , i.-'laiit expl"iler.s'' wlui Dunk they aie h'.iders cif 'iu- enl.i tci jiei'Ii!*-. Itcally Ihey i ri- Du I" •!- if tl.e i.ppres.sors jmd Die dnpt.- \vli‘i :i'!l tiieir infhmeri' In kei p Die I'ok reil jicnple in pnlitical iiiul ee(.ti.,mii.- -lavery, T';- jicnpl- .re 11 it In lie CnilfU UUXi: they -lli.'lid be nveiD d. Xhe iii.i:.m-:. in . I lie ■.|-;;,.t/ed Ijefnrc Dicse fl- hid'-il v.-md- i.f Die pii\it. .n-d c.in i>e checkid in tiu ir wayvvanirie.-s Only the slmck nf 1-i |i.- li:.'- can •'It,vert the.ve Indies In .i seiKe nf fUily. Tli'.-e Icvchernus pei..n> will .■•n .ii d'It inate any li eal ni,;,iiii- i.i'i n tl’.it m: y lie set u|). Ti ey wilt dn this bcviui.se ineiii.i. They h.ive the fiTost influ t;ee a1- re'.d'- .:iif! Die backiny nf ’h«- lo ci pnlii.ei.iiis attain.I Die inlnnd n's .••- a”') uiiwiftirii'ly Diey eehn Du- voices i,f the "white supr.'- nn ey" p ilitical bos^. : l.y tl i'i- v.e'-'.- public act and .--perdi. Ttu y odv e.ite uteisni atul imwit'ni i •• kle 'heir enl-Tcd fe.low fi:i- zon.s wiDi tighter bmuD uf jirejii- dil-e, R itafid'- N A A C P brandu- •.voolJ npiet tt'i.s p-ittejti of le.irl- er-hip whidi ran lie bouglit with a ':otig of nnde.st fvv'! |ji'iii'' and kep' wifi- that ftalterv wliieh says •V ii MtK A I.EAIU.H OF YOi:n PFOPLF." Our local leadership ill nio..t jil.jees outside the larger citii's I.s eitiier |oo selfisli, loo imien cniitrolled, ,,r Inn timid It had in the type nf Incal nigaiii- zaltoti iiei'i'.-.^ary fn presstiig the ca >■ of enloied voters to a suc- cc rfiil cniidu.sinn. It will take aim ,.ikI plenty litii lit Isle T.s I Dio: of oloi North Camlina wlie will cmiiit n.«i>t. WiDioiii firm pre.-.-lire, susl.dned anti multiplied fiMin witiii*. ;.nd from WITHOUT, few of us .dive .ind 21 tnda.v witl live to see Die old di.sfranchise- riu’nt pattern .-i!iiilisiir|. We tiwe It t' the next geiu ratinn to weak- '11 Die b.-irriers :is n ndi as po.ssi- hlc. We tan dn if wiDi enuntry- wide N.AAt'P brandies all over the Plate. The fifty most i>opii|ou.s coim- tie* hnnid ad in’nusiiately to gel a hr nrh .set up and Jiffiliale willi Ihe Slate conference al once. Sudi nrg.-mi/’ation will have In operate umlcr rejidy m.id‘ rule.s whieh (jrev nt le.id.Ts from going wromr. The NAACF’ Iiraneh. prayerfully cniiduttcd. will be an effccliw and properly equipped laborator.v in whieh t*i continue ‘our civic education. In il wt- can fashion t"ols with which to tear down vole b.Trrier walls .-md build firrt da.-s citixenship "n Die only .solid f.iimdatinn in democracy, the ballot for verybody. SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON By Rev. M. W. Williams Subject: The mini'tr.v of .lesii-x Mail: .M.irk: 1 uge- ,i. i.n, Piimrti text .Maik :. :4, I.ok. . » .M,.rk 8 27. 29, 31 The four books .>f the Bible. .Matthew, .\I..rk, Luke and .I hri whuh 4iv the mini'try of .les'i.r ..re known to us ihe ft.iir G i.-- pels. Three. .MaPhew. Mi.ik r.ud Luke .i-.-e ' '-niiiai. they .ire styl ed the Synoptic Gospels. Matthew, the tax-gaDieicr, because a disciple, later ill! apostle is Ihe authur of Matthew His Gospo! was writt-'ii for .lew.ish Chrisli-iii- to prove that .fesiK of Naxerelh w.o5 the pr- mi'C'd Me.cisiah. Mark, a 'on- veil of Peter, wlm wrote e.-peciai ly far the (lOntiles. portray- ti., wonricr-working .Savior in his Go-pel. Luke, the belocc'd physi- ei.iii ani -eh.’lar, also the author o' The Acts, wrote the Gospel f Luke primal ily to a certain Gen tile. whi'*e name was TheophiJti.v but i.s characterizc'd a.s univer.sal - - f'C whole race of men. The Gospel of John which wa.s wiit- teti many years after the Synop tics. emphasizes the divinity .'f our Lord, and says his purpose for writing is- "Tl'-at ye miiDit believe that Jesu.s is the Christ, the son of and '.lial believing ye might have ’ife through his name." Wiien lhe.se Gospels were written, the da*, s viii y and even scholars differ on the ^iven dates, but it H fairl.v eef iin Ih.it all were written wtihin .«>xtv yc rsof our Lord'j death. A portion of our printed text in uur today's study, in Mark, places the events about April A D. 28, and the places as Nazareth, a city in Galilee and Caesars- Phillipi In Northern Palestine. Sin keeps an individual in a slate of uncTltiinty — a feeling of Wi; NKi;i) HEbKJON BY KliTII TAYI.OR Perhaps the most encouraging sign that has come out of the whir'- pool in which our world is spinning bO fratUically, Ls Ihe rebirth of faith — dependence on Ihc intangible, finer things of the spirit and the willincncs.ss to admit ih;il depend enee. Wr have learned that we need to participate in something bigger It wc arc. In ,1 recent Reader's Digest there is a most thought provoking article on this .'.ubjeet — on the need of a ri'ligion. N"l for us an ideology such as inotivales the toialitariaii states, not for us rrli;mec on mere elliics. W'- need not a bland .icccplance of a Wiiy of life, but ;i faith based up.ui rieigion. Rill this "religiosMy'' does not iiic-an mearlev a cri ed to .ffirtn. imr a riMial to follow. No matter what H e tenets of our particular faith, no niatier whether wc worship -n I'hmch. cathedral or symigogiic. fh«‘i*‘ is a basic article of faith lo whieh we all give adhrrance - Ihc Fatherhood of God and the Broth erhood of Man. There i.' one rule of lif. wc all ai'ccpt — the Golden Rule. Whiil are the things for which we arc fighting — if not the appii- insecurity. This feeling of inse- eiirily was f'JUiid licre when Christ cam*' and {ill of th»’ Gos- |)i-ts 'though writH-ni abound in the fact that Jesus Christ, the S' n of God. came ti make secure fiio-so who would believe in Rim. This is brought in Jesus' first ap- peaiance in Gatikc when He said the Kingdom of God is at tiand, the time i.s fulfilled, repent yc. and believe the CostJcl. 'Mark I 14-l.‘)i. The first command, re pent yc, refers to sin and is nega tive. the second believe the Gos pel is po.sitivc and rcfer.s to the Savior. There i.s no sense of se curity until men turn from their sins. St. Luke brin.g-s.out n more vivid picture of insecurity or the general let down of the people .and their ne'ds as he gives that graphic picture in Christ's first sermon at Nazareth 'Luke 4:16- 211, "The Spirit of the Lord Is upon me. Because He hath ap pointed me to preach good tidings to the poor: He hath sent me lo proclaim release to the captives. And recovering of sight to the blind, and to set at liberty them that are bruised, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord. ’ This Scripture is just as true and ap plicable to us poor mortals today as it was on the day Christ utter ed it. Sin has us poor in spirit; Sin has us .suffering from hrokc'i c.'ilion of these principles’ Our fore- fjilhers cleared a continent and built tiomes in the wilderness to feel free to worship their God In their own way. Their religion was a very real part of their lives. Why should we fear the scoffing of the unbolivers and not dare to openly admit our faith? Our boys are not afraid to admit their belief. Think what the popu lar war .songs are: "I had a little talk with the Lord’ "Coming in on .T wing and a prayer." "Praise Ihe Lord and pass the ammunition." Can you thing of similar ones in any other war? In a news release describing Fieki Marshall Sir Bernard I.. Montgomery's "knockout blows” message to the troops of his 21st .^^my Group. Ihe poem hr qimted was given. It was entitled "A Sol dier — Hi.s Prayer," Written on a scrap of paper, it had fluttered into the liands of a soldier sitting in a trench during the battle nf FJ Aghcilia. It is a prayer in which wc may all join: "Slay with n-r. Gf'd. The night is diirl^,: The night is cold: my lillle spark Of courage dies. Tiie night is long Re with me. God. and make mo strong. I knew Itial di.-ath is hut a door. ^Continui'd on bark pagei hcjirl.s: sin has .so many blind; sin h:is us in bondage; sin has bruis ed. us. yes, 'in hJis Ihe world in a state of insecurity, but Christ’s errand into this world Is to give us a sense of .security in Him Peter’s answer: "Thou art Ihe Christ" assured Jc.sus that his er- rand or Mission was not lo be in vain. Immediately he began to teach them, that the Son of m.ati must suffer, be rejected, be kilted, but would, after three days, rise acjiin 'Mark 8:3D. Has (he minis try nf .fesus proved it.s worth? The answer is definitely and pos itively. yo.s. In spile of wars and the inhumanities of man, the .sordid conditions of the human family have been slowly but sure ly changing. The Spirit of Christ in the hearts of men is more in evidence than ever before This is evident nt the San Francisco Security Conference.' 'The demand on the part of the masses for less territorial conquest and enslave ment; a more representative gov ernment. less taxiation without representation; a better way of life; a more enlightened way of settling disputes: a right to be free. Security is the watchword of individur.(s as well as nations - They have a right to it — Christ came and died for it — And at! who believe in Him and will serve Him .shall have it.

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