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The Carolina times. (Durham, N.C.) 1919-current, April 30, 1955, Image 2

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( I PAGB TWO tHI CABMJNA TmM SATUBDAY, APRIL 30.1955 NO PATIENCE FOR DEIOYAIIY newspaper has little or ik> patience with oom- TwiiTiigm 31 any other ism that 1 aeefa the violent overthrow of the government of the United States. We are com pletely sold on the belief that thoe is within the frame work of Democracy the im plements which may be used to peacefully change the gov ernment of this coimtry if and when its people come to that point in thnr existence where they feel such is needed. Because we believe in a de mocratic form of government it is hard for us to understand how a native bom American citizen like Julius Scales would become involved in any movement that seeks through violent means to do injury to his own country. L&ewise it is hard for us to understand how native born Americans in our state legis latures can advocate defi^ce of any branch of the govem- merit of the United States and suggest bloodshed if the mandate of the Supreme Court is obeyed in its ruling on segregation in public schools. It appears to us that there is little or no difference in disloyalty be it that of a Com munist or a legislator. We are wondering if the saiAe law that arrested, tried and con victed Julius Scales could not be used in bringing to justice those legislators who in open defiance pass laws which they admit are intended to disobey the United States Supreme Court. We think that when any citizen of this country, in the name of Democracy or other wise so disregards the high est court in the land and directly or indirectly en courages others to disobey its mandate he is a greater men ace to the safety of its -cit izens than those who in the name of communism seek its overthrow. The legislators in North Carolina and other southern states who are passing laws to overthrow a ruling of the U. S. Supreme Court should be arrest^ and sent to prison fa order that this “govern ment dt the people, for the . M)ple and by the people might not perish from the face of the earth.” For if they are allowed to continue the freedom and protection they now enjoy under the protect ing wings of the U. S. Su preme Court and other agen cies of the government this nation will soon cease to ex ist. IHE BAITIE AGAINST POLK) In his “Merry-Go-Roimd” column last Monday, Drew Pearson made a plea for fun^ for the Marph of Dimes — the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis — that has done so much to raise money to finance research for a cure for the disease. Funds are necessary said Mr. Pearson because the annual campaign to raise money fell short last year, and becaxise the Depart ment of Health Education and Welfare in Washington is negligent in preparing for distribution of the Salk Polio serum. Said Mr. Pearson further: “Real fact is that the Na- t i o n a I Polio Foundation, which is supplying the vac cine for all children in the first and second grades will need $11,000,000 to pay for this vaccine. Its credit is ex cellent and it is courageously going ahead. But all of that money is not yet raised . . . To innoculate the 60,000,000 children between birth and the age of 20, which eventual ly should be done, would re quire $120,000,000.. Yet the Polio Foundation will have a hard time finding the money for the first and second grades; which still omits the kindergarten ages, pre-school ages and higher primary grade children just as we en ter the dread polio season.” Mr. Pearson makes a plea to organizations such as the Kiwanis, Lions, Junior Cham bers of Commerce, Labor Un ions, farm groups and others to pitch in and help contri bute the necessary funds to make it possible for every child in America to get the vaccine. We would like to add our endorsement to Mr, Pearson’s sugestion. There is no need for a country as rich as the United States to allow a sin gle child or grown-up within its domain to go without the vaccine on account of not be ing able to pay for it. So dreadful is the disease it should be given to every cit izen if necessary without any cost. We think every religious, fraternal, social, business or ganization and individual should join hands to help wipe out the disease by con tributing funds to the Na tional Foundation for Infan tile Paralysis so that the bat tle against polio may con tinue uninterrupted. HEAPING DISRESPECT FOR IHE UW You read in the columns of The Carolina Times and other newspapers last week ac counts of “panty raids” at the University of North Carolina, sex and liquor clubs at the Durham High School. These sordid acts, committed by young college and high school white students, should remind all of us that no particular race or group has a monoply on all of the morality or im mortality in this world of ours and that all humanity is grass. When college students of any face, be they 2,000, 200, or 20, sink so low in the course of human existence that they have no more re spect for the privacy of wo manhood than to invade their domicile at night or at any time in^ search of their undergarments, we think, the time has arrived for all of us to wonder if we are as civil ized as we think we are. When young people of high school age, be they white or black, organize sex and liquor clubs for the expressed pur pose of engaging in immoral ity and drunken parties, we think it is time for their par ents to fall ^own on their kne^ and pitey for deliver ance and other parents to thank God that their children have yet spared them the grief that attends such acts of de pravity. Legislators of North Caro lina might need to be remind ed that nothing breeds dis respect for law and order like disrespect for law and order. Have these young college and high school students not seen their elders resort to every kind of chicanery to evade a mandate of the highest court in the land? Have they not seen legislators and state of ficials who have sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States deliberate ly spit on that sacred docu ment? No wonder then their youngsters have become dis respectful of womanhood and the laws of decent society. After all we think more consideration should be given young college and high school students who have overstep ped their bounds than their elders who deliberately plan to disobey the law. The only difference is that one eman ates from an immature mind and the other from a mind that is experienced and ma ture. GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Boijamin Franklin, the father of American thrift, would have called it pretty neat housekeeping. But it’s doubtful that it ever could have happened, had not the “little man” brcn invited to the party. We’re speaking of course, of the United States Savings Bonds J>rogram — one of the greatest sales promotion en deavors of all time. Uncle Sam first let his nephews and nieces in on the financing of their govern ment back in the 30’s with is suance of the so-called “baby bonds.” It was the little man’s invitation to put his money where the big fellows put theirs, the safest place in the world, in United States bonds. Today’s popular Series E and H ^vings Bonds are an outgrowth of that first nod by the Treasury in the direc tion of the small investor. They’re still the safest, surest commodity in all the land — safe because their security is the wealth of the world’s richest nation. Every acre of land, every great factory, each towering skyscraper, earning power of 164 million people stand behind every U. S. Savings Bond, whether its face value be $100 or $10, 000. Out of the years of family experience with bond savings has come a unique and little heralded national defense against the twin evils of in flation and deflation, a stabil izing at its source of a vast portion of the country’s earn ed income. When money is flowing freely, bond pur chases help to remove excess spending power and thus re sist inflation. When money is “tight” then bond reserves come to the rescue to boost a sagging economy and resist deflation. It’s as simple as that. When we realize that over 40 million people own Sav ings Bonds, it becomes ap parent that they exert an in creasing force on the nation al economy. The very word ‘‘economy” is derived from a Greek word meaning “house keeping.” Savings Bonds have become a versatile tool of smart housekeeping. Even the smallest earners have learn ed their flexibility — their usefulness not only as long term family savings, but also as a depository for funds ear marked for earlier use. A few figures here attest to their popularity. We know that 44 per cent of all Ameri can families own U S. Sav ings Bonds. Even more amaz ing, four out of ten owners Life Is Like That BY H, ALBERT SMITH A POSTIVE REQUIREMENT OF DISCIPLESHIP «UR FAITHFUL WATCHDO0 will be foimd in the income bracket below $5,000 a year. Today, thousand of sons and daughters are paying their way through college on E bonds, purchased by their parents through the Payroll Savings or Bond-A-Month Plans — savings that had grown 33 per cent by the time the money was needed. Homes are being built, new cars bought, and all manner of appliances and longed-for vacations enjoyed — all be cause the money was saved the easy, automatic way. In spite of his extensive use of bond money for neces sities and luxuries, three- fourth of the E bonds are be ing held beyond their ma turity date to draw addition al interest for up to 10 years. And Savings Bond holdings today exceed $39 billion — an all-time record. These facts evidence great strides in Americans’ eco nomy — their “housekeep ing.” As a group they cash^ and reinvested, or spent for needed purposes, nearly, four and a half billions in 1954, yet ended up the year with half a billion more iQ bond savings. And it’s the smart little man who leads the way. Now let’s hear the Russian version of that one. SATURDAY Oit APRIL 30, 1955 L. E. AUSTIN Publisher . CLATHAN M. BOSS, Editor ALBUtT SMITH, Managing Editor M. E. JOHNSON, Business Manager JB8SE COFIELD, Circulation Manager 1* unitki •t Mrtry Saturdaj oy i, la«ief»eri«»l at Bit B. Pettier** Bt • iMiMid ct*M matur at th« Pott Otfioe MarHi Carallna under ttoc Act of Marrb MMmmI II |11 wWiliit lapnMatattva: Uttcmau No t'.iaraBta« at puMlcatim ot unaoUdtad mata- rlal. Lattara to tha aditor tor publication muat be •tsned and eoafload to 800 worda Subacrlpttoqr Bata*' tOc per oopy: •ta^montha, •3.00: One Tear, tS.OO (Forelfn Countrlei, 94.00 par rear.) Last week in discussing the topic above, we stated that the acceptance of the mind of Jesus Christ is one of the conditions of discipleship. Such an accep tance, we argued, involves be lieving as did He; accepting his word on the essential facts of life-God, man, sin, salvation, immortality—and the adoption of his philosophy of life both ^s it regards the purely spiritual aspect of life as well as the prin ciples of every day practical liv ing. Would Object We took note of the fact some people would object to the claim that we must accept Christ’s beliefs. They would claim that to be an inposition, a I’orced acceptance of Christ’s interpretation of life; that it is the authoritarian me^od of Fa- cists and Communists; the me thod used behind the; Iron Cur tain. These objectors j would say that people* ought to be free to examine and accept beliefs. Necessity of Thought With this position, I agree. But there are some facts of a nature as to make acceptance mandatory. That one and one are two and one minus one is zero is a necessity of thought, and inescapable truth, and is essential to satisfactory- adjust ment in the kind of world we live in. Some things we accept first in order that we might live. We reason about them af terwards. Jesus’ l eacMngs Supreme Now, Jesus stands as the Su preme Spiritual Genius and Re ligious Teacher of the ages. He alone among the great religious teachers of history claimed equality with God. Only He has been acclaimed by any body of intelligent and morally respon sible men, as worthy of the ho mage paid to God. Other religi ous teachers pointed to moral principles outside of themselves as they set forth the way of life. Jesus pointed to Himself as the source of such principles. Must Accept Them It is on such groun^ as this that I base the claims that we must accept Jesus’ philijophy of rife. Accept it on reason? Yes, to be sure! But if you can’t see the reason, or lack the capacity to reason it out, accept it any how! Must Enter Heart of God’s Will Now, Christian discipleship involves us further than accep ting the philosophy of Jesus. Included, is going with him into the heart of the will of G6dlfs personal experience. By that I mean this: even as Jesus lost His will in God's will, so must we. To follow him means no more than this. Certainly, it can mean no less except we follow him a long way off. Requires Explanation The statement-“going with Him into the heart of the will of God as a personal experi ence” requires some explana tion. I say this because many of us hold. to certain positions Christ maintained, and taught; but, as for entering into the ex- perience-well-that is a different matter. \ Take the Matter of Opposition Take for instance, this mat ter of facing opposition, either real or fancied. Of course, with Christ there were no fancied oppositions. But real opposition, he had; and he met it head on. There was no retreat, no loss of faith, no abandonment of posi tion, no retraction of teachings, no compromising or equivoca ting. Many FaU At Point Of Opposition Many of us fail as disciples at the point where we face op positions, I have tried at times vainly to persuade some per sons to be faithful to a Chris tian obligation which they had either repudiated or threatened to abandon. Investigation as to tlieir reason usually revealed that somebody-often several persons-had criticized them. They had been treated wrongly, or were not appreciated. Some body was forever throwing up a road block to impede their progress. How Jesus Faced It Well, just take a look at what Jesus faced. Didn’t folks oppose Him? They called Him a wine- bibber and a glutton, a friend of publicans and sinners, didn’t they? Didn’t they say he had a devil and charge him with casting out devils in the name of Beelzebub, the chief of devils? They told lies on Him and even sought to kill .Him. Didn’t they? itfot -the Faintest Desire Yet, the blessed Christ had not the faintest desire to break away from God’s purpose for Hi^ life or to retreat from with in the xircle of God’s will. He said, “I do always the things that are pleasing to God.” And He encouraged those penalized for loyalty to Christian princi ple by saying: “Blessed are ye when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the pro phets which were before you.” The Matter of Retaliation Take this matter of turning the other cheek and God’s will. srtTHiat did Jesus mean by trnn- ing the other cheek? Well, He didn't mean for me after taldng a tooth-shattering and bone- crushing punch on my left jaw to submit my right jaw to such vicious treatment. He did mean, however, that one should en dure a wrong .1 rather than to “get even" by doing a wrong in (Continued on Page Nine) WASHINGTON AND SMALL BUSINESS Readers ask: “What does dif- closure ot Yalta agreemont mean?” « • • Hanj pimditi take itand dt** olosnre was pare poUtica with 1956 electloiia In mind. Tet Wsah- Intrton obaenren are reluctant to arree anch mfen as Sea. H. Style Brldgea] Is motlvatedj only by poli tics. Sltnitl- cantly. Sen.i WiUUm Know-1 land asks (or, publication •(! ■11 secret agreements in- olndtaiK. those made since lils party has been In power. • * • Once majority of nation's legi^ lators were well grounded in classics and acted ^rith long roll of history’s lessons in mind. This attribute has been largely lost in today’s public life. • a * So-called Brlcker amendment introdnced by Sen. John Brlcker, defeated in last session, and now before this session, and backed by an overwhelming majority ot nationwide membership of Na tional Federation of Independent Bnsiness, recognlies this iliomi- nated backdrop of liistory. « a a History shows republics found er -«iien it is forgotten that It Is basic human nature for un checked power to inevitably create messiah complex. Caesar was a noble and selfless Roman untit he found he could push Roman Senate aside. Napoleon was an ardent republican until he found he could shackle Fren^ Assembly. • a • ■o blame (or Yalta’s bitter pOl to shared by a Ooogreas that per mitted Ita authority to be usurped .(• s«Bh M extent secret agree* nawita could ba made witbeot ita wnroTsl 3y C. WILSON HARDER Real issue now is prevention ot future Yaltai. • * • Almost dsUy examples ahow execuUve branch of government playing rlng.«ronnd-the-rosy, with ddy elected Congress. Har> oU Stassen, head of (oreign aid, now in ciiarge ot disarmament, is under Congressional fire (or taking $2*,004,800 of funds allo cated to bUUa for other pnrposea and buying roUiag stock (or state owned railroad. Ot course, Staa- sen seems to have acquired vims injecting ail who get involved In "one world" schemes, namely, it la sole duty of Congrm to vote money, then shot up. • • • One of fiblest legal minds ever in government, Stanley Bames, head of Justice Departoent anti trust division, created stir re cently vrtien he questioned Com merce Department procedures in holding meetings with so-called “business advisory groups.” • * * From his long viewpoint, ba seemingly rMlixed K such meet ings developed Into "star cham ber” sessions, there would be no limit to whMling dealing possible among adeot («w seek ing to bolld cosy mooopollea. • « * Issue was handled without lurid headlinei. But Commerce Departanent agreed with scUy but firmly worded demand by Mr. Bames that such meetings be held openly; that complete minutes of proceedings be made, e • • So despite all reports that Yalta disclosures are pelltloally inspired, responsible Congrea- slonal leaden are not motivated by this consideration. They are meidy trying to avoid rep^ tions ei Yalta, realising any time Bepubllc’s business Is conducted In dark comers, dark events will take place. Ihere Is ne way to legislate against inevitabOliy of human nature. That to first pria> etfe e( dmocnclM nrvlvaL MFLAtt PIFIATIO Spiritual Insight “OVERCOMiNG .THE DEVIL” By Reverend Harold Roland Pastor, Mount Gilead Baptist Church “In my name they shall cast out Devils." Mark 16:17. fisyou The Risen Christ sends forth his disciples with the assurance that he would give them power to subdue and overcome the Devil. Thank God for such a power. They needed it as wit nesses in a sinful world. And we—you and I—need it too. Sanctified and indwelt by the Holy Spirit we are made con querors over Sin and Satan. In Christ we are promised the vic tory over the Devil, the decei ver and liar. The devil is loose in his work of confusion and destruction. He is Working to defeat goodness and destroy your very soul, your home and your job. Jesus overcame the Devil. And thank God he gave us power -to overcome the Evil, one...“In my name they shall cast out Devils...” Righteousness will win the victory over evil. At times evil seems rampantly triumphant. Be not discoiuaged. In many a battle it seems as if goodness will be defeated. Some of us are fighting such battles now. We feel discouraged as we fight against great odds. Evil seems swift. Goodness seems slow, fight on! God guarantees the victory for God... “The Lord knoweth the way of the righte ous...the way of the ungodly shaU perish...” If you are stand ing in Jesus' name I say to you just keep on standing. Fight on in the face of overwhelming odds. GOD WILL GIVE YOU THE VICTORY. Stand firm! He has promised the victory. We have his word and it cannot fail. Clad in the spiritual armour of God we can overcome the Devil. Fight on in liis name. Fight with the weapons of truth anri God Will give you a day of .victory. The victory may not come tomor row. In Christ the victoryy, will come. You cannot beat the devil with his weapons but you can beat him with God's weapons. Jesus gives the answer...“Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with Good...” You can over come the devil with truth, faith, love, prayer and the word of God, THE MIGHTY SWORD OF THE SPIRIT. Beware of the skilful, decep tive approach of the Devil. Never forget tliat the Devil is a deceiver and a liar. He says it is easy and not harmful. He comes in moments of success. He appeals to our pride anfi-:^, vanity. He appeals to your sense of Importance a)id.-jtistice. Thus beware of liis sweet schemes. He makes everything look sweet and easy. But he is'*' a liar! All his sweetness ends in the bitterness of shame, heartache and tears. His aim is to destroy the unity, peace, hap piness and health o?^ men. Jesus fought and won over the Devil. And he has promised us power to overcome the Devil too...“In my name they shall cast out devils...” Capital Close-Up BY CONSTANCE DANIEL We’ll “Buy” Logan and Romulo After the dramatic pre-Ban dung entrances and exits of the Rev. Mr. Adam Powell (D-NY), his shirt-sleeved finale at a Bandung press conference came to us as a great relief. He had outshouted the Com munists by getting his unofficial shouts in first, and if he in dulged in the exaggerations and partial truths attributed to iiim, blowing hot and blowing cold and berating the Administra tion for not following his ad vice on Presidential greetings to the CoiifWence, he w^, after all, not as bad as many feared he would be. Perhaps, after all, he did some good. Maybe Private Citlzen-News- paper Reporter Powell was just being Powell-ish, as he was the time he scooped/ liis fellow newsmen of the Capital (Open to All) Press Club, in the old days of the New Deal. The guest, for that particular meet ing, was the Vice President of the United States, speaking off the record. He remained off the record for all present except the Rev. Mr, Powell, alsb a guest of the Club, who broke out in headlines in his now defunct ‘‘People’s Voice,*'—“Adam Po well followed, no mention was made of the club which invited him, or of the twenty-odd news men who had the same informa tion, but abided by the rules of the trade. Ah, well-you know what the old lady said'when she kissed the cow! So, after our ears have re covered from the noise of the Biggest^ City’s solon, we'll just buy the package General Ro mulo opened at Bandung, plus his “Warning to Americans” in “This Week’" Sunday supple ment magazine for April 17. We’ll also buy without reserva^ tion Rayford Logan’s feature piece, “Africa, Colonialism’s Last Refuge,” in the Washing ton Sunday Star for the same date—a comprehensive, ,but compact, dispassionate and clear exposition and analysis in a field where Dr. Logan speaks with undisputed au thority. Communism ■ in this and every country where it gets or tries to get a toe-hold, encour ages racism, iiarps on it and thrives on it. Quoting General Romulo at Bandung: “Our quarrel with racism is of skin color for judgment of that it substitutes the accident men as men. Counter-racism would have us do the same, to lump white men by their sup posed racial grouping and gov ern our acts and reactions ac cordingly. It is our task to rise above this noxious nonsense.” “Close-Up” submits that we cannot l>e “for” racism when it suits our purpose, and against it when it doesn’t. Nor do we have to ignore any part of our heri tage or discard any lesons of the past, in order to oppose the pre sent highly’ emotionalized and violatile surge toward it. It will be worse than useless, if, after crying that we and our ■fellow-millions are "Americans All,” we then take ourselves out of the American context and align our philosophy with a counter-racist movement. No Recall for Governor Alex ander In our opinion there isn’t a chance that Governor Archie Alexander of Virgin Islands— an authority on the Caribbean long before he bec;Bme Gover nor—will be recalled from his post. We have been familiar with island problems since be fore the transfer from Den mark. We have known all the civil governors rather well, with the exception of Mr. d'e Castro, and have observed with visiting delegations and dis cussed with them the growing problems o their homeland, as we have with “American Virgin Islanders.” As a reporter we sat in on the periodic ‘fights’ which arose and found their way be fore Insular Committees. Some of the problems were problems, and other minor and often tri vial irritations. The economic problems . per sist and have become aggravat ed for many reasons, chief of which is the limited area in volved by the three principal islands, which automatically limits the population figure. Excellent ideas that would work well on the mainland won’t work in the islands, be cause of such practical consi derations as water supply (de pendent on cisterns.) Transpor tation changes have wiped out a main source of revenue. Porto Rican labor has discovered St. Croix. While the “wish to be American is violently contagi ous" and ideas grow apace, the pocket-handkerchief square mi leage remains the same. Under the Danes there was a feeling of personal loyalty us ually associated with monarchy^ The picture of Grandfather Christophe Daniel, looking handsome and slightly fierce, shows a row of medals across his chest. He was a chairman of the old Colonial Council, made frequent trips to Denmark, and was a Knight of the Danne- brog. He was the type of leader ship—now gone—which gave re- (Continued on Page Nine)

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