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A Fitting Farewell '
(Firom Raleigh News Observer)
."L Senator Frank P. Graham last week made what Is expected
to be his last major speech in the Senate. It was a fitting fare- .
well. ' 'V
"Senator Graham took the floor to speak against the Mc
Cairran internal security bill, which in the opinion of Senator
Graham and many other Americans, would surrender basic
liberties. In the course of his speech he called for wholehearted
support of the war against dictatorship In Korea and closed
with this bit of his personal philosophy:
The best way to preserve internal security , and human
freedom and to fight international communism Is to make
America so free in its basic liberties, so democratic in its equal
opportunities, and so deeply spiritual in its meaning to all
Americans that America will become for all our people such a
land of freedom and opportunity, loyalty and love, and, for the
world, such an example of human freedom, social Justice, and
international cooperation for peace, that the American story V
will reach through the iron curtain and to people everywhere
on this earth with the hopes of freedom and peace, May we our
selves, in this desperate hour despite darkening setbacks, take
, courage In the sunrise of the new day in the Philippines, Indo
nesia, India, Pakistan, Palestine, and the Near East, and in
many lands in both hemispheres.
Through faith In God and love of people the light of lib
erty will yet shine through the iron curtain of men's minds.
The warmth of human brotherhood will yet melt away the Iron
curtain of men's hearts... The people's hope of freedom and
peace still fly their flags high In the Western World and across
. the eastern seas, where people of all faiths, races, colors, and" s
" nations, look up In prayer to the God of us all tor one free and
federated world neighborhood of human brotherhood, we. pray " '
, God Jnwictlme, ",:", f .
..Those two paragraphs contain the hopes and aspirations
of Senator Graham and millions of other Americans. 1
The United States has long been asking for It - and now
It has it . The "IT' Is world recognition to the extent that we
are having to police the world. We scrapped the Monroe Doc-(
trine In the name of progress. Now we fight, the World over
In the name of progress. Perhaps we are slowly solving our
unemployment problem If the Selective Service agency will use
some common sense in selecting men who have to be taken care
of by society. . ,
Progress may help some people but to our way of thinking
progress towards less work is progress backwards. It Is great '
to listen to planners but If one would get ahead he must work
in spite of the planners. Human nature hasn't changed a bit and
all the book 'learning you can pour down a person will not
change that' nature. A little learning, If properly applied,
helps one to work harder and put in a few more hours. It is
not an excuse to shirk work and assume the attitude that the
world owes you a living. -'- '
Paper is reported to be one of the scarce items today. " If
there Is a scarcity of paper the people can blame no one but
1 their Government If every citizen of this country could re
ceive the average weekly newspaper's mall for one month and
observe the unnecessary printed material It receives at govern
ment expense we believe there would soon develop a revolt
against such waste. It seems to us that the Postmaster General '
or some of his planners have gone haywire on attractive postage
stamps The holler about the Postal department being la the
red. If they would, stop printing postage stamps so large that
it dries one's mouth to lick them the red ink would soon turn
to black. Who takes time to read what's on the stamps. '. The
busy man who buys most of the stamps prefers the old size
stamp he hasn't time to read
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Plumbing and llc:!ir.g
all the stuff they are printing
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A InMtnaitiMut Uuur
SCRIPTURE: M.ttlww SsMJr t&St.
35; Acta HiW-lSi Bomn M:S4I: PhU
lpplani JjTJ-SO; I Theaealoolana 8:18-
:nbEVOTIONAL,RJCAOmOt Ue nj:S.
Leaaoa for October 1, 19M
READER, do you have your Mew
Testament handy? Get It down
and let us go over .a lew para
graphs of It together. What we are
looking tor Is an answer to this
question: la there anything spe
cial, ' anything different, notice
able, about the Christian way of
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Act on the Word -
FIRST, look at James 1:22-27.
"Be ye doers of the Word," he
says, "not hearer only.'' Moffat's
modern-English translation says:
"Act on ine wo
Instead of merely,
listening to if At
the end' of tttts
section James of
fers the only defi
nition of religion
given In the entire
Bible. Note that It
is . ultogther in
terms ! of action,
hahavlnr. life both
inward and outward.
. "Act on the Word" he means
the Word of God, of course. In
verse 21 he has already told ; as.
the Word is like a seed sown to
our Uves, a seed expected to grow
. . . Now look at PhlL 1:27-30. It
you have the King James version,
which Is over 300 years old, 'that
word "conversation" la verse 17
wlS mislead yoa
: What Paul wrote (In Greek,
f eourse) wis no conrersa
Men, but word meaning ma
, ner of living. Maffatt brings -X
out the meaning more pointed-'
lyj "De lead a life worthy of
the Gospel of Christ." What
God wants as to do as Chris
. tlaas is to live like the best
sermons wo hear. Live lives
that match the story of Jesmv
Life of Grace ,
tOW turn to the story' of Bama
1 has In Acta 11:19-26. Barna
bas ' was commissioned by the
mother-church to inspect and re
port on the new congregation, at
Antloch. Were they Christians or
not? : Barnabas saw two things
about those people, and he was
glad: it was a congregation of be
lievers, and ha saw also the grace
'of God. -'
ChristUa Bvlng la a life of
faith and life of grace. It Is -
life tied with God, blessed .
by the grnoe of God. Now this
Is net stntematte. It is net
sometbing that happens wheth
er we wish It or not.
Observe ; what Barnabas told
those new Christians at Antloch:
"Remain faithful to the Lord with
steadfast purpose" (v 23, Revised
Standard Version). The Christian
life Is one -of devotion, a life of
steady purpose, it is no drifting,
sinking life, it sails by the Star of
World Not Christian's' Orange
fjOVH - turn to a group of. pas
sages too fun, as all of these
are,' to be gone .over hero In do
tall. You will have to take time
yourself to read and think serious
ly about them: Matt 8:1-20; 18:
21-35; Romans 12:9-21. The them
running through all these is the
same: The -Christian's ' life Is
marked by a special kind of at
titude toward other persons.
There ore different ways hj
which people regard ethers.
The criminal looks ea all men
as his enemies. Be Is eat to
beat them dewa. -"Git or gtt
' get" Is hi motto. The "aver.
: age - eltbea' who Is no Chris
tian, and even some who claim
i to be Christians but never get
the hang of It, are not so bra
tal aa lha criminal, bat 4helr ',
- main idea aboat ether people
la maoh the same, though they -
are mere penie aoeos n.
X As one of these has said: "The
world Is your Mange squeeze ltl"
What Can I make, what is my cut
what wifl you give me. where do
I come In, bow can I use you? But
the Christian's attitude to other
people 1 totally different What
it Is weS, read these passage
from Jesus and Paul, and find out
Without Ceasing .
THERE Is one more point about
the Christian life. It keeps on.
It grows. Look up I Thessalonlani
8:16-29. Listen to the note of per
severance singing through It aU.
There is a preacher who some
times '- says: "You cannot be a
Christian today. :.. .You can begin
today, because that takes only an
Instant But you cannot be a Chris
tian today. That takes a lifetime.''
The phrases of Pant-"ever
- follow . . . evermore . . . with
out eeaslng . . . hold fast . .
were not mere phrases. Be
y had Ifved f w. f ,
(C-ir'IrM kr M fntanuttoaal 01
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tt prnte.it n Scnuulaatwas. Ututut
One of these days in the not-
IN HIS EPISTLE to the Colosslans,
St Paul wrote: 'let the word of
Christ dwell In you abundantly." To
the Romans Re said: "Whatsoever
things are written were written for
our r Instruction, that through pa
tience and the comfort of the Scrip
tures we may have hope." ?f ;
These words of the great apostle
plainly recommend the constant
reading of the Bible and sincere
meditation upon the truth it con
tains. In a - passage "in Timothy
there Is the classical injunction that
all Scripture inspired of God Is
"profitable to teach -to correct, to
Instruct In fustlce." X; : "Xt
There "are many reasons why the
Bible should be read. The most Im
portant is that it develops the love
of Cod. Nothing Is more calculated
to deepen the spiritual life and the
sense of union with God than fa
miliarity with Holy Writ
Compliance with the second great
commandment thou shalt love thy
neighbor is also encouraged - and
helped by reading the Bible. Man
leams from the Bible' not only how
deeply-and truly God is concerned
about every human being, but bow
much He desires that men should
look upon one. another as spiritual
brothers. The Bible reminds us that
we thai) be co-heirs In the Kingdom
of Heaven provided we are faithful
to Him who created us.
There Is no doubt that reading the
Scriptures creates an inner Joy and
peace of souL' The word gospel
neans "the glad tidings." Who has
not wondered -.. at the , calm and
serenity showing in the . face;, of
some old man or woman as he or;
she pores lovingly over the pages
of a much-used Bible? Who has not
seen the angelic rapture m a child's
eyes as mother or father reads of
the thlngs'Christ did and said while
He was on earth?
Bible reading begets a freshness
nf mind, a cheerfulness of disposi
tion, an exaltation; of the soul The
Bible tins a message for-everyone
old or young, rich or poor. .
The abaft ilUrlat, aaS etket Ma
le viinrinT M
prrii.4 bj Utllilaaa New aarrlaa.
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- Question Box'
Q: Wha were the Abecedarlansf
: XK: A small feet among the
' Anabaptists In Germany In the
16th century noted for their dis
like of learning. They thought
- It best not even to learn to read, -x
as a knowledge of the Scripture
. was all that-was necessary and
: this was communicated by the
' Holy Spirit directly to the be
liever without the medium of the
Q: When did the Jews begin to set
tie In France?
During the Roman reign
over the country about 1,800
: years ago. ' -
Q: What is the Divine Officer
A: The offical prayer of the
Roman Catholic Church, recited
'. daily by the clergy and by re-
-li-'lous men and women. It Is
made up of several parts known
ao the . canonical' hours,' vlsv
- Matins; Lauds, Prime, Terce,
Ecxt None, Vespers and Com-
: pllne. 'i
Q: What were the Seven Last Words
f Christf '
A: The eeven'statements of ;
, Christ while He hung on the
Q: Wbai are the Theological Vlr-
tuea? ( i ' f s . i,
Af Faith, Hope and Charity, :
so-called because they relate im
mediately to God,
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' Bllil.B IN LATIN AMERICA
-:. . Displayed against a map
-nf fauth America Is a copy of .
the Rible In Spanish. Dlstrlbn- f
tiiii of these Scriptures Is re
; ported to be eenstaatly expand
' Ins ibroushoot the continent aa
(he result of lntanaifled Pretest-,
aut munlonary work. -
Jiinlsr C!vsi Snappy
llyrnns ta TV Audiences
WGLEWOOD, CaL The Bev.
ilalph Carmlchael, associate pastor '
'if the Calvary Assembly of God
,-hurch here, U the originator g r
XV show, "The Campus Christian
House," which gives televiewers 'a
lew kind of religious music. .
The' show ; features a. 27-plece
nand,,' which present old religious
lymne in e snappy new style. An
inrmnpanylirg choir sings hymns
'Hlng to the "bebopper." I
Advisory Budget Commission
hearings have polntedto one fact:
The State is going to have to dig
un more money to operate on dur
ing the coming b.ennlum. r
. Conservative Cs.-inates put. ine
additional cost of operation during
the coming two 'years 1951-52
- at $20,000,000 more than this
blennium's record expenditures. "
All of which brings up one big
Question -- Where's the extra mo
ney going to be foundV"'.;!..
Privately, at least, members 01
the budget commission are talking
about a straight across the board
sales tax. Elimination of all sales
tax exemptions, they believe would,
probably bring In enough money
to keen from raisins taxes. And
that's one thing that they want to
avoid --. at least the more conser
vative members are bitterly oppos
ed to new taxes.
i But the new building upkeep,
plus new personnel needed for ex-1
panaea services, jncaua mat uhme
revenue must come from some
where. Everybody -wants a raise,
too. And the general feeling is that
eliminating sales tax exemptions
would be the most painless method.
You can expect a big fight over
that In the coming General As
sembly, anyhow. - -
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Speaking of the legislature,' all
seems to be quiet on the speaker
ship front Frank Taylor of Golds
boro and Fred Royster Of Hender
son, the only two announced candi
dates, are laying low. Even sup
porters of the two are keeping
mum, while just a few weeks back
both sides were claiming enough
pledged votes to win. - Governor
.Scott is staying out of the fight,
and non-partisan observers believe
the race is fairly even at the pres
ent All the calm leads to specula
tion as to a possible, dark horse
jumping In at the last minute and
walking away with the speakership.
In a recent hush-hush meeting,
Harry Caldwell, master of the State
Grange, gave Utilities Commission
er '.McMahon quite a tongue lash
ing. Reports were that Caldwell
particularly was critical of what
he called McMahon's interference
with the rural telephone program.
Caldwell charged that the utilities
commissioner had gone but of his
way to stick his nose into matters
that were none of his business.
Nobody wanted to talk much about
the session, but there were Indica
tions that farm leaders might have
something to,, say publicly abdot
the matter later., . , --, N-
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John Vernon Of Burlington, a
member of the Young Democrats"
committee arranging for the Ala
mance' rally; says everything is
ready for the big do. It'll be held
at Governor Scott's Haw River
home at 8 p.m. October 6. Party
leaders -- Including Senator-Nominee
Willis Smith have been in
vited and are Expected to attend
the barbecue and speakln'. Prepa
rations are being made for an ex
pected 3,000 folks.
Some of the Governor's firmest
supporters were afraid he would
not go all out in promotion of par
ty harmony at the recent YDC con
vention in Asheville. But even his
severest critics were enthusiastic
about his introduction of Willis
Smith and his call for a United
Democratic party In the November
Reports from those attending the
convention are that Kerr Scott was
by far the most enthusiastic boost
er of party harmony on the con
vention program, v t
It seems to this corner that no
other Democrat can do otherwise.
Registration as a Democrat, and
voting as a Democrat in the pri
mary commltts the voter to. abide
by the majority decision. Whether
he likes the decision or not is be
side the point, if he is a believer
In the little "A" democratio way of
You hear a lot of talk over the
State by disgruntled Democrats.
Some are talking of staying away
from the polls. Some are talking
of voting for the Republican candi
date. Some are talking of writing
In defeated Frank Graham's name
on the ballot ' " X:'X:;Xi: -
I feel sure that Frank Graham
would be the first to decry Jte
The best way for North Carolina
Democrats to show htat they are
.17771 fe1," :
believers in democracy is to. cast
a unanimous Vote for their party's
candidate They , may not approve
Of campaign methods in, the pri
mary. But they Implied a willing
ness to abide by the majority's
wishes when they yoted in the primary-
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If they aren't wiling' to abide
by that majority decision, up. mat
ter how distasteful, they ought to
get out of the Democratic party.
But they should remember that
majority rule - regardless of how
or why the decision was reached
Is a fundamental precept of de
mocracy. If you don't like wnat tne
party has done,' the only way to(
Phanse it la to stay In the party
fioht nut vnnr battles. After
aU, there will be other primaries.'
WhUe on the subject of politics,!
here are the latest trial baloons
being floated in the 1952 guber
natorial maneuvers: Bob Hanes and
Gordan Gray now are being men?
tionea. -Both are natives of Winston-Salem
smoke the same brand of cigarettes.
Hanes Is president ol. Wachovia
Bank and "acceptable"; to .conser
vatives, while Gray, the new presi
dent of the University of North
Carolina!; would I find backing
among liberals. Actually, either of
the two would make a good Gov
ernor for the State, and It's not
too farfetched an idea that we
could have an all-Winston-Salem
primary. Probably would be a
mighty calm campaign, though, be
cause it would be almost imposs
ible to find ' anything in either
record on which to base mud-sllhg-lng
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Here's a little" beblnd-the scenes
report on the teacher bonus: . y
I Last Wednesday a revised esti
mate of State revenues was presen
ted to the Advisory Budget Com
mission. Revenue Commissioner
Gene Shaw told the commission
that indications are that the Gener
al Fund will '.net $137,500,000 In
stead of the previously estimated
That evening, the Governor had
members of the commission over to
the mansion for a chicken dinner.
He then suggested that, in view of
revised estimates, that the contln
gent-teacher pay raise -- author
ized by the legislature -- be voted
The members of the commission
Uhen cross-examined Shaw thorou
ghly. His answers were so impres
sive i, that conservative Senator
Grady Rankin was moved to remark
that be was very impressed by
the Revenue Commissioner's thoro
ughness and ability. '
' The Commission voted to put
the pay raise in effect for the first
year -of the biennium - - to be paid
in December if revenues, hold up
through October and a special
press conference' was called at the
Governor's mansion. The Govern
or's private Secretary, John Mar
shall, got on the phone at 9:49 pan.
and at 10:15 p.m. the newsgather-
ers were on hand.'-i:ft'.i.n-?:i-",'
: The raise brings' the teacher pay
range up to $2,000 to $3,100 per
year. The teachers had asked the
1949 Assembly for a $2,400-$3,600
scale, but the final action of the
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$3,100 if a surplus was on hand, -At
the end of the fiscal year,
the State had $13,000,000 on hand.
The teachers called it surplus, and
asked for their raise. The budget
commission and the Governor,
however, said the money was not
surplus but, was needed to run the rt
state this vear on the basis then "
of ah anticipated Income of about
$130,000,000., " '.
By the time you read this, the v
tobacco sales holiday probably will
have ended. , '. .
The v emergency that caused it .
Ma lirnii rtM ohm it hv an effnrt til
naa wvubm a-- T,
knock prices down, some tobacco
men believe. Only about two copj,
panles were buying, one tobacco
nist said, with the others' just loll
ing around trying, to cut prices.
This was borne Out, this informant .
aid. hv the fact that after the non
flgyg were announced prices went
.h hM fairlv firm for the next .
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Governor Scott told Sears, Koe
buck officials last week that he
figured he had helped build their
organization. He pointed out that
more thah 40 years ago he had
bought one of their shotguns. But -last
week, the country boy who had "
saved his pennies to buy a Sears, "
RoejbHick shotgun - was flown to
Greensboro In that company's pri
vate plane to meet the board : of v
directors. He left the shotgun at
hqme, however. - ' - ' ,
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' Speaking before the Advisory
Budget Commission, REA Director
Gwynn Price predicted that 93 to
94 percent of all North Carolina
I arms win nave eteciriuv ujr
end of the Scott administration.
Farms are 87 electrified now, he ,
said. . ' i ' - ' '-
4 The tplenhnna nroblem -: was
something else, though. , ,,
Only 17 of the State's farms
now have telephones. Price said.
The " Mebane Home ' Telephone
Company's manager, S. M. Hupmen
was told last week to either expand
and provide services to the growing
city or else the Utilities Commiss
ion would be forced to give the
company's franchise to someone.,
who would provide the services, v .
Utilities Commission Chairman
Stanley Winborne told Hupman: "
"You can't fun your- company
like you did 25 years ago."
Hnnman ordered to annear
and answer : reports he had set
rates without commission approval :
.told the Commission he had
1 11 . 1 . 1 1M4 M
$14,000 and that he estimated its
present replacement cost at around
$200,000. Commissioners said later
they believed this Was a high' esti
mate, but that the. company prob
ably was Worth at least $140,000
now. . . , , . . j
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Hupman admitted he had arbit
rarily fixed charges on one line
serving five rural customers with .
out getting an O.K. by the Com
mission. He said : that' he bad re
funded .these payments, nowever,.
ana woum not repeat uie euvi.
The case was left open and Hup-'
man was instructed to get 'together i
with the Utilities Commission rate
experts to decide upon a proper
rate for that rural line. " .
A man may have authority over
others, but he can never have their 4
heart, except by giving his own.
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