Paul J. Matte Memorial Day Speech

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that he Taft- to seek for armed of (/P) deadlock unions of rail p. m. Robertson engine- re- No Time for 'Impractical Pacifism/ Colonel Matte Tells Audience Col. Paul J. Matte called on his audience to back proposed Universal Military-Training and selective service "to achieve the necessary strength we must have to prevent wars" in-his Memorial Day address, given last night .at services in the First Baptist Church. "Soldiers are not warmongers," stated Col. Matte, commander of the JCansas-Missouri Recruiting District with headquarters in Kansas City and veteran of 30 years in. the Army with service overseas in both wars. "Our soldier dead fought for eternal peace, but eternal peace without freedom has no value. "After each war we believe it is going to be the last and do nothing more toward preparedness," Col. Matte reminded last night's audience. He recalled in his childhood following the veterans of the Civil and the Spanish American War to the cemetery believing "there will be no more wars." "No Time for Pacifism' "It is time for us to think what we could have done to prevent war and what we can to prevent a.recurrence of what has happened after each war. "There is no call for vague impractical pacifism. In the past our unpreparedness has led us into a holocaust of war. This uneasy peace. There is fighting all over the world, .. "The U. N. cannot work someone is strong enough to stand back of it and make it work. Our country is trying rebuild civilization with loans of money. We are the champion of the small countries. To be a strong-arm champion, we must be able to show our strength or the money will be "We have left dead in all seas and lands of the world. These graves are well attended, memorial services are being in foreign lands for them, taut these boys would rather we something to prevent their brothers or sons from giving their lives in another war. "Today is a day of meditation, "the speaker concluded. "It is our responsibility to see these sacrifices were not in vain." For Dead of Four Wars Last night's services were held by V. F. W. Post No. 2654 Bailey-Bazan Post No. 6 of American Legion in memory of dead of Randolph County in Civil War, Spanish American War and World Wars I and Capt. Waldo O. Eddy, commander of the local office of (Continued on Page 3)

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  1. Moberly Monitor-Index,
  2. 01 Jun 1948, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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