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} j and the the People's Forum TRUMAN KNOWS WAV ABOUT IN POLITICS i called literature field are enough } to cause the rankest heathen i hide his head in shame. Our modern liberalism is nothing more than a cover,-up for libertinism, which has to a great extent, i swallowed hook, line and sinker,' both the press, church and To t h e Klili.r .«!' TliM K«-»IHKOIII:U! It may be that Harry S. Truman j by does not quite equal Jefferson as j upper crust society, the ;i statnemnn hill thf hnvs nrft com- ilim- .Miliocx /··?mcin/ fh» rw»r»nlf» a statesman but the boys are com- thus ruling, causing the mencing to learn, if they did not ( mourn. Thus after our ears have '·already know, that he knows h i s j k e e j j assailed Uvay about politically. When t h e j o u t ceasing day and night, over, [shooting war ended he hastily j the air and through the press , abolished rationing, partly at j ^ y worc j O f mouth, by a conglom- j least., as a political gesture, de- j Ration of "meaningless sounds : spite the obvious i'act that the j uninteligible words and i emergency created by the war W ,h 0 could blame us for fervently ' w .as far from over and in fact had,j longing and praying for the realm /still to go through the acid test o f , - w h e n the keepers of the house to return to a peace- j s n a jj tremble, and the strong men the,time economy with out engulfing the country in a runaway inflation. We'.did a fair job at curtailing, inflation during the war though the ropes had to be held pretty tight but as soon as the war shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are f.ew . . . and the doors shall shut in the streets . . . and daughters of music shall be brought low . . . and desire ' w a s over Mr - Truman .turned one | fail,'* bringing peace to a to bottles, of the ropes loose and thereby invited the animal to run away. ; As soon as the G.O.P. Congress not to be outdone by all the other tortured to the brink of lunacy, agreeing without provocation or equivocation with the preacher that "all is vanity." J. L. WALKER St.-Pauls, N. C. T I O K then or RAPS DISCRJM1N 7 ATION BY nrvrif ITV GENTILITY a "gesture towards the returned service men. The results have, been, to date, most. unfortunate and are now approaching disaster arid with aid to Europe and the i TO th ; .Kdhor of The Koi.esoni.-ui: Marshall plan coming up, to put a j If each point recommended further strain on our internal, i President Truman's Civil Rights economy more inflation is certain j committee tc outlaw segregation with no one able to foresee the j anc j discrimination were enacted .! end. Confronted by this grim fact, j into Federal and state law it rit is to the eternal credit of Mr. ; would only be a futile gesture Truman that he had the courage wilhout anv forC3 whatever j ; to go before Congress and confess l Why , B ' ec believe it or .that he was wrong and to imply ; ^^ the Un ' ited States have ithat so was Congress and to r e - j , , , . . , ., . . . 'verse'his position and ask Con- the most ri § ed : the raost V1C10US gress to do the same. ^ m ° S ,J sen ^ Iess ^te system *° ! Being an experienced politician be . lo , und ln ther world toda y the i Mr. Truman knows full well that J social stalus of each individual i Congress will not go along since '· usually depending altogether ithe G.O.P. cannot do so without { t h e sa y so oi " a bunch of smalltown | losing face to use an expression so snobs, of the female ] long applied to the Japs. Well the | Japs eventually lost their face and j t o some extent their necks and it j well may be possible that Mr. Truman and the G.O.P. Congress, rant of posteri-ty and ancestry, who usually bow to wealth regardless of its subsequent accumulation. " · I am a white man of English one or the other or maybe both i cent, reasonably honest and ·will lose theirs, politically speak- ! trious from necessity, having ing- of course. Mr. Truman knows i never been arrested for i that the G.O.P. will not go along he ! with him so we might ask why [made the request. I Beyond any doubt the 'first I question in the minds of millions I of Americans today is not starvation in Europe or Asia or our rowing with Molotov or even the yet it would be almost an impossibility for .me to become a ber in good standing, in any of modern aristocratic First churches of the land. (A veteran of War 2. informs me that he his wife were refused admittance . . . , -, . , ... ., to such church in Washington, D. , atomic bomb, but where will they r .*,.·.,,,,, tha ,,,, s j j manage to get the next meal, how I ·' £ 8 .i u ; , · u i will they themselves avoid semi- !. TM ere are thousands of homes 1 in this "land ot equality ' that it would be as impossible for me enter as it would be for the proverbial camel to go through the eye of a needle--unless I resorted to a set of burglar'tools, or serves" with the point of despera- admitted through the back tion approaching ever closer. ( a servant. Mr. Truman senses this and had i I-shave lived in this county starvation. This is true of low income groups throughout the nation being gouged at every point and every increase in prices increases the number with ever more people exhausting tneir le- neatly passed the, buck to the G.O.P. Congress knowing full well that they cannot go along with him and that if they wished to it would now be impossible .since things have gone too far but even years, worked- hard "paid my including all taxes required of striving to the best of my ability, to keep the laws of both God man. Yet I am ostracized, being branded as "the leader of the so if worse comes, as it must, Mr. Forces of Evil because I Truman can point to the G.O.P. j on putting hypocracy in its Congress and say there is the cul- j perspective. My name is prit, I could have arrested this j n the jury box' j had they gone along with me. The G.O.P. knows this and they are rn 0 0 n l I,might just as well "cry for the they are rn 00n "., for the*good it would do things out wondering sweating just where to turn. It will.be interesting to observe ' just when and how the next buck will be passed and who ultimately will be caught holding it but of one thing we can be sure. With an election coming up next year there will be more constructive aid to Europe. Nero fiddled while Rome burned and our politicians play at passing the buck while modern civilization speeds on to its rendezvous with the atomic bomb. CLAYTON ROSS Parkton. "TAf K 1ALK PHF4F" CHEAP To the Editor of The Roli.'soni.in: "Talk is cheap, but it takes hard j money to buy mules" was a com- i mon expression 40 years ago. Talk ! has always been cheap, but when j indulged in too freely has Jed the | inhabitants of this world into j chaos. When the human race tried to reach heaven by building a tower, j God confounded their language, (frustrating their intentions. Thus the word "Babel" has become synonymous with "Babble,'"' meaning uninteligible repetition j of foolish talk or a confused mur- jmur. "talking with the mouth" · but saying nothing in a half dozen i different languages. | The quotation is best described i by a world-known Bible teacher ! in these words: "Never before was iso much language tossed about by . reckless persons. The radio has i added countless millions of words me, as to ever expect an to a meeling of "the Decendants Mayflower Migrants," or any of I the "hicktown jamborees" pre-} scribed over by "two bit" snobs. scions of an oxcart era with an ego swelled up like a pizened j pup, giving them a "me and complex, putting them under the false illusion that they are of gentility, "born to the purple." Why is this possible .in a land of so-called equality? Because and roy kind were unfortunate being born on the wrong side the railroad tracks, a crime not of our making, but unpardonable never the less. De you ask proof "prominent" men of this town-it' wealer, church affiliations, and political power spells "prominent" --state recently that he voted, against Al Smith for no other reaso n than he was born on the East side--wrong side--and was fish peddler in his youth- (Hold my head mommy. I am still to my bel. - -er-stomach!) ! Am I downhearted over being a social outcast? not at all: Be- cause it \voul d be just as embar- rassing to me as it would to the "upper crust", for us to come in contact, socially, seeing there is great gulf, man made--or rather ".Hen" made-between us. We speak a different language: Our ideals and aspirations are as far apart as the poles; we even wor- ship a different God. I would i feel as conspicious in their presence, as a hairless pup at a hired dog convention; naked and --much of it trash -- to assail our ears. Books, magazines and news- j ment, so to speak. papers pour forth an unmeasur- able stream. Legislators have brought contempt upon themselves by their pointless va-basity." "High brows have added a new and weird vocabolary to current i literature, which fortunately, the , average reader does not under- out of place, in an alien environ- Besides it is an inevitable fact that we still have nee d of "hewers of wood drawers of water". We all can't be "Tea-hounds. I am n ot writing this through envy: en the contrary I am as happy as a dead pig in the sunshine. Having never been per- stan.d or employ." Thus the world i rn i lte d to reach the cuisine heaven is indulging in a marathon "Gabfest," with no end in sight, ignoring the Biblical injunction of "Thy speech betrayeth Thee."It is conceded that three things, amalgamation, dissipation and intemperance have caused the downfall and disintegration ' of every so-called civilized nation in the world to date. It now appears, that these three are being ably abetted by both the radio and Hoi- j lywood in delivering a knock-out punch to the solar plexus of every worthwhile ideology incorporated j in our American way of life. Our "Best Sellers" in the so- of cavair and peacocks tongues, washed down with "pousse cafe," I am content with pretzels down with rot-gut beer. .Having never been permitted to sit at table with the great and near great, learning the rudiments of Bridge, perhaps under the tutorship of a "parson" with a complex, rather than spiritual, hob-nobbing with the 'champion bridge "Hens" of the civilized world, I am content to sit in a game of stud' poker ·. in!', both the stakes and language is enough to curl your hair. Cross

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  1. The Robesonian,
  2. 21 Nov 1947, Fri,
  3. Page 6

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