d^, DecemHer 23,1938 HOPE STAB, MOPE, ARKANSAS PAGE FIVE » »* A CHRISTMAS EDITORIAL By Bruce Catton ? AN Always, Christmas Will _ Survive Adversity The outlook for peace on earth and good will toward men is probably darker this Christmas than on any Christmas since the end of the World War. No one needs to be reminded that the world is moving rapidly in the direction of a new war, that bitter fighting rages in Spain and China, and that the very opposite of good will is enshrined as a fundamental principal by some of the world's greatest nations. Yet this is not at all the same as to say that AVC need to despair. The world may be sadly, put of tune with Christmas; yet those who believe in the Christmas message and look ahead to the day when it shall exert a stronger influence in the hearts of men th/m it now exerts, have all the more reason for taking a new hope and a new courage. For it is of the essence of the great Christmas story that it will survive any adversity. This poor earth has faced dark days aplenty, since that miracle of the star over Judea, and has lived through periods in which it seem'ed as if the last hope for a reign of peace and good will had vanished utterly; yet the Christmas story lives on, forever rekindling in men's hearts the flame that shall some day give us light to build on this earth the city of God. And it is by our faith in the certain ar- rivel of that day—by our faith, in other words, that there are values above and beyond those of the distracted, trouble-torn present, values which, no war lord can kill and no pogrom of blood-purge can tarnish —that we must get on with the business, of living. For we don't live by bread alone, and the rough road.through life must be lighted by a belief in things which transcend the trails and defeats of every-day existence. We have to believe that the verdicts of the material world are not final, that man lives for a destiny that is beyond and above anything which happens to him on earth, that somewhere- and somehow there is a force greater than we are which works silently and eternally to help us attain our ideals. - It is easy to lose that belief—temporarily, at least. The demands which life makes on us don't often leave much time for cultivation of things of the spirit. Unless we can occasionally get in touch with some outside source of strength and confidence, we are all too likely to suffer the deep discouragement that comes when faith is at an ebb. Christmas gives us that faith, and renews it perennially. The spirit which infuses every family circle, when the Christmas tree i;s alight and the sound of the old carols rings in the crisp air outside, is ' something that cannot die. In the darkest hours, it shines like a beacon light along the hard the race must travel; by the vision it gives us and by the faith it inspires we can go ahead with courage and good hearts. Dinner 35c Merry Xmas CHECKERED CAFF. May 1938: F.D.R. Gives Tax Talk to Graduating Class Expounds His Tax Philosophy to a New Deal Model Town ' MERRY XMAS To Our Friends and Customers We have enjoyed serving you and hope to continue serving you during the coming year. LEO ROBINS C O N C E DE ETHIOPIA League of Nations Formally Gives Up Resist- ing Italy Chapter Five of a Montli-By- IMonth Kcview of IMS. By VOI/1'A TOltltKV AP Feu lure Service Writer Tu the; high-school graduates lust. May in Artliurclal, W. Va., a New Deal model town, President Roosevelt talked taxes. Previously lie had raised the question of. taxing government bondholders. Business men, on the other hand had spotlighted another issue, the undistributed-profits and capital-gains' levies, and Congress finally had passed a bill to modify them. In his commencement address, Mr. Roosevelt announced his decision to let that bill become law, but he wouldn't sign it. And he told the class of '38: "Our whole lax system, state, local and federal, can and must be greatly improved in the coming year. Primaries had begun. The President wouldn't talk about them. But his son spoke for Florida's Sen. Claude Pepper (he won), Secretary Ickcs criticized Oregon's Gov. Charles H. Martin (he lost), and Jim Farley urged Penneylvania Democrats to nominate Gov. George H. Eurle for sen- Our Christmas Gift to You Special Turkey Dinner With All the Trimmings 4 for S1.00 DIAMOND CAFE Hope Ark (Continued on Page Seven) MERRY CHRISTMAS Capital Coffee Shop—Dining Room MENU For Christmas Day Shrimp or Tomato Juice Cocktail With Toasted Crackers Celery Olives Pickles Koast turkey or Goose with Dressing Giblet Gravy Cranberry Sauce Holly Salad Cream Whipped Potatoes, Green Butter Beans Ambrosia Xmas Cookies Drink Salted Nuts Dinner 50c Plate Lunch 35c Our Sincerest Christmas Greetings and to Wish You a Happy New Year. J. L GREEN DRY CLEANERS Phone 226—"We Know How" Hope Ark.
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