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*v« v.ji *»«_ ------ **"** consistent newspaper -JimiBiiea daily except Saturda- • — H *"" *3nttp8. Texfts. '~"~ CIATED PRESS clnslyely to the served by carrier delivery "Men always lose\hctlf of is gained by violence; what is gained by argument is gained lorcver." Wendell Phillips. |WG 'ROCK-A BYE,' AND £>£VELOP A BETTER WORLD? If it were of no importance to build future general ions, perhaps there would be no further use for life on earth.' At least that is generally accepted as a truth. So it is, man is a self-appointed task-master, and we set out as adult htiTnan beings to form the minds and bodies of our offspring- to the best ends for them and their society of tomorrow. But the task—and it is no small one—is not always well attended. Then, in most cases, we have misfits who turn nut. much of the tinn> at least 'lo be delinquents. A delinquent, the sociologists toll us. turns out to be a criminal; and the statisticians then add Dial },<• costs Un- people of the state about ,<?25.<H)0. _ It is also generally agreed if we could have better individuals in society, we would have a better state and nation. I hen, it we could have a better nation, we could have a better world. In that respect, a release sent out to newspapers—one pf which \yo have on our desk at this writing—from The Book ol Knowledge, New York, quotes King Crosby as saying the world's most urgent problem is "peace " Well now, Bing- is just a singer, but it seems he has a good idea' ™ W *i I a ;1 - l 1V01t T' Ti '"' llook sa - vs J()(1 E - Brown (the Mouth) thinks the biggest problem is "man's unfriendliness to man." What Are My Own Ends, Rev. J. H. Skeen, President of the Ministerial Alliance, Colorado Springs? You addressed n letter to me In uhir-h you stated the following rfsoliition was passed at a moet- ing of the Ministerial Alliance ot El Paso County, Colorado Springs: "RESOLVED: I hat the Ministerial Alliance of Colorado Springs disapproves the distorted reason- ings on matters of religion and extravagant use of misinterpreted quotations from the Holy Bible by Publisher R. C. Holies, of the Gnzelte-Telpgraph, to justify his own encl.s." Since when lias it become nec- r.=sary lo gel, the approval of Ilia 1 leads of orjjanined Christianity in order lo quote the precepts of Jesus'* Are \vp still in the days ot As an answer to thot ,. „ ,, . , ' S(1 Pi'oolems. both prescribe education oi youth in the importance of faith in God and in humanity It seems, they say, that faith has been prettv well forgotten in our training of youth—who in a few'vears .will be runninu- the world ' the subject of early vouth limning the world. More attention is being jq'yen training. For instance, the other nay a "lender i,, "the"field ol music suggested at Chicago that mothers go back to the rocking chan- and "LiU), Caby Bunting" songs. X<,t many years ago it was a common sight to see mother rocking her youngest, chanting the- familiar "Hock-a-Byi-H-ibv " Music as Longfellow is c-ivdif,,d with "savings-is the universal anguage of mankind." .Since if s so ,,n,. n said men < "don'l, »,„,,], ih,- s,mo langua,;,," maybe u,, sin, id all teach our child,,,,, music: lor. as John Hrskin,, said, music is the only language in whin, you cannot s-iv -i mean or sarcastic thinf." - v Brawls, from Ui,. street corner variety to the no-man's ° d be " ico ' in(k>( ' (1 ' X T, a °tt e " co ' n(>( ' (1 ' X wo could stop wars— and have better citizens— by merely singing "Rock-a-Hye" to the coming generation. y WASHINGTON By RAY TUCKER PUSH-BUTTON —''Push-button warfare" will make its grisly appearance far finore vapidly on tin- water than on the ground 'or j n UK- air, accorclin gto fonficlenlial .studies and various branches ol tlir armed services huvi- made ol weapons that were ready toward Die close of World War If. Air and land exports at G. H Q believe that it will be ten or fifteen years before there is any radi- equip- s. cal change in their basic ment, tactics or strategy. Not so with the Navy, \vhich will be peculiarly vulnerable to the atom bomb, rockets, jet-propelled planes, guided missiles etc. Withm five years, it is expected that th'e fleet of the future will be as different from the fighting vessels of Work! War II as armor-clad, coal-burning ships varied from the wooden, sailing models that preceded them before the Civil War. The bluepiints for new, naval forces are already on the draft boards at Moscow, London and Washington. "INTERCEPTORS"— It is generally agreed that the capital ship as we know it today—a modern city populated by 3,00 men and ordained for ship-to-.ship combat — will soon disappear, it will be. too vulnerable to strange designs of destruction. It will be supplanted by heavily armored ships equipped with a store of guided missiles instead of big guns, which cannot reach remote enemies in the skies or on the water. Elimination of heavy sixteen and fourtcen-'inch artillery will make'' weight for more armor and a greater store of push-button, offensive weapons. It is probable that large-size sub- NO. 1 PROBLEM n the waves, will become atom- l-omb carrier-;. They will b,. so t | e . .'ijyiiccl timt Uiey (.'an sneuk close to an enemy toast, and catapult, thuir >!'"n't°u 1 i tlj o! W( .'; l l Joris °wr industrial in".„?, . V! ucllnK °. n .' Ncw Yl "' k . l'<?i atomic Pitts- in.stanu-, they could hurl missile.'; as i'ar inland uirtth and Detroit. Aircraft carriers will also u'O the )vay ol the big, bruising battleship, ihey will be replaced by smaller ships known "interceptors." They will be equipped with pilotless remote-controlled planes. Their assignment will be to destroy or divert rockets, guided missiles and atom-loaded planes aimed at the U. As evidence of new naval styles, England has only one major battleship in commission, but intends to build no more of the old type. There is no . is no provision in the current, U S , navy appropriation till for capital construction. Nor did the Admirals ask any money for this purpose. RESPONSE — Republicans on Capitol Hill who want to still Wil' liam Benton's so-called "Voice of America" missed a bet when they iailed to ask Chester Bowles's former advertising partner about the response which he had obtained from his $30,000,000 venture in foreign propaganda. The fact is that, if the Ben ton * Bowles publicity firm got as scant a. reaction from their private puffs as they did from their expenditure of public funds, they would have gone broke a week after they opened their New York Although Mr. Benton had 2,000,000.000 potential listeners to his broadcasts from February, 1946, until May of 1947, he received only Now \vhnf are the ends that I am seeking? Does any man lake an unpopular side such as I have taken on compulsory education to justify liis own ends? When he takes an unpopular side it certainly is not to promote his own ends, but to 'try io be loyal lo certain principles. It is to try lo obey a still small voice. Tin' 1 ; resolution was passed as 3 result of my quoting Jesus at- templing to show that: compulsory education was i-icompalible \viili Mis teachings. You as president of the Ministerial Alliance made no attempt to answer the questions resulting from thosa quotations. You just passed an evasive, romantic, mystic, authoritarian resolution disregarding ev- ory question I asked and implying that f was seeking .some selfish fiuls. Is such a resolution helpful? Would you tell a child you thought had made an eri;or that ho distorted and misinterpreted without telling him how? How ran 1 correct my errors if you s.imply say you do not approve? Will f have lo submit every quo- laiiun I cite from .lesus to get your npproval and have you lell me v/iiat it means? Is thai a Christian brotherly approach? Do you contend that you or any other individual ever had a right to use force to mane another person help pay for your ideas ot education? If your answer is no, as it will have to bo unless you believe in anarchy, then how can you transfer to the Stale the right to (Io something that you yourseU never had a right to do? By GRACIE ALLEN I see that a doctor told th£ American Psychiatric Association that mothers who have been stenographers or salesgirls are apt to raise ;heir babies as "'"" " " rhough they were t y p e w r iters or : a s h registers. Well, practice in changing types' r i t e r ribbons might come in handy when the aaby needs changing, but there the similarity ends. Not eevn the silliest mother could confise oiling a typewriter with bathing a child. The typewriter holds still and never kicks you in the eye. And when you put the cover on a typewriter at night it doesn't throw it all over the room by morning. I must admit my brother Willy, as a child, was similar to a cash register. He swallowed all the small change that was left lying around, and Mama frequently took him shopping instead of her purse> She got so she knew exactly how many times to shake him to get out odd sums like $1.98. The government, buying wheat to feed the world, bids against American housewives for the same wheat.' Inevitably the government's action increases the price of bread.—Robert R. Watson, chairman National Association of Manufacturers. this vast au- 140,000 letters from cliencc. And those communications came in after the Benton broadcasters had begged, bullied and wheedled the auditors into writing their reaction to the costly program. It was not n spontaneous outpouring of emotion from abroad. RUSSIA—Only four letters have come from Russia, whose "iron cur- lain" the Benton ballyhoo is supposed to penetrate. The reason may be thai- there are only 400,000 radio receiving sets inside the Soviet, and most of these are owned by Stalin and Politburo members, not by Russian workers or peasants. . Three of the communications from Russia simply asked for aid in finding relatives in the United States. The fourth was critical of our professions of democracy. It questioned whether we knew the meaning of "democracy," in view of 'our treatment of the 12,000,000 colored people in the U. S. MARRIAGE—A total of 73,000 letters was inspired by the "Voice of America" in the first four months of 1947. Twenty thousand came from the American-controlled zone in Germany, and another 20,000 i'l om Italy. Thus, only 33,000 originated within the countries where to counteract Commun- Forty percent of the writers are women. Most of their letters ask for personal favors, information or advice—a sort of Dorothy Dix forum. Many ask merely the location of ex-G. I.'s, with marriage in mind. QUERIES—Friendly people^, like the Britain and Scandinavian countries, want information on industrial, technological or scientific advances over here. The "Voice of America" admittedly is not equipped to answer these queries. But a letter carrying a three-cent stamp could elcit the desired data from other agencies whose appropriation is much smaller than the Benton bill of $30,000,000. WASHINGTON -'NEA)_ Sec-1 withdrawal of American armed for- retary ol State George C.- Marshall'. | ces from Germany. Policing of the ny Policing of the recently announced intention to j u. S. Army would still be necessary. complete transfer ot U. S. military ; Only the officials concerned with government in Germany from the i political affairs would be changed War Department to the State DC- \ m S0 me cases this might merely partment has moved one .step nearer j mean that officers new on the job with the departure lor Berlin of j would be permitted to resign their Assistant Secretary of War Howard ; commissions and carry on their nre- C. Peterson. He carried with him ' SC nt work as civilians first plans for shifting the U. S. ; While the TI ' gS" TS^'Ver^ou' Yout ! ' trol. These plans weie worked out, j zone, only about 6000 of them military government. He took off his uniform and moved to the State Department in February 194G at the request of Secretary James P Byrnes, to carry on as a civilian the work he had begun as a soldier He likes the work, but as he says he is rapidly going broke at it, he has to give it up. This shift in the directing head of U. S. military government at the and men | policy-making level comes at a mo, in conjunction with Maj.-Gen. John are directly concerned with military H. Hilldring, assistant .secretary of government. This number is being — being constantly reduced as Germans are government, This is in sharp con- state . for occupied areas. Iri Berlin the plans will be discussed with Gen. Lucius D. Clay, U. S. commander in the European | trust with"c:onciitio"ns"in'"tne''o\ner theater, and his political adviser, i zones, all of which have much larger Robert C. Murphy. Murphy would I occupation forces probably be in line to succeed Clay I The problem of securing compe- 8 S {top American official in Berlin tent personnel for administrative When the transfer of authority is | jobs in the government of occupied '" ' — ment when Germany is more in the news than at any time since the shooting war was on. It is still America's number one problem, the more self- j key to solution of all the other W&S& |f t}je preliminary plans are ac- pegfairte to Clay and Murphy, 1'ur- thei' £teps to complete the ndminis- traiion transfer will be made on Bjgjieyspn'a return to Washington, in tile n,6Kt few weeks. - SJlpUJci the shift from military to civilian control be made within the next lew months by the- u. s., lljf Jone WPUld be the first in occu- r>ied' GerHiany to demilitarize. It ^^^'j, significant step in the of democatizting Germany. !TJ,- g.,has njade far wu - e pro- this direction ttian the Bri- iljcli 8ftd Russians in their gpjie jifPUid S|$ an ••-- areas will be the most difficult problem which the State Department will face in taking over control from the War Department. It will extend from the Lop right on down. For Assistant Secretary Hilldring is resigning his job in the late summer. Reason for his retirement is tha same as that given by Undersecretary of State Dean Aeheson. Both simply can't afford to go on working for the government when their, expenses are greater than their income. KEY TO ALL OTHER PROBLEMS It might be an advantage to the government if it would keep at his desk the man who is most experienced and best grounded in all the problems oi : U. S. military occupation. During the war General Hilldring was on active duty With general staff, in charge of problems of Europe. What is happening in Germany means just as much to the isolationist corn and wheat belts of the midwest as it does to the moivn internationally minded seaboards. For every bushel of grain or every ton of coal now being shipped from the U. S. to Germany has its effect on the price of bread and the size of the tax bills here at home, By a .stranee quirk of the war, prosperity in the victorious U. S. is again tied up with Germany's poverty. That is the importance of Herber Hoover's statement to the House Appropriations Committee. The former President endorsed all that has been done and is about to be done in contributing to German relief and trying to build up German economy. But he calls for new efforts to speed up the process of reconstituting Germany and easing the burden of her upkeep on the American taxpayer. This is the big unfinished business which civilian government will have to take over from the military. Do you think you could trans" fer to the State the right to make every person attend and support Protestant churches? Where did Jesus ever advocate the use of compulsion, coercion or force to make people do good ''or to make people be charitable? ' How do you harmonize such statements as the following which you claim were distorted and ex- trovagant with the State having the right to use compulsion to ; maUe children attend school and to make people pay for majority rule education? I re-quote: "Who made me a divider over you?" . "Have not I a right to do what I chose with what is my proper- 'ty ?"-— Weymouth. "Take iieed and beware of covetousness." "Not my will but thine be done." "All Uiey that take up th« sword will perish by 1he sword." "Whosoever shall exalt himself shall become abased." "Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth." Will you be fair and kind enough to explain how these quotations are distorted reasoning when applied to the State having the moral right to initiate force to try to educate people to please the majority? And if you cannot tell how they are distorted, what moral Christian right do a group of ministers have to disapprove these quotations? How are they misinterpreted? Do they not apply to everyday life? Are they not real guides of human conduct in cases? Should not every Christian be loyal to these quotations and try lo live by them ? No person living in harmony with the Ten. Commandments and the Sermon on the Mounl, in this day and age where we have free .speech, is ever embarrassed questions. He never needs to evada answering questions in order keep from contradicting liimselli 1 He is always willing to answec questions /rankly and briefly. has no dead-end or unanswer questions as to what is right and wrong. With this test it would seem that since you refuse to answer questions that you and the Ministerial! Alliance must be using "distorted reasoning" in your advocacy compulsory education and not myself in opposing compulsory education. I am willing to answer questions any time with a stenographer present and will limit each' answer to a minute. But your organization refuses to do so. The truth is never embarmssed. Only those people who have not been bornj again and again and again till they! can answer questions without con-j tradicting themselves, have to hide) behind groups or mysticism romanticism or pulpits or icons orj the excuse of being too busy or the Holy Bible in order to evade ques-j tions so as to appear to be rational and in harmony with God's law. It is hard to believe that you would ever have signed such resolution had you been familiar with such great masterpieces "Christianity Is as Old as t h c' Creation" by Matthew Tindall; the, "Henry Jackson Edition o£ the Thomas Jefferson Bible," "Progress and Religion" by Christopher, Dawson, "The Warfare Between Science and Theology" by Andrew! While, "Reconciling Liberty With! Government" by John "Burgess, or; Frederic Bastiat's "Harmonies Political Economy" or "The God of, the Machine" by Isabel Patterson,! that Ayn Rand says is the greatest! book published in the last 400, years ancl LeComte du Nouy,; French Scientist and author of. Human Destiny says is a very rc-| markable and amazingly intelligent, •book which deals with all the pro-j blems man has to face today. The columns oi. this paper are open to you or any member of the 1 Ministerial Alliance to al tempt to harmonize compulsory education with quotations from Jesus Christ Of if you do not care to use the newspaper, I will issue a joint folder paying for space in proportion- as used, Or, I will meet you in; public AtscusGion where each per-; son ha* equal time and that the answeiv to questions for each part; ure limited to an average of i, minute so there can be a lot o I questions and answers both frorr'j each other and from the floor. /. stenographic report can be taker; urid printed verbatim. The truth always wins wherij properly presented. It never need:-' to evade. "Ye shall all know iht truth and the truth shall mak( you free" evasion in dilemma. from the need oj order not to face ;| * THOUGHTS For I was an hungered, and vc Ifiivo me meat; I was thirsty, and yu Buve mu drink; 1 was u .straii- ser, and ye look me In.—Mnlihew He that bestow.s his goods upon the uoor Shall imvo us much nuafn, urn) ten times more. —John Bunyan. MAYBE IT-4 WAS ON THE fill If WASf<t FAULt DEAR, THAT It WAS ON TM6 OTHER Sitfe THE I GUt OUT AND MAILED THAR GO LONESOME ) THEM RED ¥ THAR HE. GOES — POLECAT, MAKIM' HIS < FEATHERS \ A-FASSIM' PORE U'L NV5HTLY CALL ON OLD MINNIE. MUSTACHE., FATHER MUSTACHE. BUSINESS.'/ WIFOUT SO MUCH AS A HE GOT ON HIS ,/UAS' TIME NEW sTonE HAT; PA INJUN WIF A RED _J/ WORE ONE FEATHERS' 1 ) \ ROUN'HYAR, THAR WERE A MASSACREE/:' NEIGHBORLY GRUNT- JUST LIKE HE. DOES EV'RY NIGHT. T HELLO/ALBEBT.'ISEE FWHEE DIDN'T SET OUT TO MEET WE, Hi's susVi MISS KfefMSLF. ME.PAPP ARRIVED FROM NEW SIOEOM Pfr^PP IS THE IM CHWeSEOFWS RW>|0 PROGRAMS, X THOUGHT MOUft DAt> W»6. (jgj^g, (SBfS M WAS DOWN HEfcE TO %FROWW90MW ftIM GET MVA.V FEOM BUStfJESS JP^SSIOM t« Wt* OP MEW SOJIH EITW6R.PH6MW® GIDE NOW IP THESE A^MERIC^N5 ARE SUCH WONDERFUL WARRIORS, LET THEM PROVE IT By SLAUGHTERING ONE ANOTHER-OFF TO THS ARENA WITH THE VT WOtt'T HURT YOUR 'ASACA.Tri.e- TO LOSE i AMD I i rtAKE IT WORTH YOLiR. WHILE/ TOES THIS AWSWER tOUR QUESTION DOLLAR.? 5OO.S6.i5 CHICKED.' REfAUO RAISINS BUT OUR VJKt U<=)tD TO TE.U. MP\ THAT Pi KNOCK ON THE , Htf\D rttYJPr.O TO ROUSED OFF CORNERS , CPiLi=>£O FIRST >>!O uOSH 1 FUVV TOO tAUCH I I UN HUW-..UWH-, If I CALL IT TELEPHONE SQOATITIS UMH—Y3AH- MATCH/ L DOM'T MEAN TO BE AM OLD FOQEV, FINE .'Irs HISM E>UT THIS SABBIMG HABIT IS GETTING- . onr OF UAMD / _ -S. J.T& MORE v THA^ r r- DISEASE OVER./ But I wasn't right, 1 was dead .wrong. ) 1 DON T IET THAT PHONE CALL BOTHER YOU TOO MUCH. BAT. FIGHTER3 HAVE TO EXPECT 5CREWY THINGS LIKE THAT. THE GUY WA5 PROBABLY A CRANK. VOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN, \, BABY. HE'S GOOD LOOKIN; YOU'RE ASWttL DI5H-- MAYBE THE -J 6UY MADE A PASS AT YOU. HE'S AIN'T HE? LISTEN, CONNIE, IF BAT WENT TO FLINT ABOUT THAT THREAT WE'VE GOTTA ACT FAST. DID ANYTHING ELSE HAPPEN WHllE FLINT WAS HERE ? <r<i^>^; ( MISS GRAYS _.-. 7>- ^r>J SUGGESTION 'MIGHT NOT BE AS RIDICULOUS AS IT SOUNDS, BOYS, IF YOU COULP DO THE JOB IT WOULP £AVE ME THOUSANPS OF DOLLARS ^,. MJ ..,Br AND HEADACHES.' OKAV...OM YOUR, WAY. .REMINP YOU THE BEST ST< TP Mi, ARP THE SIMPLE, ;S. ..BETTER TAKE'MISS WITH YOU TO TAKE YOP Of -. *CLIFF-HAN<SEFy TfsCI L AVV, eee, POSS.,.YOU PON'TXNQW/- WHAT THIS A-lf AH5 TO ME AS A WBltBR. IVE BEEN IN THE so LONG ive gecoMe A PRONE ...HEH- HFH;. .©AG i VOU UpOK LO/Eliy, DEAE TOU JUST CCUT HAVE Ti ME To !NVSV» oF**euf? vou'o BETTER StJU'LL t HAVE To SToP AT A1JWT EL-LEW'S &OIN& WITHOUT n MOTH'EC able

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