, Juhfe 26, 1S47 l*_* tne fiwrt . . ,_._r- Saturday by The Famp.a News, 321 W. Poster Ave ..Fhcma 666. All departments. MEMBER OF THE ASSO>& (Ftill lieasea Wire). The Associated Prong Is entltlrd ex^6 Use fof republlcatlon of all the local news printed in this M well as all AP news dispatches. EnterFd as second class tost office at Fnmpa. Texas, under the Act of March 3rd, 1878. SUBSCRIPTION RATES ' n Pampa 26o per week. Paid in advance (ftt office) 18.00 per 16.00 per Bli fnonths, 112.00 per year. Price per Blnele cow * mail orflera accepted In localities served by carrier delivery. TUB kOAD TO SLAVERY i Abroad, the subjugation of peoples to ruthless and dictatorial government continues to an accelerating pace. The, communists and their satellites are turning the clock of history back, and establishing a new serfdom which is basically no different than that of the middle ages. In Finland, which has come squarely within the cum- rnunist orbit, the government is now engaged in expropriating land, paying only a ridiculous fraction of its value to its owners. The goal is the old one of liquidation of the larger landholders. In the process all farmers will become impoverished. Hungary has now become .to all intents and purposes, a part of the Soviet Union. A government which was approved in a supervised, secret election has been driven out at gun point, and the c-ommossars are squarely in the saddle. The secvet police can be trusted to take care of all dissidents—with the hope, the pistol ,and the concentration camp. This chronicle of despair could be almost indefinitely extended. The patter nof oppression is always the same. First, representative government — which simply means government chosen by the people—is destroyd. Secondly. free economic enterprise is banished, and the state seizes or controls all industry, commerce and agriculture. Thirdly, the free press and free speech are outlawed, and a government bureau of propaganda tells everyone what they must think, say and believe. Finally, examples are made of dissenters so that all the people will know what is in store for them if they resist regimentation. The great lesson to be learned is that the destruction of liberty is usually accomplished on a piecemeal basis. When one liberty is lost, tiie others inevitably follow. A free people can maintain that freedom only if every right and liberty is rigorously defended—free speech, the free press ,free economic enterprise, democratic government. Those who temporize with trie forces of oppression are lost without knowing it—and the only road open to them leads to slavery. Common Ground By ft. C. H01LE8 • In Hollywood By ERSKINE JOHNSON" NBA Staff Correspondent (Johnson on Kl'IlN Monday Thru Friday, 2 P. M.) HOLLYWOOD — Remember all those beautiful cover girls brought to Hollywood back in l!)43 for the Ifilm, "Cover Girl"? There were 15 of them, and all dreamed ol' movie stardom. Today only one, Karen X. Gaylord, a former Minneapolis girl, is istill In pictures. All the rest have married or returned to modeling in New York. Karen, who was a Goldwyn girl for almost three years, is playing hei first dramatic part with Pran- chot Tone in Columbia's private eye mystery story, "T Love Trouble." Karen—"X," she says, "is for expensive" — met Gary Grant in a Mexico City night club last winter, and they still have frequent dates to go dancing. "He likes to jiKcrbuff," she said, "But he docs' a lot of extra steps nobody ever heard of." When tli3 15 cover girls landed in Hollywood, Studio Boss Harry Colin tented a big house in Beverly Hills, hired a chaperon, and made the girls check with him before dating any of the Hollywood wolves. "We took it for six weeks," Karen mused, "and then eight of us got mad and moved out. We never went back." NO TRIE OUT Republic studio no longer is the "quickie" movie plant where they once filmed entire pictures in from isix to eight days. But they still don't waste any time on the 'sets. Walter Brennan, working there in "Driftwood," came home one night and complained to his wife that the pro]) eye glasses he was wearing for his role gave him «, headache. "Well," said Mrs. B.. "why don't you take 'em off between scenes," Replied Walter: "They don't give me time." One of Uic KKO publicity boys asked Philip Uovn his ultimate ambitions. His joc.osp reply. "I should likn to arrive at ji position in iHollywood where when I have a cold it will be referred to us 'acute laryngitis.'" A malt, shop for collegians at the University of Illinois i.s featuring a sundae called "Dick Haymes Special." Tho menu soys it's "two parts nectar, one part honey, served in a dream boat." The astonished proprietor says it happened while he was on vacation. MOSS OPRY VETERAN" Johnny Mack Brown's horse, Rebel, just celebrated his tenth birth- clay as a star—a longevity record among active thespinanic animals. Hollywood caf" comment, as overheard by Mike Mnrkhatn: "I can see why her face is her fortune. She must have a thousand dollars in small bills just in the bags under her eyes." Dane Clark "knocked out" cx- ir.iddleweight champ Freddie Stcele, veteran of 12 years in the ring,.for a scene in "Whiplash," just as the script demanded. "And to think," cracked Steclc as he bounded back to his feet, '-that I rehearsed 12 years—for rhis." Warner Brothers have discovered A Baccalaureate Sermon, With a Bad Influence on 'The Community I recently attended a barca- ,'nureat.e sermon given for the grad- Tiales of the .Santa Ann Junior |College. The sermon was deliver- ind by Rev. John Ashley, Pastor iof the First Methodirt Church. ', An acquaintance of mine who Devotes a great deal of his time i ; n trying to promote good human irelalions in the community re:marked to me that this sermon ; had a had influence on the com- jmunity. I think the sermon did 'have a had influence on the com- 'inunity because it had organized Christianity hnck of it thus many- people thought. It represented Christian precepts. Dr. Ashley was right in warning Ihe American peop!i»of the dangers they are facirJ** He slated flint some 20 civilizations had become extinct. He was also right in his contention that a life not Jived in harmony with spiritual principles would not be successful. He was correct in pointing out that Jesus refused the opportunities offered him if he would take short, cuts. But the reverend doesn't seem Io recognize what short cuts are. At least he did not in thir, sermon. He repeated what he undoubtedly ba,s heard said by some labor leader that industrial disputes should he solved around the conference table. Tills is a nice sophism that on Die surface sounds Christian and American. But the conference table thai attempts Io settle industrial disouies is licked before I hey start. They are not really conference tables al all. In these conferences the labor group contends (hat it is the only one the employer has a right to bargain with, while i(, on 'lie otjier hand, has a right to bargain with any employer. The lakir group has set. up a group of untouchables -the consumers who are •not pcrmitU'd to enter the conference. The consumers have no right, io suj.;gei.'.l (hat they are willing ito do Ihe job for less (ban the. .labor group is demanding. The whole purpose of a labor conference is not. to help establish true, values," but to help establish a monopoly artificial value at the expense of I lie consumer and other workers. There is nothing Christian or American about it because it does not recognize the inherent rights or dignity of all men. And how can (here he any successful conference on labor problems when the members of onrr group insist that thny must have more for their labor than others are willing and able to do the 1 same job for. That is all the conference is about—how much more l he emnlovo.- h-".s Io nay in wriws that Joyce Reynolds and Bob Hut- Ion are a good boy-office team. They're working- in their third costarring film, "Love at First Sigho" —Maria Montez will join her beloved Jean Pierre Aumont in Paris in July. HUGE OCEAN The Pacific ocean is so large that both its eastern and western limits cannot be shown on a single hemi- .sperical map. There were two percent fewer cows on U. vS. farms in 1947 than in 194G, but the 1047 cows supplied three percent more milk. * THOUGHTS For Hit.'; Is l lu< muswigo. tliat ye lifiml from Hit hutrlmiliiK, HIM I we should lovo onu another.—I John * i' * Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time; effaces all memory of a beginning, rill fear of an end. —Madame De Stael. DIVISION :. by Upton Close With Russian-American relations Swiftly deteriorating, it is unfortunate that a great many community, educational and church leaders do not yet have a clear understanding of the two clashing ideologies, ivi their practical aspects. The work of propagandists over a long period of time has been so patient, so subtle that today many •Christian denominations are bitterly divided, fundamentalists accusing modernists of siding against Christian Marxism. The job has been so effective that .groups of students on every college campus are branding as "fascists" (those courageous anti-communists who since the beginning of the New Deal have fought to preserve our traditional political, economic and social order. I am personally acquainted with a number of the so- called fascists, and it is my belief that they would oppose fascism as vigorously as they oppose the threat of communism. What the students do not appear to understand is that the word "fascism" lias been warped completely out of its true meaning and is used as a weapon to clefamo and discredit all anti-Communists who fceeome a serious threat to the march of communist world imperialism. The device of character defamation—where facts and logic could not win—ihas greatly confused the political picture and for several years has hindered the rise of leaders who insist on governmental ac. tion against the Reds. No doubt nearly all the innocents mouthing such worcfs as "fascist" and "anti-Semite" are well mean- ing idealists—but they serve the turies before Marx was born. Jose- cause of the Communists none the less. Some of our greatest publishers lire branded as fascists, their influence inmpaired, simply because they have had the courage to expose the Activities of those genuine fascists —and of the Heel variety—who would ties troy the way of life which Georg-;: Washington and Thomas .Teferson fought to establish. The word "nationalism" has come into disrepute among the innocents who have accepted the Internationalist's definition of it. which is approximately "nazism." Its opposite, "internationalism," has been glorified as to tend to discredit those among us who insist on loyalty to one and only one flag—who want no world imperialist dictatorship, whether of the variety championed by Joe Stalin or that demanded by Harold Stassen. Principal among the agencies spreading defamation and disruptive propaganda are the Friends of Democracy (who reportedly spent $15,000 to destroy Col. Charles Lindbergh as a public figure,), the Anti- nefamation League of the B'nai B'rith, The American Veterans Committee, the Non-Sectarian Anti-Nazi League, the American Youth for Democracy (formerly the Young Communist League), and the CIO-Po. litical Action Committee. The list of interlocking smear agencies, however, i.s as long as your "arm. Some of the most subtle work of the Marxists has been that of softening up the Christian church. This job began, of course, many cen- phus wrote a huge volume about it and in recent times a great historian named Gibbon in his Decline and Pall of the Roman Empire told something of this struggle. The communists of the French Revolution and later of the Karl Marx groups simply took over the job of destroying'the dominant religion, which was Christianity. A racial issue or n technicality of religious doctrine which divides' the church, pitting one group against an. other, undermines the influence of the church and therefore delights the Marxists. It was thus long be fore the world modernist was in vented. Friends of Marxism naturally are glad to make cash contributions to any church faction which causes dissension, especially if that faction promulgates a doctrine tending to discredit the divinity or authenticity of Christ—their prime hate. It is this technique which, applied adroitly for many years, has come to pit Baptist against Bap- Ust, Methodist against Methodist Lutheran against Lutheran; which threatens the solidarity of certain national religious conventions anc which is causing a growing revolt against the huge, leftist-infiltrated Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America. A great historian said 130 years ago, writing about the deceptiveness of the communist movement, "If the Revolution were understood by the people today it would die tomorrow," His observation is just as appli. cable in the year 1947. (Copyright 1947) So They Say The rank arm file of the Ainerl can people don't like this foreigi spending. It's at the expense o: American progress and very necessary investments here and tit home such as reclamation. —Sen. Edwin Johnson (D) o Colorado. The Democrats by their own admission need a $25.000,000 spraying with DDT. » Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York. We represent the -workers, haYit. and brain workers, the people who render services. As for the rest they do not matter two hoots. —Emanucl ShinwelK British Minister of Fuel and Power. As a nation we are apt to make ft alack and white assessment of ine when we are troubled. —Navy Secretary Forrestal. \\ uii.* roinoinitig with the \.\ii'!;- ers to extort, from his consumers. Of course Mr. Ashley sot. clown no rules by which this; conference should proceed; no rules by whi'li \vas'cs are ; o be determined. And how can there be any just decision when HIP one firoup is os- niandiiiK special privileges that ol*ier American cili/.ens rannot liiv.v They aro dcmaiiflinj: il by seniority nnd by ;\ dored shop. Of course the reverend, where no onu can -v.k (|iu::!lions, ran appear to he very aul horitalivcly wise. Ha would bo greatly enihat'cV-.orl, however, if realists were permiUed io ii.-.k c]iie.-;lions about (ho solu- lions lie suggests in (he pulpit. That's the reason ho has Io hide behind the pulpit. A;;; 1 in Ihe reverend repudiates Ihe advice of .lesus, and c\en hi.s own advice against shorl cuts. Ho says iie believes in public education and (hat the Methodist Church believes in public education, ilis and (heir beliefs, however, have nothing Io do with determinliiK -.(•nether or not. public education i.s in harmony with Clod's spiritual laws which lie admits we must live by if we are to live rir.hteoit:-,- ly. Rev. Ashley car.nol. eUe a single s'olilftry cr.se whore Jesus ever advocated initialing force to make people do good or where Je.:'is ever advocaled short .cuts to briny about desired ends such as cduc::- lion. Coi.Tpulsory education is nothing but: a short, eul. II is adopting coercion and fores by way of the slate rather than pcrsua- .-.ion to make people be charilab'c. Jesus turned his back on >';<.;.•!. ruts. Vet Rev. Ashley evidently •lays no attention to the example if'.TcaiK. It he wants Io preach ,'esui; Christ, why does he not. ad- vocal e living by Ihe rules and examples set. by Jesus? Of course we arc in a precarious position, but it is largely clue ,o the leadership for tlto last forty ..-ears of 1he Methodist bishops rnd men like Dr. Ashley posing is representing Chrir.liani'y nnd advocating r.'nd endorsing fraud :ul compulsion rather .than love md persuasion and tencliing by example. These lUclhodis! leaders know. that, something is wrong, •'vut they do not know what it. is •ocause (hey have been advocat- ng the very things that have • M-ought on our confu:iion. Avid low could I bey know when they .1 set themselves apart, from aality that they .are not. obliged j answer' questions? By doinr; o, they are bound to become cou- uscd and worship (lie orsaniw • .on of t.he church rathor'than tlx. -risinal principles on win 'h it .va.i founded. Naturally the only remedy they .njBRest is more of the sum? nos- '.•urns, more ol what they have icon advocating for forty years, •'stood of God's will />"<! _'"''' willed .that all men are equally free and that we must all respect the human initiative; of -all, nol just, those of the majority or I hose admitted to Ihe collective bargaining groups. Yes, this bacriilauvec.lo sermon had a had influence on the community. Of course the columns of this newspaper are open to Dr. Af.hloy or anyone who will answer <iue.-- lions (o explain how labor problems can be solved at a conference where Ihe consumers arc excluded, or how compulsory education can be harmon.i7.od with the precepts taught by Jesus Christ. Or if Dr. Ashley docs not want to use the newspaper, I will bo i;Ind to issue a joint "older paying for space in proportion as used or meet In open discussion any preacher holding a pulpll who thinks he can defend either compulsory education or that labor problems can be solved around the conference tabla where the consumer Is excluded and competition In thwnrtfrt. QUICKIES By Ken Reynolds "How'cl I know it's your watch I ain't seen your News Want Ad offering a reward for it yet!" ROY'S NOW ROLLING IN BUTTONS! IN KEL(.QGG5 PEP, Roy. ONE IN EVERY PACKAGE} AN THSyRE PKIZ NO BOX TOPS OK MONEY TO SEND/; GET STARTED! I'M ASKING MOM TO SUV pep' LOOK, POV! KeLLOGG'S P£f> IS \ GRAND FOR VOU! BETTER , -«C NUTRITION THAN WHOLE WHEAT— N WITH THE DAY'S NEED OF SUNSHINE VITAMIN D IN A ONE-OUNCE SERVING! M-M-M! IT TASTES SWELL-AN0 I GET BUTTONS, TOO' &y Al Drover BE me envy OF YOUR — -"»^r- -~ ^ »»•••• vr COMIC BUTTONS! 6ET ONE AS A PRIZE IN EVBRy PACKA6E OF PiP! ( 18 FAVORITiS FROM THE FUNNIE5! 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