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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 8, September 1955
Alternate Title Facts Forum News, Vol. IV, No. 8, September 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date September 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
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  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript WINNERS IN FIRST HALF OF 1955 CONTEST 1st Award — $300.00 NEGATIVE THINKING IS CONDEMNED To the Standard-Times: In all America, can no Moses be found who will lead us out of the wilderness and stagnant pools of negative thinking back to the white light of positive thinking and action on which this nation was founded and grew great? We are being led to the high mountain of temptation by native Marxists, bribing us with a pyramiding stock market, to forget our sacred honor, our flag, our posterity and our duty to help free the Christian world, while we clutch lo our bosoms our possessions and so- called security. We sink deeper and deeper into the outstretched arms of lhe devil, lulled by the monotonous refrain: Be careful, do nothing but turn the 'ether cheek, lesl you disturb lhe slumbers nf tin- golden calf, resting on Ihe mythical bed of "co-existence." Grace Bacon 17 Walnut Place, Newtonville, Mas-. 2nd Award — $200.00 CHRISTIANITY OR SOCIALISM To the Chicago Tribune: Teaching Sunday school has real compensation. Somehow it is easier to reach for the higher things on week days if vou have shouldered lhe burden of giving guidance. But, who writes our texts? Who introduced phrases like: "social creed." "ecumenical," "labor justice," "unity of all churches"? ... If I didn't wander from the prepared texts I would become a party to the subornation of Christ's teachings. Christianity is for the individual. . . . What profit is there if we use Christianity as a club to level us all into a faceless mass? Shall we use the church to destroy ourselves.-' Shall we be like the English weavers who destroyed llieir looms? Shall we use lhe e hurches In destro; America's character? We should be deeply troubled. M/Sgt. Edward M. Ilorun 3345th Supply Sq., Box 2184 Chanute Air Force Base, Illinois 3rd Award — $100.00 STATUS OF FORCES TREATY PROTESTED To the Dallas Times lleruld: Engraved in the marble overhead in the- amphitheater behind the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington, are these words "When we assumed lln soldier we did not lay aside lhe citizen. What a mockery our government made of these words when they ratified the NATO Status of Forces Treaty which places our servicemen overseas under the jurisdiction of foreign courts even though thc Army manual thev carry stales they arc subject to American law and the protection of our Constitution. This unconstitutional treaty and lhe others yet to be presented for ratification can deprive lhe American people of all freedoms given them in the Bill ■ ■I Bights. This fail ami lhe pasi detrimental executive agreements demonstrates the necessity for iln Brickei Amendmenl. Mrs. M. K. Alston, Sr. 112 Hathaway, Houston, I exas I Speak For Democracy by Catherine Esther Styles The author of this winning essay in the 1955 Voice of Democracy contest, i- eel Auckland, New Zealand. In winning the contest she surpassed a held of one-and-a-half million high -i liiiol entrants from the forty-eight states, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. IWI nut em American; my people are not American; and yet I, too, speak for democracy. Nol much over a hundred years ago tin- face lhat founded America began to found another nation. Surrounded by the vashless of the Pacific Ocean, a new land had been discovered. The brown- skinned people who already lived there called it Aotearoa, the "land of the long white cloud." Today we call it New Zealand. It is a young country- a virile and growing country, ll i-a land of sea and sunshine, of snow on the mountains, of trout lakes and primitive fern forest, of weird pools where the boiling mud leaps and bubbles, cracks in the rock where the steam comes white from the insides of the earth. The people who live there are a people who love freedom. The people who live there are my people, and when I speak for democracy I speak for them. I have seen something of America. I have watched the crowds on the streets at night, seeing the advertisement signs flashing on the saw edge of the horizon saving: "Buy my product—nn. buv mine, mine is finer yet." I have seen back home in the early morning the man with his horse and his dogs driving sheep. I remember the jostle and pattering rush of the delicate forefeet ami the clean smell of the bracken and the sharp barking of the 'h'gS. I remember this, and I know that those crowds with their faces colored bv the glow of the advertisements, and lhat man out early with his flock, although they are seven thousand miles apart, are people with the same ideals and beliefs. lln' same love of individual freedom And I am glad theit I can sav this, anil I speak wilh all the sincerity in mv power. I know that people, these people, ill people, are the most terribly imports il thing in the world. I know that to make- as many people as possible- as happy ;t- possible is the greatest ideal in the world. And I know that this is the ideal eti democracy. You people of America do nol stand alone. Democracy extends further them America. Two thousand years ago the < hrislinn doctrine proclaimed lhe equalit) ol man. Belief iii this equalit) of man means acceptance of all races, all creeds. Belief in democracy means belief in the equality of man. It means respecting lhe individuality of every human being. INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM At home in thc summer evenings near lhe lime of Christmas, I would sit on the low veranda steps, and hear the beibv ow Is calling in the darkness anil the cows coughing and stamping in the pad- doe-k. emd see the white bobs of the rabbits scuttle in the half-light. And by the gate I would hear the voices of a couple murmuring together, the young man and woman. And I would think: This is good. Ihis is good, ihis life, this land, ihis people—all this is good, the- I"'-1 lhal ever was. I -till believe it is good, but I know now it weis no single nation I weis believing in. but the truth of free people everywhere. And I know thai iln- ineest wonderful thing in the world is the freedom of lln' individal; in mv country, in your country, and in every country. \ot as an American, not as a Ne" /e-eilander. but a- a free citizen of the world in which 1 have faith, I am speaking to you now. I am not remembering lhat vou are Vmerican and I am British- I an I remembering that our voices in- differenl ami our manners, and the i ul of our clothes. I only remember tha' together we speak for democracy. Pane 64 FACTS FORUM NEWS. September, 1955
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