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"f i AMERICAN SEN. REED EX-SERV. MEN Addressing 2500 Day Celebration;, At- Klan and Un-Ameri* as Like a Rattle Crib With a Baby. -----,=...._ Reed of Kansas City, Se- Senator from Mis- the principal speaker Day exercises in the Regiment Armory, and Grand boulevard, after paying sounded un-American influ- today. He sharply Klan without men- organization by name. were willing to fight and to the ex-servicemen, and Stripes and for should be willing for the flag and for lib- call upon you who fought safe for Democracy, safe for America." warn you to be carefu to maintain Democracy against establishing an 200 Assembled and Armis- were assembled ] and Reed was accorded1 Fresh from his vic- in which he was re- Senate Reed showed but his voice condition. Platform were: John General during s administration, and Vital, veteran of the a chevalier of the Le- and bolder of the Croix Roy. F "- ater Kennedy, American Legion chaplain of the and Thirty-eighth Infan- the invocation. in part: COmpliment ever paid by the veterans as they passed the I do not know any language to ex- that surged d and thrilled my those marching col- Zed the fact that.a lit. boys with laughter Were charging into the hell, with jaws set with no thought orward, forward." of Other Wars record of this war n0 division of the Am- over retreated a single beginning of Am-' until the close. rget the veterans of old battle-scarred he- war and the soldiers American war. (The civil war and' Span- War veterans were lusti- Orget the mothers who sacrifice, for the Was not made hy the on the field of ear- mother who as she remembered him as a her breast and still of his little hand hers torture. thought: This has its corn- not a man who fo- and Stripes over the a mother who strug- hide her feelings as son, not a father who y to keep back THE GUARDIAN his agony; not a tender girl who wentlerty? A govermncnt where there a thousand deaths before he would let 1 into the hospitals in France to, with would be no prescription against a'America interfere in the affairs of I gentle hands, assuage the agony of person because of race or religion. France,but he would make the best the wounded aml dying; not one has Each was to be entitled to stand on lfriend, the best intenmtional p;tl, if not come forth better American citi-lhis own feet. We were to establish a lyou please, in the world." " zens. i democracy. Any man who will pre- Struggles Over Politics scribe a nmn because of race or re- SAVEI) BY A PROMISE In s'ome struggles of a political na- ligion is not; acquainted with the prin- On a little island there lived a num- ture--na'y, they were bigger than pol- ciplesof American liberty. itics--in the past few years; in the struggles over American policies that sink far deeper than politics, I have noticed that the men who were in the front ranks were those who wore thee Blue and Gray. They seemed to have the same determination--that Ameri- ca should remain American. As a look into the faces of these young men here today 1 know you, who were willing to die on the field of carnage for the Stars and Stripes and for American liberty, should be willing to live for the flag and for American liberty. "So far as I am concerned, I voted for this war because our flag and our nation had been insulted, and for that reason alone. What Is America? "But the idea tlmt we fought for democracy seems to have taken deep root. I have no quarrel with it, but while democratizing America let us be sure not to autocratize it. I know no better time than this to ask 'What is America?' It is not a land--it is a people; it is not ideals--it is princi- ples. What is America? What are Americans? They came from all lands--Huguenots from France, Nor. wegians and Swedes, Irish Catholics and Irish Protestants. The Germans came at many different times, and for different reasons, but in nearly all in- stances those who came from every land came to escape religious intoler- ance or unbearable economic condi- tions. When they came they had one common principlethe love of fre- dora--that was the soul of America. "I care not from what land you came or what may be your creed, if you love freedom and have the cour- age to uphold it you are an American md have a right to be here. The rev- olution was not a clash of race or re, ligion, but a rebellion of human be- ings determined to establish a free nation. My friends, if you examine the Declaration of Independence you will find it signed by men of all bloods and creeds. On the muster rolls of the revolutionary armies you will find names representing all bloods and creeds. So these votaries of liberty went forth to fight for human liberty and there came to their aid those lib- erty-toying Frenchmen, compatriots of the gallant Lafayette. All Fought for Liberty "So all races and :ill creeds fought for liberty. What was to be this lib- Carroll of Carrollton John Carroll of Carrollton, who signed tim Declaration of IndeIend- once, was a Catholic. He gave his ad- dress so that if the British sought him they would not hang the wrong man. Solomon, a Jew, loaned the struggling nation more money than anyother man except Morris. Solomon also loaned James Madison money upon which to live in his latter years. When we go through the revolution we looked upon every man who loved liberty and was loyal as an Americam i Next came the war of 1812 and Catho- lics, Baptists and Jews and all the or, hers fought side by side. If there had been a Salvation Army then, they would have been on the firing line 'also. Then in the Mexican war and in the Spanish-American wai- they stood side by side. In the civil war the nation was not divided upon ro- ligious or racial lines, but for eco- nomic and geographical reasons and the Americans of all classes and creeds again went into battle togeth- er. Assails Ku Klux Klan "Now the boys are back from the last war and they had ]mrdly gotten the mud of the battletield scraped I from their boots before men in Amer- ica of all classes and creeds, who had been saved by other men of all classes and creeds, formed an organization to proscribe men because of their blood or religion. That sort of an organiza- tion is like a rattlesnake in a crib with a baby. Disgrace to Flag "To talk about the brotherhood of man and then preach discod and hate is a disgrace to civilization and an af- front to the American flag. It is no wonder they hide their cowardly faces behind pillow slips. "Let's see if by the further merg- ing of the racial groups and classes in America we cannot further advance American liberty. Let's see that pro- scriptive legislation comes to an end. This is our America. We intend to preserve and protect it. We do not in- tend to let anyone interfere with our domestic affairs and not much in our foreign affairs. At the same time, we won't interfere with the affairs of England or France or Germany or any other nation. I "I don't want to be guilty of an ira- [politeness,but (pointing to Capt. Vi- Jca]) this gallant ntleman would die ber of fishermen with their families. Fishing was their only means of sup- port. Among flmm was a family of five who were noted for their piety and religious demeanor. The another of this family had a great devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Whom she placed all her trust and hope. As the inhabitants of tlmt island were poor a elmpe] was built for them by one of the religious orders through the courtesy of a wealthy woman, and was conducted by Father Gabriel, a,i Capuchin priest:. This chapel was ded- icated to the Sacred'Heart. Mrs. Winton had two daughters and one son, whom we shall call George, who had begun to follow the avoca- tion of a fisherman like his late fa- ther. The flock of loather Gabriel dearly loved their pastor, who was so devoted to their spiritual and tem- poral interests. The Wintons were always among the most punctual of his little flock at all the services as also in all good works. One day George came to his mother to implore her permission to join a crew of fishermen who were setting out on a deep sea fishing expedition. ACKER & RYAN STYLE ALL 'I'HF WHILF GENT'S FURNISHINGS AND SHOES 219 MAIN ST. NORTH LITTI.,E ROCK, ARK. PHONE 4-1787 U' MUEWLY BROS. MACHINE COMPANY 1617 Welch Street LITTLE ROCK, ARK. I Page Nineteen Tim mother promised him she would give him his answer the next day. Now Mrs. Winton never had taken any important step without consulting the Sacred Heart, so she visited the chap- el that evening and kneeling in prayer before the Shrine, asked her beloved Saviour, through His "Most Sacred Heart, to enlighten her so's request. She finally decided to let him go, placing him in the care of Him, to Whom we all look for protection. The morning after, she told her son that he might go on one condition, namely, that he would promise her to place himself under the care of the Sacred Heart, and that he would daily pray to this Fountain of Love for protection in all his trials. George readily com- plied with the request of his dear mother.,nd kissing her and all the family good-bye set out to sea with the crew, being careful, before leav- ing to prostrate himself before the al- tar of the Sacred Heart and implore its protection. turb the even tenor of the cruise until l Heart, and he sent up a fervent the fifth day after their departure, I prayer to the Source of Grace ad" when a terrific storm arose ia the I Mercy. course of the night. Tim men were ] As he looked around he sw a plank roused and ran to their posts in the from the wreck, which he laid hold of ship, which was by this time at the I and with its aid drifted along through- mercy of the storm. ]t was in vain out the morning. He saw his eompanr that they worked the pumps and ions sink one by one and in the end threw part of their cargo into the sea, found himself alone in the bosom of there did not seem to be the slightest hope of saving the boat. However, they worked away hoping for a cessa- tion of the storm, until towards day- break when the craft went to pieces, and the crew were deposited On the bosom of the angry sea. It was, to all human calculation, a losing game for the men, there being no help in sight and their strength being well- nigh exhausted. George now be- thought himself of his mother's advice and his consecration to the. Sacred RED CROWN DISTILLED WATER the ocean. Towards noon the storm abated, and as it did so, he saw a boat coming toward him. He was taken aboard the boat and by the kind treatment of the captain and his men soon recovered from the effects of the strain he had undergone. 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