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"And the Star Spangled Banner in triumph shall wave o'er the
land of the free and the home of the brave." The strains of the song
rang out through the crowded theater, the people clapped heartily
but not a SINGLE PERSON of the hundreds in the house arose to
honor the song as every one used to do.
Imagine an English, French or German audience sitting
through the rendition 6f the national anthems of their respective
countries. A person who did it over there would be hissed and
Of course, we're still a very young sort of nation and as a
whole people we fear ridicule more than anything else in the world.
In spite of our vaunted independence of thought, we hate to be
laughed at, even by each other. . Repression of emotion in public
If places is a national characteristic. And so, for fear of exciting
" amused comment from those who haven't anything better to do
" than to criticize, we sit on our patriotism except in times of war.
L Come on, everybody, let's stand up when "The Star Spangled
Banner is played! Lets applaud for it and whistle and sing, too,
as the band plays, if we feel like it. Let's show the world that we're
not ashamed to show out patriotism out loud.
By Berton Braley.
This is the Master-Man, whose gentleness
Was Power, tempered to the moment's need;
Who loved all Good and hated only Greed,
Treason and Wrong and all things that oppress.
& How great his burden was no man mav eruess.
Nor how that heart of hearts was wont to bleed
Beneath the barbs he did not seem to heed,
Yet, something does this homely face confess.
Something of agony and hidden pain
And strength that bore and hid ihem through the years
Qf sorrow for the wounded and the slain
And War with all its wake of wrath and tears.
See here a Man, in simple garments drest,
'"5Tet in the world's great court the kingliest