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1 AYBE THEY WILL. Maybe they'll hang Arbuckle He needs it, I suppose; And maybe they'll try to purify And clean up the movie shows. Maybe they'll jail, old Simmons- He must be a turbui man; is riht And stamp out the Ku Klux Klan. Maybe they'll junk the navies, And disband the armies too; They will bime-by, but you?d better not try To hold your breath till they do. The "Amateurish" Head. It is none of my business, I know, but the execution of your top front ington by the foremost nations of the page illustration of the fools, being world beginning on the day the arm so amateurish, tends to give a weak- istice was signed three years ago. If ening impression of the many good that conference fails to hasten the things your paper contains. Undoubt- day of universal peace for which the edly you will some day improve upon the execution of it. FRANK STEWART. 854 Clairmonfc Ave., Detroit, Mich. Well, now, maybe there is something in that. I admit that me neacung aesign isn't a very high grade of art work. But there is one advantage about it T mad p. , i c ii it ray very own self. Away back 7 B yaiider in 1910 when I first started The "Fool-Killer, I took myself off to one side and had a long talk with mvself about the matter Gf ii. j a heading design for the papeT ttt ii i i . u.ww .xxcw to do the work, but neither of us had money enough to pay an artist. o I said to myself: that time 19 uow "You draw it yourself." Well, yes. And myself replied: It is important in a way. "All right, I will." At least, it ought to be. And, my self did. When myself got the drawing done and showed it to me I didn't like it very well, but thought it would do. And 1 have made it do until now. But of course it does look "am- ateurish," and is getting consider- ably worn. So maybe 1 had beUer try to get abetter one purty soon, oomer, North Carolina, October, 1921. THAT HEATHEN CONFAB. My very eminently respectable orthodox friend, Mr. Archibald Johnson, the able editor of Char ity and Children, is generally supposed to be an incurable optimist. But it seems that the general hellbentness of the times is beginning to tell on Editor Johnson's nerves. In a recent editorial touching on and apper taining to the forthcoming Disa- greement Conference, he rumin ates in the manner following: "Perhaps few of our people have realized tae tremendous importance of the conference to be held in Wash- weary world is longing, the outlook is dark indeed. It is proposed by the Presbyterians of the South that a day of prayerjbe appointedby all Chris tian denominations, that the Lord will lead the nations in this great conference to sound and safe and Ligneous conclusions. That greed of gain shall nave no place in the coun sels of the wise men, and that each natioil shall have one end and aim in view, and that the general good of . , , , all. This s.njTP'fiaT.iOTi. wnmh has hpn made by our brethren, is eminently wise, and we hope Christians of every name will fall in with the proposal and that millions of the Lord's chil- dren on the designated day on bended , . , & ,. . J knee will ask for divine guidance to tne representatives assemDiea in our natidnal capital. If ever there was need for a national prayer meeting It could be aJery important step toward peace if the rea friends of peace had charge of it. But since the whole thing will be made up of slick-duck politicians, each one scheming to feather s own national nest, the chances are ten to one that it will be a step AWAY from peace and to- ward another big war. If that conference fails . . .... the outlook is dark indeed," wails Editor Johnson. Well, Mister Johnson, I regret to break the sad news to you, but t will fail. Just as sure as God s in heaven, it will fail. And , ' ...... irom a numan standpoint tne outlook certainly is dark. But there is a bright side to it that you do not see. However, there s no use to tell you about that you wouldn't believe it. There are several reasons why the Disagreement Conference will be just that and nothing else. To start with, the conference will be composed of the wrong sort of men, and they will come with seirisn ana aisnonest mo tives. And besides that, they will try to do it all in their own hu man strength, without even a bare acknowledgement that a Higher Power exists. They will simply ignore God in - all their deliberations, just like they did at Versailles three years ago. Even if the so-called Christian nations were really Christian and they are not they would still have Japan and China to deal with, and it would be an insult to J apan and China to mention any God except a wooden one. Our good Christian nations will think it is more important to please the heathen than to please God, and so they will just leave God out of it. Just watch and see if they don't. And yet I am invited to get down and dirty my hew breeches praying to God to guide, direct and bless a gang of heathens who will not even acknowledge that there is any God. Well, I just ain't going to do it. I am very well satisfied that God knows His business, and if He wants to bless that heathen conference that - is ashamed of His very name, He can do it without any advice from me; This conference, you. under stand, is going to be a purely s Number human effort to prop up the old tottering nations. Well, accord ing to prophecy the time has come for them to fall, and I don't believe God wants them propped up. I believe He is just letting the wicked nations destroy them selves, after which He will set up His Kingdom here on the earth. The failure of this conference is inevitable, and let it come. I repeat it, let it come. The faster we can plunge on through this nasty mess the sooner we will be out of it and into the Golden Age, PRETENDERS." In discussing the Debs case4 i i -i i -t one aay, someooay asKea me this question: Does Debs' pretend to be a Christian?" I replied: "AO! He does not PRETEND ! He IS! It is so much of this in fernal 'pretending' to be a Christian that has brought the world to the brink of ruin." And that is the God's truth. The men now in power at Wash- ington are all great "pretend ers," and that is why they con tinue to keep America's best Christian in jail. "When Jesus Christ began his ministry in Palestine he had eleven true disciples and one old "pretender" named Rev. Judas. But in America today he has just about . forty million Rev. Judas "pretenders" and just a few true disciples. Debs is the most noted of the true disciples, and there are a few others. And most of them are n jail, or have been recently. o No man can be an absolutely true f ojlower of Jesus Christ in America today and keep out of jail. But he can be a pretend er" and get elected president of the Benited States. God pity a land where "pre tenders" rule and true Christians rot in filthy jails!