"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of truth." — (Psalm 60:4)
"Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice unto them." — (Isaiah 13:2)
Devoted To The Defense Of The Church Against All Errors And Innovations
Vol.III No.XI Pg.4b
June 1941

An Interesting Letter



A late issue of a certain periodical publishes a letter from "Frank L. Cox, Firm Foundation Publishing House, Austin, Texas under date April 21," It reads:

Dear Junior: How is the editor? Have read the April 15 number of the Soldier. A brother requests 100 copies of this number-April 15th. So, if you have them send them to us, also the bill for them. Are you getting other orders for the number? Brotherly, (Signed) Frank L. Cox.

Now, this April 15th issue happens to be the one that features the abusive attack on the character of the editor of the Bible Banner, and on the oldest church in Oklahoma City. It is vile and libelous. The Firm Foundation , is "Brotherly" aiding in the circulation of it. The Firm Foundation, you know, is at present putting on some rather lofty airs as the exponent of a purer type of journalism. Now don't misunderstand us. We do not object to any improvement along that line in the Firm Foundation, or any lectures its editor feels duty-bound to point at us, even if he puts on a few airs about it. We can take a lecture with as good grace as anybody. We do object to being classified as "gangsters" and "factionists" and a recommendation that the brethren withdraw all recognition from us. We also protest against the Firm Foundation allowing John O'Dowd to call us "nasty" on its pages. With all our faults, we have never asked for the bill to be sent to us for a hundred copies of "the April 15th number of the Soldier." There are a few mean things left we just won't do. An old negro mammy, busy with the dishes, grabbed one of her numerous offspring and wiped his dripping nose with the dishrag. "Law-sakes, chile," she grumbled, "I jes cain't stan nas'ness." The Firm Foundation just can't stand "nas'ness." - C. E. W.