"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.VI No.I Pg.2a
August 1943

The Funniest Joke Of The Season

A Texas editor whose plaintive plea of "Send me a dollar" has been widely heard and read; who is described by--guess whom?--as "Young and powerful, bold and fear less;" whose efforts to set churches in order sometimes get his picture in the daily papers as a defendant in court; this editor has discovered something new under the sun, has broken it to the public in an editorial and does a crystallizing act involving things to come.

He has discovered, has he, that the editor of the Bible Banner has "an exalted opinion of himself" and "is no longer a safe guide or sound preacher;" that he is "insufferably conceited" and "headed for a fall that will put to shame the famed catastrophe of humpty dumpty." He amplifies all this with some personal grievances that date back to "The Beggar's Broadcast."

Those who have followed the colorful career of "Young and powerful, bold and fearless," are at liberty to draw their own conclusions as to his humility and self-abasement, and pass on his qualifications as "a safe guide or sound preacher." When he calls on another editor by "long distance" "to route through Dallas" to see him he expects him to route or else. It seems that the editor of the Bible Banner didn't route. So it must follow that he is quite "exalted in his own mind." "Young and powerful" might have saved himself some expense and trouble had he called me instead of the editor. I could have told him that this same editor is at times a little rough on hecklers, and there are some people he is not particularly anxious to talk to, even if they do come all the way from Dallas to Houston. I suggest that next time "Bold and fearless" wants to talk to somebody, that he contact me. If he has some kindness he wants to waste on desert air, I'm just what he is looking for. I can listen and say as little or as much as the case demands. I'm not "Young and powerful." I'm old and tenderhearted, but don't take advantage of me and ask me for a dollar. I'm not going to give it to you, unless you are hungry or the contribution is necessary to get you out of town. I'd hate to have to put up with you for more than "five minutes" at the outside.

A drunk staggered up to a gentleman on a down town street and addressed him after this wise: "I shay mister, you are in no condition to be on the shtreet. Why you are

drunk, shir. You ought to go home. Don't try to walk, take a taxi. There's two down on the corner. Be sure and take the first one. The second one's not there."

"Young and Powerful" seems to be as serious as when he is crying for a dollar. I think he has pulled off the funniest joke of the season.