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Dear Mr. Editor, My attention was called to an article appearing in the Standard Bearer of June 15 in which the C.L.A. is criticized rather severely. Will you please allow me, as secretary of the organization, to reply to it? I shall greatly appreciate that. There is much in the article of brother C. H. with which I fully agree. His stand in regard to membership of Christian workers in unchristian organizations I endorse. All the more reason why I regret that he has considered it necessary to attack the C.L.A., the one organization in which Christian workers, regardless of...

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Editor of the Standard Bearer Dear Mr. Editor, Through the courtesy of several C. L, A. Members I am being kept informed concerning the discussions on the C, L, A. and the strike question carried on in your paper, I have followed it with great interest. Not wishing to make misuse of a privilege granted me once before I have refrained from seeking placement of comment, especially since I noticed that there are others who are well able to defend our position. However, in the issue of March 15 there appears an article by C. H. that can hardly be...

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Dear Mr. Editor, Will you allow me to reply to the article of Rev. C. Hanko appearing in the July 1 issue of your paper? We seem to be getting a little closer to an under­standing on the strike question. At least it seems to be well understood now that the C.L.A. does not ap­prove of the strike as commonly conceived of, with its accompanying violence, etc. It was because of the presentation as if the C.L.A. did approve of that, in spite of my repeated assertions to the contrary, that I complained. If my complaint has made that clear...

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Editor of the Standard Bearer: Dear Mr. Editor, May I reply to the article of Rev. C. Hanko, published in the September 1 issue of your paper? It is not a desire to have the last word that prompts me to ask for this, but concern about being misunderstood. I am wholeheartedly in agreement with the stand of the Protestant Reformed Churches that membership in the C.I.O. and A.F. of L. is, not compatible with membership in the Church of Christ. Therefore I am very anxious to gain the support of the members of those churches for the C.L.A. I...

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Dear Editor, I owe you an answer to the questions, put to the C.L.A. in one of your editorials in the May 15 issue of the Standard Bearer. It is unfortunate that there seems to be so much misunderstanding still about this strike question. I believe that much of it is due to the fact that what we say or write is too often misconstrued. Even you, Mr. Editor, seem to have drawn a wrong conclusion: when you wrote: “Mr. Gritter defends the position that a Christian not only may, but is called to create better and more just social...

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Editor of The Standard Bearer Dear Mr. Editor, My attention was called to an article which appeared in the December 1, 1944, issue of the Standard Bearer, written by Mr. H. A. Van Putten. That article reflects so unfairly upon the C.L.A., and even upon the so-called neutral unions, that it is not right to leave it unchallenged. I would therefore like to have a little space to reply to it. The brother first of all condemns collective bargaining. But, it is quite clear that he has a faulty conception of it. First of all it must be understood that...

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Editor of The Standard Bearer, Dear Editor, Please allow me to thank Mr. G. T. E. for the fine compliments paid me in his contribution in the Standard Bearer of February 15. I have always taken a certain pardonable pride in the fact that my articles do not lack in clarity and also that I observe the rules of ethical journalism. But, a person can easily make a slip, and it is therefore very gratifying that a man of Mr. G. T. E.’s apparent ability publicly compliments me on the attainments of those objectives. The rest of the brother’s contribution...

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