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Under Act of Maxch I, 1174— Business Phone: HA-0800. Saturday, December 25, 1943. OUR 16tb YEAR—No. 46 —five cents copy—
Our 16th Consecutive Year IIFDBV VUIQ To
ot Saying... IVIlIiIiI AHiHu You!
Rev. T. J. Douglass
This Christmas is very much unlike the first Christ
mas which came nearly two thousand years ago. The
first Chirstmas found this world at peace. The blood
thirsty nations had been conqured. the countries had
been united for the coming of Jesus Christ. Thus He came
to a peaceful world.
This Christmas finds the world in a terrible war.
Kings have been dethroned, empires are crashing, cities
are bombed, ships are sunk at sea, and thousands have
lost their lives on the battle fronts of the world. This
Christmas finds the world passing through a terrible
crisis. On account of the enemy, our country is sending
her sons to the front to preserve the freedom won for
us by our fathers. This Christmas our prayers are offered
for these sons wherever they may be. This Christmas,
God bless America. God bless her sons at war, and the
rest of the nations who are fighting with her for the free
dom of mankind. We pray.
These times are trying the souls of men but we must
not forget. ’Tis Christmas! The meaning of it has not
changed. It has the same glory as it had when the angel
said unto them, “Fear not: for behold, I bring you good
tidings of great joy which shall be to all people. For un
to you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour,
which is Christ the Lord.” Christmas still means peace
and good will tqward all people. Color, creed, and con
dition have nothing to do with the meaning of this glori
ous day. All peoples can share and share alike in this com
mon joy that Christmas brings to the world. Our Saviour
came to the world to bring peace. We seem to be far
from it today, yet we may be nearer to it than we think.
This Christmas the nations of the world are giving
and receiving blows in this conflict, but down in the trust
ing hearts of some of the people of these nations, Chirst
mas still means. PEACE AND GOOD WILL toward all
The first Christmas the Heavenly chorus sung: Glory
to God in the highest, and on earth peace, and good will
This Christmas we can sing!
Joy to the world the Lord is come.
Let earth receive her King,
Let every heart prepare Him room.
And heaven and nature sing.
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Dorie Miller shown above at ceremonies
where he received the Navy Cross for gal
lantry in action at Pearl Harbor. Ad
miral C. W. Nimitz is shown pinning the
award on Dorie.
(Cleared and Issued Through Facilities of the Office of
Washington, D. C. (Press Photo Service).
The Navy Department this week confirmed reports
that Dorie Miller, first Negro Blue jacket hero in this
war, is “missing in action” in the Southwest Pacific. His
next of kin, Mr. and Mrs. Conery Miller, Waco, Texas,
have been notified.
Miller, a strapping, 200 pound former fullback from
Waco’s Moore High School, was awarded the Navy Cross
by President Roosevelt for “distinguished devotion l£>
duty, extraordinary courage and disregard for his own
personal safety during the attack on the Fleet in Pearl
Harbor, Territory of Hawaii, by Japanese forces on De
cember 7, 1941.”
At the same time, Miller received a letter of com
mendation from the Secretary of the Navy and was ad
vanced in rating from Mess Attendant, Third Class, to
Mess Attendant, First Class. In addition, Bluejacket
Miller has received the American Defense Service Medal,
the Fleet Clasp and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal.
Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, Commander-in Chief of
the Pacific Fleet, personally presented the Navy Cross to
Miller in ceremonies aboard a United States warship in
the Pacific on May 27, 1942. Pinning the bit of ribbon
and cross of bronze on the sailor’s breast he described
his act of heriosm on the U. S. S. Arizona during the
Japanese attack on the Pearl Harbor naval base, and com
plimented Miller on being the first representative of his
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