NEW YORK (Sep. 4)
Truth is a greater weapon in the world’s battle for human freedom and democracy than are tanks, heavy bombers or the atom bomb, Federal Security Administrator Oscar R. Ewing asserted here last night. Mr. Ewing was the principal speaker at a special inter-faith rally in tribute to the Histadrut, Israel’s labor federation, held at the Labor Temple here.
“Truth was what made our country free–truth and the courage to act,” Mr. Ewing stated. “Across the seas, in the little land of Israel, truth was the chariot on which the Jewish people rode to freedom–truth and the courage to act. On the other side of the world, in the pitted, bloody hills of Korea, we of the United Nations are fighting for the truth–the truth that shall make men free.”
Mr. Ewing, in paying tribute to Israel and the Histadrut, declared: “I have seen with my own eyes the upbuilding of labor democracy in Israel. I have seen the hard work, the energy, the bitter determination, the single-minded devotion, with which the people of Israel must claw out of the barren soil a new nation, conceived like our own in liberty and dedicated like our own to the proposition that all men are created equal.”