POLICIES & PRINCIPLES: The Call of 1949

After two great wars, two disillusioning peaces, tough old Field Marshal Jan Christian Smuts, South Africa's ex-Premier, faced his 80th year. Said Smuts:

"The old year is speeding to a close, and we look to its going without regrets. It has been an unkind, unhappy year. The old year appropriately ends with drought in our land, but it is nothing like the drought of the spirit from which we have been suffering . . . The forces of disintegration and evil are marshaling for another trial of strength which may not be war,...

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