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Adelaide Southern Cross (Newspaper) - April 11, 1947, Adelaide, South Australia National Library of Australia red fascism still hungry scots Bishops warn Britain c1lasgow, March 5.appealing to All who believe in f god particularly those who occupy positions of Leader ship and influence throughout the British Commonwealth of nations the scots Hierarchy have warned that although Poland and the Balkan states Are being devoured and the three Baltic states have already gone Russia is still Rephey accuse the Kremlin of imposing on Poland that Brand of dictatorship known As red fascism and Point out that Here in our own midst Russia s disciples and advocates. Strive ceaselessly to reduce this great nation to the role of another soviet the statement is signed by Arch Bishop Mcdonald of St. Andrews and Edinburgh archbishop Campbell of Glasgow Bishop Mellon of Gallo Way Bishop Grant of Argyll and the Isles Bishop Scanlan coadjutor in Dunkeld and mgr. Pater son vicar Capitula of Aberdeen. The scots Bishops statement reads trickery once again we draw attention to the. Plight of the polish people whose prolonged persecution by their enemies is for us a cause of sore grief. A few years ago we deemed it our duty to denounce the trickery adopted by the Moscow regime to secure Allied recognition for a communist sponsored group which seizing the reins of government in Poland maintained misrule by the Bayonet. To Day the results of the so called elections demonstrate clearly even to the Blind the truth of our state ments concerning the cynical determination of the Kremlin to impose on Poland that Brand of dictatorship known As red fascism. Worse still there never was justification to warrant higher Hopes. The purpose and use of the soviet Gestapo in Poland were never in doubt. By assassination terrorism and torture these hirelings have proved their Worth. ments however Are much greater. They have finally shattered Mankind s belief in the Kremlin and have exposed for history to record the evil designs of the rulers of Russia. Free and unfettered but free and unfettered elections were also guaranteed to Poland by great Britain and the ., without whose approval the provisional government could not have been set up. The new regime cannot under any circumstances be regarded by civilised states As a legally elected representative Assembly. "h.m. Government and the Have already denounced the elections for what they were. Our duty does not end there. We must insist on the implementation by Russia of its contract to hold free elections and these under conditions and International supervision which will secure the electorate of Poland against Force and intimidation at the polling Booths. Further we must now seriously consider the final goal of soviet territorial ambitions. Still hungry Poland is being devoured. Latvia Estonia and Lithuania have All gone. The Balkan states Are being Swal Lowed up piecemeal. And yet Russia is still hungry. Here in our own midst her disciples and advocates some holding influential posts in our great Trade unions and openly associating with the official soviet press Organ strive ceaselessly to reduce this great nation to the role of another soviet state. Freedom is vanishing rapidly from Europe and with its disappearance come increasing perils to our own Liberty. In these dire circumstances we take the Opportunity of assuring the polish nation of our Heartfelt sym Pathy coupled with the Promise of continual supplication to our blessed lord for its speedy deliverance from the Bonds of out sole Hope the Bishops end their statement by an exhortation to consider the consequences which will flow for All the world if we meekly acquiesce in the refusal of soviet Russia to Honor her solemn International obligations and remain Content to repudiate our promises to the polish people. This Empire cannot and must not remain silent while Poland bleeds to death. Our sole Hope of survival As a free country is to. Proclaim ourselves the champions of the Small nations of Europe. And to expose courageously and unceasingly the soviet plot to overthrow our Civilise a. Will is your right you must Avail yourself of the Opportunity Given in the right to make a will of deciding who shall Benefit in your estate. If no will is left your estate will be apportioned according to Legal formula probably in a Way you would not have approved. The Wise course is to make your will while in full pos session of your health and strength to put its effectiveness beyond doubt appoint elder s trustee company As. Your executor. And matter How Many years May elapse elder s trustee company will be at hand to give your dependents the Benefit of their knowledge experience and facilities. Write for the free Booklet wills and executors elder s trustee and exe Street Adelaide. El126 ,

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