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PAGE SIX THE GUARDIAN, SATUR DAY, JANUARY 6, 1923. I, RABBI FINEBERG SPEAKS BEFORE K. OF C, ON KLAN AT NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y. J Recently at a noon luncheon given by the K.hights of Cdlumbus at Ni- agara Falls, N. Y., Rabbi Fineberg, advocating the passage of a law forc- ing the Klan to publish its list of Where? When this is their home and they have no other? If this is justice, then darkness is light! If this is Americanism then tyranny is benevo- lence! "Drive them out by the sword which proceeds out of the mouth of Christ.' Perhaps to some men black is white after all! When swords proceed from members and their addresses, deliver- the mouth of the Prince of Peace and I ed the following keen appreciation of such malice is attributed to the 'Laml) I the un-Americanism of his notorious of Ggd' a Jew may well wonder to I organization. He spoke: I what further foul interpretations I "It is not only an unpleasant but some men may subject the religion a hazardous thing to speak of the ac- tivities of the Ku Klux Klan. It is dif- ficult and dangerous, not because of the contemptible threats of violence with which this pernicious aggrega- tion of haters seeks to throttle those who claim the right of free speech in dealing with them, but because any statement may lead in the end to fur- ther bitterness and malicious ill will. And it is not to en gender more malice and dissension that criticism is brought against the Ku Klux Klan. They are furnishing enough hatred and bigotry to deserve a monopoly of diruption and discord. "I shall not attempt to point outl the falacies of such an organization with all due sympathy to the thous- ands of men who are being misled by the Klan. There are, to be sure, u- scrupulous leaders who prate of ideals and use the current language of vir- of their Master. ] "No, there are some principles equally dear to true Christians and Jews alike anti the first of these is I that love is the basis of any religion. Not only in theory but in fact; theory, l advancement and progress for our- selves come only by harmony and co- operation with all our fellowmen. Booker T. Washington stated it cor- rectly: 'The white man cannot drag the negro into the gutter without get- tins into the gutter himself.' This applies equally to all other groups. "All the misery anti calamities that have befallen Europe can be avoided here only by an Americanism that spells friendship among all of our citi- zens. True Americans, the combined product of all that is best in Catho- licism, Protestantism, Judaism, and all other faiths, demands of us peace aml good will among men.' tue to disguise propaganda that is in- , "But such propaganda as that which I sidious and even criminal. If the.great I quoted and the whole literature of body of newly-recruited Klansmen the Ku Klu x Klan is direct instigation I could but see the falsehood of their to hatred and violence. It is the very 1 leaders' statements, realize the in- opposite of Americanism. And for thisl justice of the program they are asked program of ruthless destruction the I to endorse and the dire results that followers of Klan doctrines lay claim t to complete secrecy. We ask to know[ who is knifing us, who are they that must inevitahly result for themselves as well as for others, there can be no doubt that men of sterling charac- ter would speedily withdraw from that pernicious organization and not allow themselves to be drawn into a network of cruelty. It has been said with truth that five years hence many splendid men will deeply regret the fact that they were ever associated with that benighted movement. "First, then, let us consider the premises on which the platform of the Ku Klux Klan rests. It is best ex-I pressed in an utterance of Dr. C. Lew- 1 i- Fowler, an ardent writer of the Ku ] Klux Klan propaganda. One of his documents reads as follows: "-"'Our whole form of government, our ideals and institutions, our whole national spirit, are essentially Chris- Clan; therefore Americanism is Pure Christianity. The Roman Catholic is an European, subject to the Europea5 system of ecclesiastical and political despotism, under the no-called Churc of Rome; therefore he belongs in Eu- rope. The Jew is an' Asiastic, an ori- ental, whose pseudo religion is two thousand years behind the times, in other words, before Christ. The Jew, therefore, belongs in Asia. The negro is an African, whose rightful habitat is Africa. Neither the Roman Catho- lic, the Jew, nor the Negro, belong in Americathe Westenl Hemisphere --and they must retire, or be driven out by the sword which will proceed out of the mouth of Christ.', "The first pernicious error .of which the writer of that libel is guilty is that he somehow assumes that Amer- icanism is his particular brand of Christianity. He forgets that the principles of the Jewish prophets and of Jesus, the Jew, contributed largely to American doctrines; that there were Jews and Catholics on the ships of Columbus, and that. Jews, Catholics and Protestants have pioneered here together and worked in harmony t build up this country; that American- ism differs from Europeanism in just l are arrayed against us ? And they say ] that" their membership list is to re-' main secret, that the great body of klansmen are to remain icognito. "There are other organizations which are secret. They keep some facts to themselves, for the sake of efficiency just like any business or-  ganization would. They wish to con- duct rituals which are more sacred because they are not publicly broad- casted. There are fitting reasons for the secrecy of their meetings which no fai,:-minded individual can con- demn. But none of these other na- tional organizations makes any at- i tempt to hide the names of its mem- bers. A Mason or a Knight of Co- lumbus proclaims himself as such and is never expected to keep his affilia- tion secret. We may know for the asking who belongs to each club. Yet the tribe of Klansmen remain un- known if they can. "The Klansman expects you to come into his shop to patronize him, to praise him, to believe him your friend. And all the time he is plotting your ruin, he is to "knife you in the dark, but appear your friend if he chooses. His is a double role that makes him a hypocrite, and is a violation of the principles of fair dealing. It in essen- tial that a law be pdssed speedily re- quiring every national organization to furnish the names of its members." PENN. STATE CATHOLIC EDUCATION MEETING Altoona, Pa., Jan. ]..--Resolutions protesting against attempts to de- Americanize a text book on history and calling on all Catholic educational I .institutions to cooperate in the stand- ardization movement were adopted at the annual meeting of the Catholic Education Association of Pennsyl- vania, held at Mount Aloysius Acad- emy, Creson, last week. One of the most interesting papers the very principle that we hold al] read before the convention was that men equal without regard to race, i of the Rev. D. Louis of Philadelphia creed or color, on '/Mental Arithmetic--A Lost Art." "What a bitter mockery to tell the I It developed an extended discussion poor negro that he belongs in Africa ? and the concensus of opinion was that Who brought him here, who wrenched mental arithmetic should be given a him from his home and compelled him I prominent place in the school curricu- to come in slave shivs, but the white t lum. inhabitants of America? How can we The'Rev. John M. O'Hara, superin- deny the right to be here to those tendent of Catholic schools, Philadel- whom we dragged to these very'[phia, outlined the factors that make shores ? Slavery is a crime against for efficiency, in teaching and the Rev. if:: heaven, we now realize, and if it has' Felix M. Kirsch, St. Fidelis College, made hardships for the whites they i Herman, spoke on the "Science of Ed- bear them more gallantly, t ucation," emphasizing, fundamentals "Now that the negroes are here to of teaching. stay, by the invitation, if you please, t His Eminence, Cardinal Dougherty, of the early settlers of this country, was elected honorary president of the now that there have been born here organization. The Rev. Joseph J. some generations of blacks, who are Wehrle, was elected president, the striving to gain education and ad- ev. Joseph M. O'Hara of Philadel- vancement, to gain a share of life's! phia and the Rev. Ralph M. Hayes of gifts, to speak of driving them out Pittsburgh, vice-presidents; the Rev. displays a contemptible attitude that G. Lucian, Philadelphia, secretary, and :, savors of madness. If it is difficult the Rev. John L. OCt, Philadelphia, @ to adjust some of them to our society, the more reason to do so with kind- ness and good will. It is a debt we owe them to preserve our own de- cency, to atone for a great wrong that was perpetrated against them. None buts craven'would spurn such a duty. "Drive out the hegro, the Catholic and the JeW!* As if it could be done! treasurer. German dealers have been able to place Chinese rice in the markets of Columbia, South America, at a lower price than the American dealers. The French are trying out a new fuel composed of a mixture o ftlco- Where would,,they go? .What other hol and gasoline. We predict new-it land would receive them? Demand won't work. Experimnts in this that they abndo the country they country have proved it is too danger- have helped to build and start anewt.busc--Philadelhpia Inquirer. .... C. K. OF A. NOTES The following were elected officers to serve for the year 1923, of St. Paul's Branch 476, C. K. of A., Poca- hontas : Spiritual Director, Rev. Joseph Froitzhcim. President, Joseph Jansen. Vice President, Anton Blissenbach. Recording Secretary, Martin Jan- sen. Financial Secretary, Wm. J. De- Clerk. Treasurer, F. J. Baltz. Sergeant, Mat Keller. Sentinel, William Nuce. Trustees, H. A. Dust, Gee. Baltz, Ben DeClerk. St. Edwards Branch No. 79, Little Rock, will hold the next meeting, Jan. 11th. A smoker will be given. New officers will Le installed by a state council officer. Every member of this brancli is requested to attend and bring : prospective member. St. Joseph's Branch No. 1054, Tonti- town, reports an application for mem- bership. This branch has more than doubled its membership in the past six months. Organizer Jos. H. DeClerk will con- duet a campaign for members in Lit- tle Rock during the month of January. The St. Edwards degree team expects to put on the exemplification of the beautiful ritual to a large class some time in February. Every member is urged to get an applicant, and let's double the membership of Branch 79 within a couple of months. Anyone should be proud of a membership in the oldest Catholic Fraternal Insur- ance organization in the Unite(: States. IXmth of Ere. J. F. Bujarski Funeral services for J. F. Bujaski, age 55, who died at I o'clock Sunday afternoon, De(:. 31, 1922, at the fami- ly residence, 708 East Seventeenth St., were held at 10 o'clock Tuesday morn- ing at St. Andrew's cathedral, Seventh and Louisiana streets, in charge of the Rev. Father James Moran. Burial in Calvary cemetery. Pallbearers, James Kacka. John Lijewski, Alex Makoski, John Vick, John Snyder, and John Kirspel. Bro. Bujarski was a native of Poland. He is survived by his wid- ow, four sons, Paul, Bernie, Frank and Joe Bujarski, all of Little Rock; four CHRISTIANITY AND DEMOCRACY AS OLD IDEALS (N. C. W. C. Dept of Social Action) Washington, D. C.--Before the com- ing of Christ, might was right. Wealth and high birth constituted the only recognized powers. On manhood it- self was placed no worth, no dignity. Slavery lay at the roots of all society and formed the basis of all govern- , ments. I New Ideals. Christ's coming brought into the world new ideals which henceforth were to guide all governments and all peoples--the ideals of brotherhood, equality, anti freedom. When He Him- self became man, He gave to man- hood a sacred dignity never to be pro- faned. By His human and lowly birth, by Him life of service and labor, and by His sacrificial death, He taught us that we are all equal, that we shou)d love each .other as brothers, and that we are free and responsible beings. He taught us that mankind forms a great brotherhood--a brotherhood of blood under the fatherhood of God. He taught us that we have also a spir- itual bond of brotherhood in our com- I men redemption by His own death I and a closer and more intimate broth- I erhood when we do God's will. From this springs the moral obligation of acting as brothers one toward another. Self-sacrifice, justice and charity are virtues He taught that we might act as brothers. Equality Christ taught us too that we are fundamentally equal. All of us have the same nature and the same put-pose in life. Differences exist and the dif- ferences are important, but not so important as the things in which all of us are equal. It is the differences which are a source of much of the trouble in the world. Christ taught men humility so as to correct the evil effects of human differences. He. taught the powerful that they ought to serve and not dominate. From His teachings it follows that all men are to be revered whatever their position, and that there should be fundamental daughters, Mrs. W.P.'Schmuck of equality in legal, political and eco- Little Rock; Mrs. George Peircy of I heroic rights. Des Moines, Ia., and the Misses Cathe  I Freedom of Others. rine and Helen Bujarski, both of Lit- i He taught us that we are free and tle Rock; also by a brother, George responsible for our actions. He lifted Bujarski, also of Little Rock. DIOCESAN NOTES FORT SMITH Report From St, Boniface Church On last Sunday Rev. Father Basil, O.S. B., pastor of St. Boniface's church, announced in resume, the no- table events of the year just con- eluded (1922). During the year there were 29 bap- tisms, including three converts; 29 children received First Communion; nine couples were united in matri- nmny; four being between Catholics and non-Catholics; the  year brought death to infant Neihouse, Mrs. Mary Limberg, Mrs. Virginia Payne, Mr. Severin Schmitt, Mr. Fritz Sierman, Mr. Fritz House, Mr, John Rupp, Mrs. Catherine Quante, Mr. Henry Kuper, Sr. On November 22d, our beloved priest aml friend of this parish, the Very Rev. Dr. Augustine Stocke'r, prior and professor of New Subiaco Abbey, buried in the cemetery of Su- biaco, Nov. 28th. One o the most gratifying features of the parish is the fact that the num- ber df Holy Communions have been growing for the past years, and has reached this year the mark of 15,625 (last year 15,478.) Financial Report January ], 1922, balance on hand $156.86. Receipts from all reourccs$6,- 844.48. Total--S7,001.34. Total expen ditures--$6,765.42. December 31st, balance cash on hand$235.92. "What is your daughter taking in college this year?" "Anyone she can get." The Finest Catholie Prayer-Boo,. My Prayer-Bool00 HAPPINESS IN GOODNESS By Rev. F. X. LASANCE Happiness ! That is the key. note of Father Lasance's theme. He teaches by pre- cept, poetry, and prayer now to secure the happiness which all men see-], but which mistaken search leads so few to find. THE BOOKERY 309 West Second Street LITTLE ROCK; ARKANSAS conscience to a place that it had not occupied before. 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