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Page Twenty THE GUARDIAN J v , RIGHT TO CONTROL [ly, education and children, which are ____ a_ __.._____ [the most sacred private rights of its PR|MIY |]CA0N] citizens, why may she not control all ---- ................ ]private property? Then mhall be es- , I tablished among us the long-sought Rev. John Hackett, pastor of St. for perfect state. Yhe social revolu- Joseph's church, Mt. Pleasant, Pa., wrote as follows in the Mt. Pleasant Journal: Ought the state to have a monopoly on primary education ? This question is brought to public attention at the present time, especially by the KU Klux Klan. It is admitted by all citi- zens tlat the state has a duty to look after the education of the young. A reasonable citizen must also ad- mit that the parent too has an inter- est in the education of his children. Can the state claim full control to the exclusion of the parent? Can the par- ent claim complete independence from any state supervision? These ques- tions answer themselves. The super- vision of the state must not deprive the parent of his natural rights over his children; neither may the natural rights of the parent cast aside the in- terest of the state in maintaining pub- lic order and hence in making regula- tions for the training of youth to be good citizens. The state is acting within its proper limits when it enacts that the young must go to school until they attain the age of puberty. It is acting within its proper limits when it regulates that in the education of the young, toothing must be instilled into their minds which would tend to subvert the government of good moral conduct. The state also has the right to pro- vide a proper educational system so that the means of primary education may be available to all. The parent has the first natural right over his own children. This right the state may not justly abolish. The parent has the right to select the manner and the place in which his children receive their education. Of course the man- ner and place of their education must include nothing subversive of public order. The state may command a par- ent to send his children to school, but it may not command him to send them to a school picked by the state. The choice of the school in which his chil- dren are tojbe educated is clearly within the natural i-ights of the par- ent. The natural rights of the parent and the interest which the state has in the education of youth do not run along antagonistic lines, but they naturally fit together to make a well-ordered state. The state may not justly take away the rights of the parent to se- lec the manner in which his. children are to be educatod. The state may md does establish primary schools, ut it may not justly claim for them absolute control of primary education to the exclusion ef parents' natural rights over their children. The state may not rightfully close up all primary schools which are maintained by private funds and it may not claim a monopoly for public schools, which are maintained by the taxes of all the citizens. As long as a parent is rearing his children to be a good citizen by providing them with a good education at his own expense, the state has no right to deprive him of his natural rights over his children, nor of his liberty to maintain his cil- dren in a competent manner. If the state acquires by law a right to control all primary education, why not also acquire by law a right to con- trol all secondary education ? If edu- cation of children belongs exclusively to, the state, why not the state Iso acquire by law a right :o control the 1 propagation of children. Why not ac-[ quire by a law a right to control a] family life ? If the state may acquire by law the right to control the fatal- tion shall have leen established. May the day be long distant from our beloved country when doctrinaires can so take away from us by law our most sacred rights and liberties. A CARD FACE While Chief Justice Taft was-- livering a lecture in Portland, @re., his friend, Bishop Keator, entered the auditorium, and the ex-President im- mediately sandwiched this story into his talk. The Bishop was absorbed in a book while seated in a Pullman car. The porter scrutinized him very carefully, and said: "'Scuse me, Senator, any- thin' ah kin do fo' yo', sub?" The Bishop replied in the negative. The porter returned again soon, and asked: "Shall ah open de window, Guv-ner ?" The response once more was, !'No, thanks." A third excursion he ventured. "'Scuse me, Kuh'nel, kaint ah brush you off?" The Bishop looked' up. "Listen, por- Hours,.Deever, for a little visit, and I'm afraid I stayed longer than I in- tended. Can you wait a few minuts for yottr supper?" "There you are again with your confounded prayers. Why "don't you stay home and do your work? Hang it! I won't stand it any longer. I'm tired of it." With a fiery rage in his eye he walked over to his wife, struck he full in the face with his big fist and with a brutal kick sent her reeling to the floor. That evening, amid laughter and loud approval, he related the incident to a crowd of his companions around the billiard table. "Takes a man to put these saints in their ])lace," said one. "Good for you, Deever; yotl're the man." Ahnost simultaneously, a frail wo- man was kneeling before a picture of the Sacred Heart, and on her lips was the prayer: "Oh Sacred Heart, forgive him and win him back from his wick- ed life." The world has many Deevers and persists in calling them men. but few prayerful wives and dares to call them weaklings. THE MODERN CHURCH ter," he said, "I'm not a Senator, or a I Even the little childln are familiar Governor, or a Colonel; nothing but a I with the peculiar traits of a certain poor, common Episcopal Bishop." [ birdad hr w mn n hn,,4 ,,h Yassah Bmh p, rephed the darky, " I wmgswhmh when pursued, races "but ah, jes knewed yo' wuz one o'l d " along the sand till it spies a con- em face cawds :--Jude g i venient hole, large enough to conceal tits head. With its eyes carefully hid- MEN AND WEAKLINGS 'den beneath t .......... he surrounomg soil, ann Deever was big broad, and brawny the daylight and power of vision thus --physical qualities that should have summarily shut off, it considers itself made the heart beneath his bold shirt front pulse with a manly throb Not so; as witness the following scene. It had been a grinding day at the office. Cause enough to put Deever in the sulks and reason enough for him to make someone else bear the brunt of his grouch. A trembling wife met him at the door. "I was just over at the Forty safe. And even the little children say, "How foolish is the ostrich" A recent press report brings out the intesting revelation that the Vol- stead Act is well enforced in nine- tenths of the country. The conclusion is based on the results of an investi- gation covering several months; an investigation carried on under the aus- pices of a certain denomination popu- BANKERS TRUST COMPANY LITTLE ROCK, ARK. 4. n,,, n, I II I I ART ENGRAVING SERVICE" PEERLESS Terminal Warehouse Company 812-22 East Second Street ! ' I] MERCHANDISE STORAGE POOLCAR DISTRIBUTION AND FORWARDING The Terminal Warehouse is a strictly modern Fire-Proof Building, equipped with automatic sprinkling system, located on the Rock Island and the Missouri Pacific Tracks. larly deemed responsible for the pass- t same time of the vast crime wave [ ST. JOHN'S ing of the Prohibition Amendment. As I sweeping the country in another, l I usual the principal arguments take[ And even the children say, How the form of statistics; chiefly statis-[ foolish is the ostrich v I (Continued from tics regarding petty crime. I " tion. Even those dry But the maddening poison now so borne ample fruit, and common--and we use the word com- mon designedlyin the Middle West, and we daresay in all other parts of the country, does not stop at petty crime, when it develops into crime av all. Consequently, the statistics, as usual, prove nothing. But ,apart from i statistics, and taking facts as they are, the law in this respect is no en- forced, beyond the occasional arrest of some foreigner, or some bell boys in hotels; and to all appearances it will never be enforced. To add to the perplexity of the question: while we read of this rosy report in one edition, we read at the IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIii1111111111111111111111111111111111 IIIIIHII|IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIlUlIIIII Ilillllllllllllllllllllllllllllillll IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII 0 WHAT LUMBER AND SERVICE MEANS We sell lumber with a reputa- tion-but the selwice is free. Nowlin service starts with the plan, and ends not until the last coat of paint is put upon the finished house. Hundreds of attractive homes built of ' NOWLIN Lumber are proof of NOWLIN Service. 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BOYLE ........... GEORGE G. WORTHEN: .............................. Vice EMMET MORRIS ...................... Vice President and R. W. NEWELL ........ Secretary, in Charge of Insurance JAMES B. PETTY JOHN ........................... Assistant JAMES H. PENICK_" ............................... Assistant CHAS.'F. CROOK ............ Auditor, and Manager Note B. M. LAMAR. J. N. CULPEPPER ........................ Manager Rental J. D. WALTHOUR ................. Manager Real Estate C. K. JONES ............... Manager Casualty Insurance DIRECTORS HUGH D. HART GORDON N. PEAY G. D. HENDERSON GEORGE B. WORTHIN HARRY LASKER JOHN F. BOYLE MAHLON D. OGDEN EMMET MORRIS ATTORNEYS M'CONNELL & HENDERSON W. B. WORTHEN COMPANY BANKERS "Since 1877" Corner Fifth and Main Streets Established 1905 145 Agents Representing Every County Arkansas First! ; ; The Ideal That Has Made a Giant of Arkansas' Own Fire Insurance Company The Home Fire Insurance Com- pany is the outgrowth of Arkansas capital invested at home. Begin- ning seventeen years ago in a mod- est way, we have grown to a giant i n s u r a n c e organization, with agents in every county. The offi- cers of this company are recog- nized as successful business men, who have made and invested their money in Arkansas. No loyal Arkansan desires the people of his State to pay millions of dollars annually to outside com- panies for insurance. This waste of Arkansas capital can be over- comeonly by insuring with a com.- pany that reinvests all reserves n your own State. And that is what Arkansas' own fire insurance com- .pany does ! PROMPT SETTLEMENT OF LOSSES BECAUSE WE'RE IN YOUR STATE Have the advantage of immediate settlement of all claims. This company is in your own State, and being familiar with local conditions, is able to settle all losses with surprising promptness. Those who have suffered losses and been forced to wait long periods for settlement know what a prompt settlement means. A. B. BANKS President VANN M. HOWELL Vice President C. D. KENESSON Secretary JOHN R. HAMPTON Vice President LAWRENCE BANKS vice Presiient J. F. FORSYTH Assistant Secretary HOME FIRE INSURANCE CO. Special Agents: W. M. HENDRICK and R. F. SIMS SOUTHERN TRUST BUILDING Paid Up Capital, July I, 1922 ...................... $ 350,000.00 TOTAL ASSETS, July 1, 1922 ..................... $1,381,491.24