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Page Twenty-four T H E G U A R D I A N COST TO EDUCATE A CHILD. them the Dark Ages, saying they were the most brilliant of all modern history. They were the ages *hen In 1920 the States paid $950,000,000 for the education of 23,250,000 chil- Europe was civilized.after Roman'in- dren in elementary schools, or at the stitutions and the Roman Empire ha rate of approximately $40 a child. Ifallen under the ravages of Hun, Goth, 'According to the Federal Bureau of IVandal , Visigoth, Lombard and Teu- Education, in 1918 the expenditutton. Who took those wild, uncouth, was $763,678,000 for 20,549,000 chil- unfeeling savage hordes, wheed'.ed the dren. Of this 'sum $421,084,254, or[sword and the lance and the battle- 52.2 per cent, went for teachers' sala-./axe from their hands and put the han- ries. ' Idles of the plow into their grasp and Q. What would be the corresponding brought order into predatory, piratical annual cost to the Sta|es for the edu- cation of all the children now in Cath. olie elementary schools? A. On the basis of $40 per capita, it would amount, exclusive of build- ings and equipment, to $71,826,920. This is much more than double what it was Fstimated to have been in 1910 --namely, $30,511,010. To the above must be added the interest at 5 per cent on the value of the ground, build- ings and equipment of Catholic ele- mentary ools, estimated at $143,- 653,840, which is $7,182,692. The total annual saving to the States, there- fore, would be $79,009,612. A more accurate total might be coin- piled by comparing the cost of public education in the State of Ohio, a state which reflects conditions of both the public schools and the Catholic schools throughout the nation better, than a total based on the cost of public edu- cation throughout the United States. According to the Department of Public Instruction of the State of Ohio, for teaching alone it cost $29.56 per pupil in the elementary schools of that State. In 1920 there were 122,984 children in the Catholic elementary schools of Ohio. It would, therefore, cost the State of Ohio 3,634,815 ad- ditional merely for the tuition of their children. If we, therefore, conserva- tively assume that $30 is a fairly ac- curate per capita cost for each parish school pupil throughout the United States, the Catholic elementary schools save the nation, in salaries of teachers alone, at laast $53,870,190 annually. To this,, however; must, be added the interest at 5 per cent on the value of the ground, buildings and equipment of Catholic schools, which is $7,182,692. The total saving to the nation year- ly, therefore, would be, on the very conservative computation of $30 per capita, approximately $61,000,000. Q. What would it cost the State to replace, with new buildings and equip- ment, Catholic elementary schools? A. Only a general estimate can be given. The latest government figures fix the unit classroom cost of new buildings at $12,800. This figure un- doubtedly applies to the highest type of urban shool. If we, for the basis of an estimate, use one-half of this unit price, or $6;400, as the average unit classroom cost of urban and rural schools, and allow for forty pupils hordes? Who pulled the 'God Thor or Odin and the lustful Goddess Friga from their venerated thrones? Who I changed the sword of the pagan chief- ] tain into the weapon of the Christian[ knight ? Who bade the warriors arms, hitherto used to pillage, build the vast Cathedral structures with no slurs in l workmanship, but with a perfection [ that the Almighty Architect might look uPon and pass as perfect, so far as human may imitate divine work? Who built the first and most renowned university? Who bade a Philip Au. gustus take back his wife? Who brought Lothair to his knees? Who bro]e the powers of Mohammedan ag- gressions and thrust back the tide of i haremism and sultanism and the vic- timizing of virgins by the glorious crusades that were well worth their cost in the issue? Who stood for the people, the woman and the child? Who can boast, of the greatest theo- logian, St. Thomas of Aquin, the un- translatable Dante, the mighty genius Aneglo? In a word, what age or pe- riod of history can equal in any way the "Middle Ages," which under the agis and in the spirit of the Holy Catholic Church, made structurally solid the foundations of literature, of architecture and of civilization, yea, of Christ's empire ?--Truth. REPARTEE The Shoe (to the stocking)--'Tll run a hole in you." The Stocking o the shoe)--"I'll be darned if you do."--Evanston Era. Phones: 4-5290--4-5291 p I CATHOLICS IN CEYLON. Consecration and for the Communion --- of both priests and people. They be- Catholics in the western world know came more than mere donations; they little of the splendid work that is were identified with the Divine immo- being clone by their fellow Catholics lation. They signified that, through out East writes Father Murphy, a Redcmptorist Father. They know lit- tle of the toil and sacrifice of count- less brave workers who have built up mighty institutions and led so many among the colored races into the bom of the Catholic Church. What a pity that the glories of the Church in other lands are not more widely known I Thoughts like these crowded the writer's mind, he says, as, a few weeks ago, he accompanied a proces- sion of the Blessed Sacrament in the beautiful town of Colombo, Ceylon. Previously he had known little of Co- lombo beyond the fact that it was an l impmant port of call on the routes to the Far East and to Australia. It came as a surprise to him to learn I that Colombo was a brisk, up-to-date city, a busy center of educational ac- tivity, and that it was the residence of an Archbishop who counted 206,000 Catholics in his flock. THE OFFERTORY COLLECTION. $ There are persons so constituted that criticize they must; and they do not stop short of finding fault with their priests. One cause of complaint among such people is the Offertory collection. It distracts them at their devotions; it is a desecration of an essential part of the Mass; it is, or ap- pears to be, mercenary. Those who talk thus do not know the beautiful meaning of the Offertory collection, which a Dutch professor explains thus: In .the early years of Christianity the worshippers took to the church what was necessary for the celebra- tion of Mass--bread and wine; yes, and other gifts for the use of the altar, for the support of the priests, and the relief of the poor. Of the bread and wine thus gathered at the Offertory a share was put aside for I 211-13 Center Street the Great High Priest Jesus Christ, the faithful are co-sacrificers of the Mass. Coat and Trousers Pressed ........ ...... 25c (oat, Vest and Trousers Pressed ......... 35c IATS CLEANED AND BLOCKED per classroom, it woula cost the state, exclusive of school sites, approximately! CALLED FOR AND DELIVERED $288,000,000 to provide the Catholic l ?k/i SOUL AND BODY. well-founded education At the Offertory they brought their own human and material offer- ings and at Holy Communion they re- ceived back the Bread of Life. "For nine hundred years the custom has been no more, but a reminder of it remains in the collection box, which is properly passed at the Offertory. Christ offers Himself upon the altar and we in turn offer Him our hearts in prayer and make besides the sacri- fice of something that belongs to us and that we set apart for His service. In this spirit should we drop our trifling offerings in the box."--St. Anthony Messenger. UfllliiHiliHiilIiIlliiHllllilllllliiliili[IiIUliliiliHIIllliill [ILli[HWllllWilli]iJlJIIffllllll l[IIiliIllllIUlJ]iililllllll[lllllll| YOUALWAYS PROFIT BY BUYING AT BACK'S No matter what you needmapparel for men, women and children furnishings for the home you can scure it at BACK'S at a lower price I If you cannot visit our store personally, send your mail order to us for quick, efficient service. BACK'S 410-12 Main Street LITTLE ROCK 111lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllnllrIllllllIllllll]llllllllllllll Illlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll A that makes its possessor a citizen of the world, open to all tim manifold ira- culture and profound eles, the great tragic quired to walk naked, physical perfection of his body ? Apparently his mirrored in the beauty of pressmns the world contains, one who So it will always be. "sees life steadily and sees it whole,*' lind its expression in can make only for physical improve- that mold will be ment and does make for physical im- ture generations, for race provement. The quotation just writ- ten is from Matthew Arnold; he used it of Sophocles. And it is not a No pleasure is strange coincidence that in the festival ing on the vantage procession at Athens this same Sopho- ] Francis Bacon. IT COSTS VERY LITTLE T0 HAVE MUSIC IN THE HOME -=We can arrange terms for you that will make purchase a matter of only a few cents a day. A ]s soon paid for, and it lasts for years after the is forgotten. Fo. be without a pmno m the home is a real mco yemence. Where there is a young daughter, a pla.n l brings to the home many friends and informal socla pleasures. Here is our list of distinguished makes: STEINWAY WEBER CHASE STECK KRAKAUER rOSE M'PHAIL LUDWIG JESSE FRENCH BEHR BROS. HOUCK LAGONDA --And the Wonderful Duo Art Pianola O.K. 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