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NINE ut CatholLc p4pers [[ filet:ire Idlou]d hAY11 I1  so thlt evet'y l' rer day good read- II ictl and warns, and II Pr|naotea the Chris* II It. PP. XI 'h A Catholic Paper hi a Perw'tual Minion.--- Pope Leo XIIL "l'he Guardian" in vm'T Ibm e---mr Motto. *2 XlI The Official Organ of the Diocese of Little Rock ,. Arkansas fi . .... -77-.:7:-ZT_7/Z::YZ ................................................................................. ST. JOSEPH'S ORPHANAGE SPECIAL NE BLUFF, ARK. By Which F/ows the Waters of the Arkansas BURNING IN CANADA STOPS INUR/00CE RISK00 N. C, W. C. News Selwice) :, Dec. 29.Leading Canadian as a result of that have destroyed property during the many public officials incendiary, have an- they will no longer un- institutions. aacement followed the parish church of St. Alfred, at Fassett, had "When you come to Pine Bluff," Nowhere in the world will invest- per capita. This is about $5,000 for P cotton mills, textile, rope and cord says Every Citizen of this City of meat in farming land returu bigger every alan, wonlan and chih:l in the factories; t'urnit'ure and other wood- Peace and Plenty, "you'll be impress- dividends more regulal!ly than in the population of 30,000. working plants, tanneries, packing ed, first, with the kindly hospitality Pine Bluff territory. Many farmers It is a city of mostly honle-owncrs, houses and canning plants. and spirit of service of our people, and have paid for their lands in three or It is easy to aequn,e a home in Pine Contributing to the comfort, protec- then with the institutions and fitcilities four years, and stone instances are Bluff. A few hundred dollars down, tion, welfare and prosperity of Pine for thh moral, intellectual, mental and known where one crop retm'ned more and the building and loan associations, t Bluff people are unsurpassed public physical welfare of the individual this than the cost of the land. Frequent- and the real estate men aided by the t services. spirit of service has built up. . ly the timber on wihl land hrings I banks, accept paynlcnt for the re- Pine Bluff's water supply is derived "The next thing that will strike you' more than tile amount paid for the main(tcr in n|onthly installments--like from deep wells. The quality is with- will be the fact that every one is land. [rent. out superior, and the quantity is un- prosperous. Tim lason for this is Jefl'.erson County has an area of. "The "'moke nuisance" is unknown limited. Chemical analysis shows the that Pine Bluff is in the center of a 577,920 acres. It has more lands inl in Pine Bluff. Most of the industrial Pine Bluff water to be absolutely pure. wonderfully crops than any vounty in the lplant.s use eleetr city or natural gas. I Forty-five miles of paved streets, rich agricultural, timber, field and nlineral territoryaffording all- state, but at that only a little more About the only coal smoke scn here fifty miles of sanitary sewers, and the-year, around activity for all, and. tha|l half its area is devoted to farm-, is from the passing trains, anti it is efficient fire and police departnmnts keeping in constan; circulation a flow. ing, producing cotton, corn, alfalfa, quickly wafted aw y by the constant are maintained by the municipality. of money, peanuts, rice, oats, .';t|'awl)erries, breeze. Some of the wood-working There is less crime in Pine Bluff than peaches, plums, potatoes, onion:, and plant:, use refuse as fuel, but their an5' city of its size in the country. other fruit and truck crops with good stttcks are st) high this :;moke is dis- ] Postal service is excellent, with car- profit. Three and four crops on the clmD,cd into the clouds. Pine Bluff rier delivery to all parts of the city. nication to the world. Hot Springs,, same land are common, due to tlm housekeepers are never heard 1o corn- A letter mailed in St. Louis in the the nation's greatest health, resort, long growing season, ellis about the dirt and dust so dis- evening will be delivered in Pine Bluff and which is owned by you and me llec'xme of the short and mihl win- :,gree.d.le in nlany industrial centers, the next morning, being transported and tim test of us making up tim gee- ters live stock can be produced here Taxes are low when actua'l values ten one of tile fastest trains in the enlnmnt, is just 87 miles northwest at a big profit, are (onsidered. Assessed wdues do world and by motor truck. Pine of us. We are just a few miles ,from While ahout 40 per cent of the coun- not represent anytling like the real Bluff's postal receipts last year the great Bauxite fields, supplying ty's area is still uncultivated and may worth of' propcrty anywhere in Ark- t amounted to $102,000. most of the aluminum used in the be purchased at prices that wilt insure anvas. The Pine Bluff street car system United States, while the state capital, profit, te extension of good roads C(-ol.rating in further upbuilding 'gives service equal to systems in Little Reek, is 42 miles north of us.. and the excavation of drainage canals of Hne Bluff are organ aziions, rep- cities three times the size of Pine We are the nearest city of more than 25,000 to the El Dorado oil and gas i through some of the low lands presage resenting the entire citizenship, in- Bluff. The fare is six cents with free that these lands will soon be selling eluding the Chamber of Commerce, transfers. field, prpbably the largest in the eoun- for as much as the farm lands of Advertising Club, Rotary Club, Civitan Four thousand telephones are used try. The finest long staple cotton is Middle Western States, which they Club, Business and Professional Worn-- in business and social life. grown around Pine Bluff. equal in production, en's.' Club, Central Trades and Labor Natural gas in unlimited quantities ..... . e ...... ,. ...... a r,.. r,h,, t and liberal rates makes heating and "Whether or not you contemplate I Men who neglected opportunities C,,u,,,,, ,,,,,r,. a ...... r ..... s. '" I cooking economical, easy and agree- making your home in Pine Bluff, visit, five or more years ago to acquire Recreational facilities are afforded  i " . the City of Peace and Plenty. The lands in the Pine Bluff territory have by two public parks, golf links, nata- able. Electrical service relieves house- friendliness of the people, the climatic regretted their mistake, and since torture, three theatres, and numerous keeping of drudgery, and affords op- I conditions, the opportunities for ease have bought at higher prices. The social cluhs, including the B. P. O. E., pol"Lunity for bigger profits in manu-] and happiness ,ill make it difficult increased value today gives them a the A. O. U. W., the American Legion faeturing, as well as protectioh to the I lor any one, after a visit here, to be big profit and they are buying addi- and several recreational resorts cater- contented elsewhere." " citizenship. , ] Nature named Pine Bluff, which was I tional land. Money cannot be invest- ing to tile public. Electricity generated at the Pine] ed better or more safely than in the Good tishing and hunting are found established in 1818 by Joseph Bonne, Pine Bluff territory. The longer you near Pine Bluff, and several popular Bluff Company's power station ".s I a French settler. Its elevation of 251 delay the more you lose, vacation places.are within a few hours transmitted to twenty other towns and feet makes it the first, high point on Pine Bluff's program for the educa- ride by auto or train of the City of communities, by the Arkansas Light the Arkansas river, north of the Mis- ties of Young people contemplates Peace and Plenty. and Power Company, providing the sissippi. The territory being covered training not only the brain, but the Pine Bluff is the largest hardwood small cmmunities with 24-hour sere- with great health-giving pine forests, body and hand as well. There are flooring manufacturing center in the ice. Electricity for power and light, it was natural that this ideal place three Public High Schools and thir- world, and good roads for quick transporta- for a city should be designated Pine teen Grammar Schools, in addition to The main shops of the St. Louis ties, are believed in Pine Bluff to be Pluff. Bonne's cabin was built on the i Annunciation Academy, conducted by Southwestern Railway are located in the important factors in the "back to site of the present courthouse. A sale the Sisters of Charity, the James Pine Bluff, and, employs over 2,000 the land" movement, and to its en- of lots shortly afterwards showed that Business College, and other private men, with an annual payroll expendi- couragement of these Pine Bluff at- tributes a big part of its steady institutions, including kinderga'tens, lure of over $4,000,000. The Arkansas Boys' Industrial The largest compress in the world growth and continuous prosperity. Get the Facts ural advantages of river transporta- School and the Agricultural and Me- is located in Pine Bluff. The com- tion, agricultural, timber, livestock chanical College for colored, both state presses here handle ammally 150,000 Pine Bluff and Southeast Arkansas and trading advantages would make it supported institutions, are located at bales of cotton, worth $21,500,000. offer exceptional opportunities for an important city. Their judgment is Pine Bluff. Fifty to sixty thousand bales of this manufacturing industries, especially vindicated by history. Pine Bluff to- I Few colleges have better equipment cotton is produced in Jefferson coun- textile and woodworking plants. day ia the third city in Arkansas. It I than the High Schools of Pine Bluff, ty. Long staple cotton is always in Homeseekers and Investors has a population of 30,000, including i giving instruction to equip young men demand, and brings big prices, will find this territory.worthy of in- those in the industrial districts just i for practical means for earning a The second largest pine lumber mill vestigation. Situated on a bluff on outside the corporation limits. Jeffer- I livelihood, and preparing young worn- in the state is located at Pine Bluff, the Arkansas River with miles of rich bottom land extending to the east as son county, of which Pine Bluff is the enfor home management, as well as several large hardwood far as the Mississippi. To the west capital, has a population of 65,000. I Ihe Pine Bluff school district pos- plants, one interior finishing plant, Altheimer, Wabbaseka, Sherrill, Hunt- I sesses its own athletic field, one of and several planing mills, are the Highlands, richly timbered in part, and where cleared, dotted with phrey, Tucker, Redfield, Jefferson ! the best in the South, and one of the Pine Bluff has one oil refinery, a the homes of happy, prosperous farm- Springs, Noble Lake, and Faith are i few publicly owned athletic fields in recent addition to the city's industries, other thriving communities in the Lthe country. A commodious gymna- and very successful, era. county. Each has good schools,'sium is equipped with everything re- The six banks of the city have re- churches, banking facilities, and mos; quired for physical development of sources of more than $14,000,000. and EVANGELIST DROPPED of them enjoy 24-hour dleetric service j the students, deposits exceeding $10,000,000. BY CHURCIi ON ACCOUNT from Pine Bluff. Good roads enable Pine Bluff possesses a good Public Wholesalers in Pine Bluff do a bust- OF KLAN ACTIVITIES residents to,reach Pine Bluff and other Library. ness of $25,000,000 a year, while the -- parts of the country quickly and con- [ Night classes conducted by the Y. volume of business by retailers ex- (By N. C. W. C. News Service) veniently. M.C.A. afford opportunity for self ceeds $5,000,000. New York, Dec. 30.--Dr. Oscar Hay- Former Governor b rank O. Lowden, improvement to those who in their Two of the big chain store systems wood, general evangelist of Calvary' of illinois, owns and operates a largo youth may not have possessed the ad- have found Pine Bluff a profitable Baptist church, has been discharged plantation on the Arkansas rivet', a vantages provided for the young pco- place in which to maintain establish- from that position, by unanimous vote few miles south of Pine Bluff. Mr. pie of Pine Bluff today, ments, of tile Board of Deacons and it has Lowden first bought land near here The Musical Coterie, Three Arts Pine "Bluff's industries are varied, been ordered that his name be strick- ten years ago. Then he looked around Club, Etude Club, and School Ira- including-- en from the church calendar "so long to sce if there, were better agricuL- pravement Associations are organiza- Stave, heading and handle factories, as Dr. Haywood is employed in work tural lands, ttere's what he says: tions working successfully to instill Sash, door'and cabinet factories, incompatible with his position as an "I visited Pananm, traveled pretty love of high ideals and the best in Foundries and machine shops, evangelist of this church." Dr. Hay- well over Cuba, and visited other art in the minds of Pine Bluff youth. Cotton oil mills, utilizing cotton wood's activities as national lecturer places with a view to the possible The spirit of service so charaeteris- seed for mmmfacture of linseed oil, purchase of land. In every instance, tie of Pine Bluff people has found ex- oil cake, meal and fertlizer. after covering all the data I could, I pression in many ways, but it is em- Grail1 mills and elevators. came to the conclusion that nowhere I phasized in none more impressively Sweet potato curing plants had been was there an opportunity than in the erection and maintenance oil cake, meal and fertilizer. for the purchase of farming lands of houses wherein to worship the product ,to other points. equal to that in the alluvial sections Creatar. There are In Pine Bluff 45 Newspapers, printing and book of Arkansas. I therefore returned churches, quivalent to one church for binding establishntents, and numerous and added to my holdings there. 1 every 645 of population. Eighteen of other enterprises, affording 'employ- think that I acted wisely, and I be- the churches serve white congrega" ment to thousands of workers. lieve that those lands are among the tions while the colored people, divided With plenty of skilled and unskilled very best to be found anywhere 'on into smaller assemblies, form 27 con- labor, the best relations existing be- the face of the earth. In order that gregati0ns, tween Organized Labor, Unorganized I may not be misunderstood, I haven't Augmenting the work of and co- Labor and other interestswith am- an acre of land in Arkansas for sale." operating with the churches are strong pie and cheap electric and other pew- Mr. Lowden's experience is like that Y" M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A., and nu- er; unexcelled water, rail and road of all other men who apply efficiency merous church societies, transportation, and immense quanti- to their business and farming'opera- Demonstration of the prosperity of ties of raw nmterial, Pine Bluff is the i"::"" Pine Bluff is  , :r .... , t os. r 'i Yurnished by. the @ealth ideal place for the establishment of 'Tine Bluff ]s on the Arkansas, by fire, the tenth con- about 75 miles from its junction with church property the Mississippi, giving water commu- there was no ew- t mx in this last fire, t tat a majority of tim nine 1 Were the work of au I ,, which some ofllcmls ti: tOldh:lnhel. F tile had scarcely beenl word was received of a reh of St. Plus, at Bago, Yaeinthe, which showed F of incendiary origin. The Ontrolled in time to save of the Basilica of last week, with a about $200,000 of Covered by insurance, important fire on property. These in- of the fires at Fas- ' ..o. the church and Anne de Beaupre, on of the Church of the in Montreal, April 4. the Convent of Notre April 19. done St. Jean Ht)s- in Montreal, October done University of 14. or St. Boniface College, of Dental and Veteri- even those early settlers had the at University of Men-  vision to realize that Pine Bluff's nat- 30. of the home of St. Sul- of Basilica of Notre 22. done in these and the evi- ey Were of incendiary trong that following Boniface College, and most noted of institutions, con- it was announced and Patrols would be property. of Montreal, after the fire which Dame, that .the Ku was responsible for the conilgrations letIers warning the property was to was th5 case in the Notre Dame fire i destryed the Sacred n Montreal. Official instituted by tile ablic opinion is tm- Farthing of the Montreal and the chairman of the I d Association of I nessages to Ca  ] ng their regret at Cathedral. a message as, Pope Pins XI, to- through the State, the regret ather at the de- Basilica and churches over two hundred have been re- aence fi'om all parts an a mowng pie- IMPERIAL GIANT AND MRS. TYLER TO SELL HOODS By .Car Taylor (Special Correspondent of The Com- mercial Appeal.) Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 28.How the Ktt Klux Khm plans to put its flmning cross in England, Frauce and Italy within the next six nlonths, and hor it plans later to establish itself i ahnost every country in the world, was told here today by Edward Young" Clarke, imperial giant and recognized dictator of the organiaztion. | Clarke said he would leave soon for London, taking a large staff with him and open foreign headquarters, the ground work in the first three coun- tries to be inwtded already has been well laid, he said. To All Caucasians. "We will extend the klan's member- ship to all Caucasian races," said' Clarke, "and white supremacy throughout the earth will be our slogan. Th klonvocation will meet in special sesmon shortly, and repeal that provision in out' organic law which debars members of the Catholic faith from nmmbership. "I expect to remain overseas Inost of the next year, as the klonvocatton at its last session placed me in charge of the international work. We ex- pect to spread our roster to include members of every Christian white race on the face of the globe. The black anti yellow races will be barred" Clarke explains that his post of im- perial giant era'responds to that o.f chairman of the board of directors of a business organization. : "We Are Innocent" Clarke diverted his interview to de- ny that the klan had a part n the murders at Met" Rouge, La. "Careful investigation convinces us iii tlmt another masked organization is in operation in that section," he,said, "its members wear gowns similar o ours. We are innocent and ;time will prove this." ', Membership "980,000, ' :'" Clarke added also that the ]lan ia not in politics and that the imperial officers stand ready to revoke the charter of any klan Chapter that en- ters politics as an organization. He gave the present membership of the klan as 980,000,and said the overseas program would double it in six months. Discussing the plan .to spread to other countries Clarke said: Cards Face Down "White supremacy nmst be main- tained and the white men"stand to- gether as one great organizatiw against the numerical[5., superior ol-. ored races. The klan is, about to un-: dertake this great task, and I amnow " laying the klan's cards on the tli'ble." "The white race has liuen ing steadily during " tiae e ,i) years. l " \\; he nnpressmn that we are matt- Cathohc must be rased. We ' :,anti- nothing, but ay i'ro, arid 'co, dmi- zation, and we..' elieve 'in ,toi'ee, We can t afford to antagome, tho- lies, when we are about to laulc out" world-w!d e organization ah' to all whtte races so ma!. are Cathohcs. for the Ku KIux Klan are responsible Clarke Winks ()t'lier m,.,:: for his dismissal. He was discharged Asked if the klan several weeks ago by I)r. Straton, pas- anti-Catholic campaign tor of the church, when his Klan ac- Searchlight, its official,, rephed "If some of our tivities became known, but he refused " " " , ., , ,:t fought Cathohclsm ]n to accept this dismissal as official. '[ i .... , , " :wa Coma ' , want them to know thai; letiting upon Mr. Haywoods ., anda dismissal and upon statements ma& off now, and that we want by the discharged evangelist to th join us in maintaining.tim supremacy effect that the pastor of the churcl of'the white race." was afraid to force the issue, Dr Mrs. Tyler, satheJ , Straton said: "I have no unkind or us- The same xhite rob .and :.masks friendly feeling for Dr. Haywood. I used in.this,coutr.y qll, l.gld to sincerely hope he may be led to see overseas klansmen,,.Glrk, the error of his presnt glignment an'd may be led again in the future to take' lures klux un tl,e work to which God Almight and Mrs.. Elizabeth..' called him when he made him  fielders, will. establis preacher." plants in the eoUlatfl ill.lit.t, ' ...  " - '.7 , ;. *, *t' .  ,,, t,,.,