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Sixty-six / THE GUARDIAN FARMER NEEDS OUR SOLICITUDE . LONG NEGLECTED "God Made the Country and Man Made the Town"---Catholics,Should Champion the Cause of the Hus- bandman. (C. B. of C. V. Bulletin) St. Louis, Jan. 4.--"Sr. Isidore's Plow," devoted to the promotion of rural welfare, and edited by Rev. Ed- win O'Hara, should be welcomed by the Catholics of America and fostered because it has a peculiar mission, all too long neglected. The Labor Ques- tion and Organized Labor have hd champions among the Catholics of this country, outside of the ranks of working men. Agriculture and those engaged in farming have thus far not been the objects of the solicitude on the part of Catholics which the impor- tance of both, and the fact that our country is experiencing i city-ward movement would seem to demand. There has even been a tendency to put Agriculture and Industry, the factory $ hand and the farmer, on the same level, while it remains true what Cow- ley suggests: "Goi the first garden made, and the first city Cain." Warns America. America Should be warned by the lot that has befallen all nations who robbed the soil and devastated nature in general. Furthermore, the dondi- tion England finds itself in today should be a waa'ning to us, and a strong incentive to do everything in our power to save the American farm- er from being driven off the soil or becoming a mere renter. Let Cath- olics remember that Agriculture is the foundation of the state, and that a sound farmer cla3s is absolutely essential to the well-being of society. And let us not believe that it is im- material whether the man occupied with Agriculture is a renter, a capi- talist running a farm merely for profit's sake, and on a large scale, or an independent farmer, living on the soil and tilling it with that care the true husbandman devotes to Mother Earth in order to obtain a crop which will sustain him and his fellow- men. We do not know whether it is true that the old methods of farm- "lug raised a finer human crop than any associated with steam-plow or self-binder. Landed Estates. But all history proves that what the Romans called latifundia, vast landed i estates, are as harmful to a country as a numerous class of farm-tenants. Agriculture flourishes best when most I of the land is held by a sturdy' peas- I antry such as were to be met with in I the European countries during the : Middle Ages. Let us not forget that the English yeomanry fought Eng- land's victorious battles during those centuries, while some one writing to Henry the Eighth from Ireland,,urged the conquest of that country, because, with the hardy Irish clansmen for his soldiers, his Highness might conquer Europa and even hope to be preclaim- ed Emperor of Jerusalem. A' contributor to Blackfriars, an English magazine, published by the Dominican Fathers, has pointed out that in England religion and peas- v: r  antry went down together, and, he continues, "it must be clear to xaany that no less a power than a religion believed in will avail to restore Eng- lish people to the land in mockery called theirs." From this we should learn firstly to prevent the Ameri- can farmer from losing his hold on the land and, secondly, to further re- ligion in the farming communities as lulous|y as possible. In fact, we aould consider the possibility of Catho|ic Colleges of Agriculture, to be ounded in conection with monna? tone& We may in this case say, vhat is considered good for England will be good for our country also. :Now, H, E. (. Rope, in his contribu- 'tlon to Btackfriars, 'Spade and Rood," says: "A.great part of Chris- 0ndom has been overrun by barba- / 4am, the barbarians of usury and ex- lb01tatton. It was the monks who re- stored Agriculture anti civiliaztion under the former barbarian deluge. A thing is found where it is lost. I sug- gest, then, that it is the monks who ...... wilt once more reclaim the waste and father communities of believing men tnder the shadow of minster towers, and within the hearing of hallowed 'P Render Service. '+ Only in some such mmiuer will it be possible to reverse the process of the invasion described thus by Mrs. Hugh ..... Fraser in "vm Years on the Pacific i :' Slope": "When they (the settlers) havo worked Ilard and long enough, which pushed them i  forth will eject them once more, and the vai|waFa and factories and the will throng in and start mo regardless of the of  men who cut the first and bottled' to" clear the forest J and convert the wilderness into a gar- den." Something of this kind is go- ing on today in this country of ours. Let Catholics, therefore, perceive the farmers' problems, learn to under- stand them and endeavor to prevent tim consumation of the dire catastro- phe the authoress mentioned has in mind. Catholics will, by doing these things, render their Church and America an inestimable service. KLAN ALARMED OVER GREAT L()SS IN MEMBERSHIP Kieaffle Clark Announces That Ban Will Be Lifted on CatholicsAd- verse Publicity Does It. (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Washington, D. C., Jan. 1.--Faced with a rising tide of public opinion and a heavy loss of membership as a result of the murders at Mer Rouge, Louisiana, high officials of the Ku Klux Klan are making desperate at- 'tempts to save the face of the organ- ization and to devise new expedients to continue the flood of gold that has been pouring into their coffers. Kleagle Clark's Announcement The new po!icy of the Klan is fore- shadowed in the announcement of Im- perial Giant Edward Young Clarke that the Klan would: 1. Lift the "ban" on Catholics holding membership. 2. Invade Europe and extend the Klan's membership to all Caucasian races. The annountement by Clarke came one day before Representative James A: Gallivan of Massachusetts declar- ed that Democratic congresmnen who go before the party caucus as candi- dates for speaker of the House in the new Congress will be called upon by Northern Democrats to announce where they stand on the question of the Klan. "We are going to watch Ku Klux Democrats whether they come from Texas or any other states," said Gal- livan, "and they will get no support from the Democrats of the North un- less at the caucus they pronounce their absolute and unequivocal opposi  tion to the infamous organization which at present holds the front page in our daily newspapers." Membership Falling Off Clarke's statement that Catholics would hereafter be admitted to mem- bership and that the organization would be extended to Europe comes, singularly enough, at a time when of- ficials of the Department of Justice report that resignations have been pouring into the different headquar- ters of the Klan at the rate of 309 a week throughout the United States, and that there is every indication that these will multiply because of the ad- verse publicity given the organization as a result of the Mer Rouge mur- ders. The object of the new move on the part of Clarke and his associates is made evident by the revelation that the same white robes and regalia used in this country will be sold the over- seas Klapsmen and that the Atlanta company which manufactures such re- galia, of which Clarke and Mrs. Eliz- abeth Tyler are stockholders, will es- tablish plants in the countries invaded. "We will extend the Klan's mem- bership to all Caucasian races," said Clarke, in announcing the new pro- gram for gathering fees and selling robes, "and white supremacy through- out the earth will be our slogan. The Klonvokation will meet in special ses- sion shortly and repeal that provision in our organized law which debars members of the Catholic Church from membership. "I expect to remain overseas most of next year, as the Klonvokation at its last session placed me in charge of the internationalization work. We intend to spread our roster to include members of every Christian white race on the face of the glebe. The black and yellow races will be barred. "The impression that we are anti- Catholic must be erased. We are anti- nothing, but are a pro-and-con organi- zation, and we believe in tolerance. We cannot afford to antagonize Cath- olics when we are about to launch our world-wide organization and spread it to all white races, of which so many are Catholic." Clarke's attention was called to the anti-Catholic campaign being fostered by the Searchlight, the official organ of the Klan. "If some of our members have fought Catholics in the past," he said, "we want them to know we are hands off now, and we want them to join in maintaining the supremacy of the white race." Clarke side-stepped mention of the lifting of any "ban" members of the Jewish race in his interview. "I have tried to make it plain," he said, that the Klan will invite.Chris- tian white men everywhere to mem- bership. However, I may add that we are not waging a fight on Jews." Clarke's statement regarding the European invasion drew fire from .more than one Klan official. "He has spilled the beans," said F. i i PASCHAL BROS. Wholesale Grocers and Feed 1700 West Pullen Street PINE BLUFF, ARK. Private Ambulance and Lungmotor Service H. I. HOLDEI00ESS COMPANY INC. FUNERAL DIRECTORS Telephone 160 Open Day and Night Pine Bluff, Ark. i THE CITIZENS BANK OF PINE BLUFF PINE BLUFF, ARKANSAS 4% ON SAVINGS Capital, Surplus and Profits Over Half Million Dollars SECURITY SERVICE L. Savage, chief of staff and right- hand man of H. W. Evans, the new Imperial Wizard, in discussing the in- terview. Savage explained this cryptic re- mrk later for saying that the infor- mation released by Clarke was unau- thorized. Despite Savage's rebuke, Clarke, in-' slats that the Klonvokation placed him in charge of the European invasion and that he knew "what he was do- ing." A part of the program, he re- vealed, calls for an alliance with the Fascisti of Italy and England and France will be combed for members. "We have been in touch with Italian leaders for some time," he declared, "and the fact that the Fascisti will join us in establishing the Klan in Italy at once insures that success of our venture in that country." INDIAN CLAIMS INVESTIGATION TO BE MADE NOW (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Washington, Jan. 3.An investiga- tion of the proposal to settle the claims of other than Indians within the reservations of the Pueblo In- diana, which is embodied in a bill in- troduced by Senator Bursum, will probably be made before any further action is attempted by Congress. The bill had already passed the Senate but was recalled at the instance of Senator Borah. Secretary Fall has suggested that hearings on the question be held by the Senate committee at which all interested parties may be given an opportunity to present their views. In a communication to Senator Bo- rah reviewing the history of the KAENTZ BROS. CO. PRODUCE Pine Bluff, Ark. Pueblo grants, Secretary Fall points ed by some will depriver eut that under the early Spanish and of their lands, no later Mexican laws the Indians were in each case to have a league of land. "At the same time," he adds, "the method adopted in granting and con- firming rights to other settlers, Span- iards or Mexicans, was to compute four leagues square, measuring one league in each direction from the cen- ter of the village or the door of the church. In New Mexico the first set- tlements of the Spaniard were adja- cent to or within the existing settle- ments of the Indians in many in- stances; and the civil government in the early days being in the hands of the representatives 9 f the church,is- sions wer immediately established among these Indians and churches built within the settlements." 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