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PAGE TWO Complete Eradication Of (hristianity Nazi Plan =00lele. the of a G S h f series of three, is written by an eorge c ae ers, experienced American correspon- dent who is i. clo00e touch with Resident "ur the Gernmn situation and has re- centi00 retn00ed from extended Morrilton, Dies visits to Germny.--N. C. W. C. News Service. Morrilton, Dec. 31. N Funeral (Special Correspondent, N. C. W. service for George Schaefers, 84, C. News Service) who died at the family home on Amsterdam, Dec. 27. (EL--The East Elm street after an illness of Church'ban against Nazi adher- several weeks, on Tuesday, De- ents, it must be remembered was cember 28, were held at the Sac- raised only conditionally some four red Heart church in Morrilton, years ago. In the statement is- Friday, December 31. The Rev. sued by the German Hierarchy at F. A. Schwab, C. S. Sp., pastor, the time, it was said explicitly that was celebrant of the Solemn Re- the Episcopate "believes it has quiem High Mass, assisted by the reason to be confident that the Rev. Anthony Lachowsky, C. S. general interdictions and warn- Sp., of Conway as deacon and the ings (i. e. against National So- Rev. Frederick Lachowsky, C. S. cialism and its doctrines) must Sp., of Ferndale, Conn., as sub- no longer be considered as neces- deacon. Burial was in the Sac- sary." The emphasis was laid on red Heart cemetery in charge of the words "believe" and "confi- the Reid Funeral Home. dent," the hope being thereby ex- Mr. Schaefers was born in Ger- pressed that Hitler would stick to many, December 13, 1853, and his promises after he had declared came to this country at the age in his Reichstag speech on March of 20. He settled at Germantown, 23, 1933, that his government "con- what is now known as Kenwood, siders both Christian churches as moving to his present home 44 the most important factor for the years ago, where he has resided maintenance of our national life, since. He had been in the employ and will respect tim treaties con- of the Missouri Pacific Railway eluded between them and the Co. for the past 43 years, until his State." retirement 13 years ago. His pas- Negotiate a Concordat sing will be felt by many. In spite of serious apprehen- The deepest sympathy is ex- sions lest the promises then given tended to loved ones whom he left by the Nazis might not be kept, behind. Surviving are five daugh- the Holy See and the German ters, Mrs. Will Drilling, Mrs. Louis Hierarchy agreed to negotiate a Baldus, Mrs. Henry Kordsmeier, Concordat which was to inaugu- and Mrs. C. W. Drilling, Jr., all rate a new era of peaceful rela- of Morrilton; Mrs. H. G. Ander- tion between the Catholic Church son, Pontiac, Mich, and two sons, and the State. Many difficulties Leonard Schaefers of Morrilton, remained to be settled, and on re- and Joe Schaefers of Dallas, Tex. peated occasions the German Bish- , ops raised their voices to warn mises, the R6me commentary said, the Government that the provi- the author leads up to an apothe- sions of the Concordat must be osis of the Nordic race whose kept to the letter. But, unfor- blood, he insists, embodies a mys- tunately, not only have all negotia- tory transcending all traditional tions so far tending toward the Christian sacraments. From such full application of the Concordat premises Rosenberg arrives at failed to bring about the end de- teaching an extreme nationalism sired by the Church, while at the which is basically contrary to same time the forces hostile to the Christian teachings. Church became increasingly belli- Rosenberg Book Clmmpioned gerent, but official Nazi spokes- In the beginning, the Nazi party men now blantantly incite disre- disclaimed responsibility for Ros- gard of the solemn obligations un- enberg's book, which was said to dertaken by their leader, be "the expression of private opin- Hitler's Own Position ions." But since Rosenberg was i Adolf Hitler's own position was given the first national German never defined officially, beyond prize of literature at Hitler's per- the statement to the Reichstag just sonal request, his work has re- quoted. It is known that he was ceived the unmistakable stamp of born a Catholic, that he was also official recognition. a practicing Catholic, at least un- All this could cause no surprise til the time when the German to those who trove watched closely Hierarchy condemned his Party Hitler's own pronouncements on because of its extreme nationalism matters of religious import. His and its racial prejudices, and that own book "My Struggle," which is he has publicly disclaimed having today a sort of "national Bible" left the Catholic Church. of the German people, is so filled with misinterpretations of things On the other hand, since be- coming head of the Government Catholic, and based in its conclu- sions on views intolerable from a he has never been seen going to Church either in Berlin or in his Christian point of view, that it Bavarian mountain home--except might easily have figured on the on the occasion of a Requiem Mass Index of books forbidden for for Marshal Pilsudski, of Poland, Catholics to read. Also, in his in Berlin's St. Hedwig Cathedral, speeches he has frequently refer- when he attended in his capacity red to religious topics, always as hecl of state, but behaved as showing himself thoroughly un- thoughtie was not a member of familar with essential Christian the Church. Even more indica- teachings. And the monthly Geist- tire of the Chancellor's personal christentum, edited by one Arthur feelings was the appointment he Dinter, who for many years has been known as a violent foe of made of Alfred Rosenberg, author of the book "The Myth of the Christianity, has quoted Hitler as Twentieth Century,' which is one having declared in a speech in Gad of the worst anti-Catholic publi- Godesberg that "the unity of the German nation must be vouch- cations ever to come off the prebs, shied by a new philosophy of life, as general supervisor of all educa, since Christianity in its present tional and cultUral aetivites of the Nazi party, form no longer comes up to the requirements of the bearer of na- Resenberg's Book on Index tional unity." A few days after that appoint- Charity Considered Incompatible ment had been announced, the All this is fully in line with the Congregation of the Holy Office notions now widespread in Get'- in Rome put Rosenherg's book in many that Christianity is nothing the Index of books forbidden for but an outgrowth of Semitism, Catholics on the grounds that the which, it is claimed, runs counter author disregards the basic doe- to Germanic traditions. Christian trines not only of the Catholic charity is considered to be incom- Church, but of the Christian re- patible with conceptions of military ligion as such, that it proposes the heroism, and Christ's command establishment of a new Germanic to make no distinction between national church based on the myth races and to love one's neigh- of blood whose pure preservation bor is valued as nothing but an it considers as the best protection obstacle to the achievement of na- of the divine elements in human tional glory in the struggle for in- nature. Starting from such pro- ternational supremacy. J bor Ark All standards of education in ones o, , German schools and universities are now adjusted to these notions. GREENHAW T and Believe ABSTRACT COMPANY Forget what others think. The Established 1882 lbJng that matters is what you 510 Main llelephond 307 think yourself--and that you be- Jonesboro, Ark. lieve in yourself.--Nicholas Bef- .fcl. Golden Wedding Anniversary THE GUARDIAN, JANUARY 8, 1938 pose and Unity of Action, the banner of Columbianism can be unfurled to a greater Catholic Ac- tion, for the honor and glory of God and our great Order. FRANK A. STEELE, State Deputy, Knights of Columbus. Mr. and Mrs. Alphonse Fre&'ich of North Little Rock celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary on Monday, December 27. Mass was said at St. Mary's church by the Roy. Peter Bar- todzieJ and a reception wa, held at the home of their son, William J. Fredrioh, of Little Rock. children entertained the jubilar- ians and guests with songs, poems and congratulations. Special con- gratulations were offered over radio station KGHI; also a song i"I Love You Truly" was dedicat- ed to Mr. and Mrs. Fredrich. Many gifts were received by the couple on this joyous occasion. Mr. and Mrs. Fredrich are the parents of 14 children, nine of whom are still living; one boy and eight girls. They were all present for the happy occasion of the Golden Wedding Ann/- versary of their parents. They were Sister M. Florentine, O. S. B., of Verona, Mo.; Mrs. George Wimberly and Mrs. Henry Dum of Houston, Texas; Mrs. Markus Bauer of Scranton; Mrs. Joseph Galbraith, Mrs. Thomas Shcriver, Mrs. Loretta Malachowski and Mrs. Strasner of North Little Rock, and Mr. William J. Fred- rich of Little Rock. All present were the sons-in- law, 28 grandchildren, one great- grandchild and a host of friends, who were from Houston, Conway, and Morrison Bluff. Mr. Fredrich was born in A1- sace-Loraine in 1862 and came to America in 1870, first residing in Chicago. Later he moved to Mor- rison Bluff, where he was mar- ried in SS. Peter and Paul church to Miss Mary Enderlin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isadore Enderlin of Conway. Mrs. Fredrich was also born in Alsace-Loraine in 1868, coming to America in 1881 and residing in Conway until her marriage. Mr. and Mrs Fredrich moved to North Little Rock in 1924. North Little Rock, Dec. 28.-- The Golden Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Alphonse Fred- rich was observed with great sol- emnity at St. Mary's church, North Little Rock, Monday morning, De- cember 27, at 8 o'clock. The serv- ices were conducted by the Roy. Peter Bartodziej, pastor of St. Mary's. Present in the sanctuary was the Rev. Lawrence Hoyt, O. S. B., pastor of St. Edward's church in Little Rock. Two of the grandchildren, Lawrence Sehriver and Max Strasner, Jr., were servers for the occasion. The beautiful music and hymns were played and sung by the Benedictine Sisters with Sister M. Julia at the organ, Sister M. Im- elda, Sister M. Annunciata and Sister M. Norbert. Both German and English hymns were sung during the Mass. Each member of the family wore a gold corsage. The members of the family and many relatives and friends received Holy Communion in a body. A reception was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Fredrich, Fourche Dam pike, Lit- tle Rock. Gold numerals, nine in- ches in diameter, and effective decorations were used to make a festive setting in the dining room. The table was beautiful with dec- orations of gold leaves and was centered with a large three-tierer cake, trimmed with gold leaves, gold doves and a miniature bride and groom. At each end of the table were vases of yellow chry- santhemums and gold lighted tap- ers. Each place was marked by a gold leaf. During the dinner the grand- 00o[umh0000 A ctivities in the State of A rkansas FOURTH DEGREE An important meeting of the !Fourth Degree Knights of Co- i lumbus, Bishop Byrne Assembly, will be held at the K. of C. hall, 809 Scott street, on Wednesday, January 12, at 8:00 p. m. At this meeting an increase in dues is to be voted on, also the adoption of the by-laws which were read at the last meeting. of the great work that has been done by the Order in combatting and stamping out the evils of Atheistic Communism throughout our fair land, and we should lend our whole-hearted support to the continuation of this program. In this message I wish to men- tion another great work that is be- ing done in our own diocese, a work that deserves the praise and honor of a United Order of Knights of Columbus within our state. I refer to the work of that wonder- ful publication, "The Guardian," the official organ of our diocese. I consider the work of this great paper, indispensible, particularly to the general welfare of the Knights of Columbus within our state, for were it not for the use of its columns, the general suc- cess and welfare of Columbian- ism within our state would have never been a reality. For this wonderful assistance, I feel deeply grateful and call upon each and every Knight of Colum- bus within the state to lend their whole-hearted support to this great paper. The councils can ac- complish much and show their appreciation by paying promptly, their pro-rata towards the picture service of The Guardian, which they have agreed to sponsor. My greetings to you for a New Year dedicated to new achieve- ments, that with Unon of Pur- STATE DEPUTY'S MESSAGE As the New Year passes into history, it also passes in review, We note with pride how our stamp has been laid upon it and what measure it has brought to us of happiness and accomplishment. To the Clergy of our diocese, The Guardian, State and Council Of- ficers and District Deputies and Brother Knights of Columbus throughout the State of Arkansas, I wish to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for the wonderful cooperation and sup- port given me as State Deputy during the past year. You have all played an important part in making 1937 a banner year in Co- lumbianism, for which I feel deep- ly grateful. I wish that it were possible for] me to mention the many accom-] plishments of the past year, but[ space forbids me to do so. How- I ever, we should all feel very proud [ ] Little Rock Council, No. 812 At the meeting of last Tuesday Worthy District Deputy Jack Sanders as chairman of the Mem- bership committee asked the coun- cil to set a date for a big three- degree initiation. Several appli- cations were read and from all indications there is plenty material for a large class, which probably will be initiated in the first part of April. The membership commit- tee has been enlarged and will have a meeting Thursday evening, in order to start an intensive drive for new members. The initiation fee is still the same and any- one interested in activities, insur- ance and educational features of the Knights of Columbus may call on our secretary for descriptive pamphlets. The committee on new membership for this class con- sists of the following members: Brothers Carl Bopp, Leo J. Byrne, John Grummer, A1 Rust, William Randolph, R. S. Peters, J. D. Fin- negan, Jr., G. R. Adkins, John P. Powers, S. J. Lynch and E. J. Pope. We also have a proposal from the Catholic Dramatic Movement to put on a drama of the mean- ing of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The drama is entitled "The Sacred Mysteries" and is put on by a cast from between 50 to 60 actors. A committee of' Brothers John Kenney, chairman, Gee. H. Mather, E. J. Pope and Dr. Paul J. Coyne has been appointed to make a detailed report on this proposal at one of the next meet- ings. Another committee on sponsor- ing the "Good Friday Closing Movement' 'to work in conjunction with other Catholic societies be- longing to the Catholic Union of Arkansas, has been appointed. As this falls under the activities of the Catholic Activity Committee, Worthy Grand Knight Dan M. Murphy referred this matter to Brother S. J. Lynch, who is the chairman of the Catholic Activity Committee, Deputy Grand Knight Leo J. Byrne was asked to assist Brother Lynch in this matter. The object of this movement is to ask local merchants to close their ,tores for the three hours that our ord spend on the cross for us on Calvary. In a numbdr of cities all over the United States this pious custom is being observed. Signs bearing the words "This Store will be closed between the hours of 12:00 noon and 3:00 o'clock on Good Friday," will be distributed among the merchants, who agree to join the "Good Fri- day Closing Movement." The attendance prize was drawn in name of Brother L. A. Fredrick, who was not present. St. Anne's Honor Students Return Home Christmas Fort Srriith, Jan. 2.--St. Anne's Academy and the Immaculate Conception parochial school re- opened on Monday for the mid- term session, both schools had a vacation of two weeks during the Christmas holidays. Students Home for Vacation Former graduates of St. Anne's Academy, who now as college stu- dents, returned to Fort Smith to spend the Christmas recess with their parents were: Dural Johns- ton, Harvard, Cambridge, Mass.; Anis Julia Skinner, College of Fine Arts, Chicago; Ann Frances Cullen, Peabody Institute, Nash- ville; Burley Clay Johnston, Notre Dame, Ind.; Lawrence Kelly, St. Louis University, St. Louis; Chas. Kuper, Springhlil College, Ala.; Fay Kirk Bonner, Southern Meth- odist, Texas; James Sloan, Su- biaco, Ark.; Gene Corrotto, Uni- versity of Oklahoma; Sonny Brown, University of Tennessee; Eugenla Hamilton, J. D. Camp- bell, Fred Mock, Robert Derdyen, University of Arkansas, and Tenry Crawley and Leo Sharum, A. M. C., Texas. Start Some Kind Word Start some kind word on its travels, and do it now; there is no telling when the good it will accomplish will stop. The man who can bridle his tongue is approaching perfection. "A COUPLE OF HIGHBALLS" City and state reports now show that liquor is a factor in from six to eight percent of all fatal motor vehicle accidents. This does not mean necessarily that a drunken driver or a drunk- en pedestrian was at fault. Few in- dividuals involved in accidents are really drunk; but many" had been drinking." Often there was just enough liquor involved to warp the judgment for that fraction of a second when swift and sure re- action to danger would have meant the difference between life and death. "I had a few drinks," says the shaking motorist, as he climbs out of the wreckage. And that may be true. But a very small amount of olcohol is sufficient to over-stimu- late the brain, create a false confi- dence, urge a little more pressure on the throttle, and blur those fine senses of mind that are necessary for accurate and quick action in emergency. Speed and booze NEVER mix. Even a single drink may be too many. After an evening of high- balls, leave the driving to some- one who has not been drinking. If you do drink and drive, you are much more likely to have an accident--perhaps a serious one-- and the law will surely hold you accountable. Ratcliff Study Club Meeting Held January 1 Ratcliff, Jan. 3.--The regular meeting of the St. Augustine Study Club was held on Saturday, Jan- uary 1. Isabell Huck, study lead- er, was in charge of the meeting. After a short talk by Andrew Manning on the topics of the last meeting, the following subjects were discussed: 'Preparation of the World for Christianity' by Freda McNutty; 'Revelations in the Old Testament,' by Mildred Mosley; 'The Church,' the Guardian and Teacher of Divine Revelations,' by Virginia Manning, and 'T h e Founding of the Church,' by Richard Ahrns. In the absence of Father Au- gustine, who is ill, Father Vin- cent acted as moderator. Recital of Divine Office by Laity Sought Victoria, B. C., Jan. 3. (EL--The Collegium Gregorianum of Vic- toria is a group of lay persons en- gaged in promoting the recital of the Divine Office among the laity. As many devout lay persons, eager to participate, are unable to af- ford brevaries, an appeal has been made through Vic Montaldi, 2736 Graham street, Victoria, to donate old sets or even odd volumes of the Roman Breviary. dOS. V. FERRARI CO. INSURANCE and BOIIDS "We Give Service" Phone 8181 Fort Smith, Ark. Dawson & Dawson Wholesale Distributors of STAG BEER Extra Dry Lager Fort Smith Arkansas Predicts Many F Conversions From Aglicani00 Philadelphia, Dec. 31. (- American Catholic Historie sociation closed its eighteeoli nual convention here toda]eh ing which it elected office30 dered a reception to His Eig Dennis Cardinal Dougherty] bishop of Philadelphia and[ , ary chairman of the the" l assemblage; heard the 1' Press highly commended t secular press severely c  for their respective treatm news from Spain, and list" a distinguished convert pl ca continuous stream of con r' from Anglicanism. I n, The American Catholic lt: . cal Society of this city Wh " i to the convention which w:_ i here this year to mark the IL n r centennial of the U. S. C= tion. [g program brought gJ The prominent scholars from| the clergy and laity who ed significant papers on phases of American current events. Catholic Press In an address that has widesDread discussion Dr. Joseph F. Thorning, St. Mary's College, Md., declared that "one brightest spots in the uation has been the Catholic Press, led by W. C. News Service, in accurate, adequate and news about both sides in war in Spain." "The news as reported Catholic Press may not have been sensational," Dr. ing said, "but it was "It is a satisfaction to at least one news said in referring to the N, C. News Service, "did nd cumb to what Sir Walter 1 , Scott called the enormous! of modern propaganda' wh the 'rest of the world hoodwinked,'" The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Hawks, of this city, a convert who was Episcopalian minister and War chaplain, predicted , tinuous stream of conver-': the Church of England." loi "I believe," he said, "th(ll the struggle between ChriS,, and Communism coming max, large numbers of from all denominations turn increasingly toward unity." He remarked that ly 1,000 clergymen in made the statement that lieved the Pope is "the head of the Church 'Philip II' Is Selected By Catholic Book Club New York, Dec. 31. January selection of the Book Club is "Philip II," liam Thomas Walsh. In the book says the Walsh has vindicated the maligned character of and presents a Philip of man of his age who used I mense power to preserve W felt were the eternal verit ATTENTION CATHOLI The merchants represenl this section are boosters. are anxious to work with y are deserving of your pat Cooperate with them. GATEWAY BAKING Colonial '0000BI.ead Fort Smith Ark CONSTANTIN( Real Italian Spaghetti And Meat Delicious SandwicheS BEST BEER IN TOW1 [Fort ,Smlth , ArIO JANUARY CLEARANCE ---of-- ENNA JETTICK SHOES $5 to $6 Regular Styles $3.45 and $4.45 PATRICK SHOE COMPANY 913 Garrison Fort S