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THE GUARDIAN, JANUARY 8, 1938 PAGE SEVEN Propose Of ,.'Degree Jan. 3. (EL--Abolition of Philosophy de- they termed a "hy- re-emphasis of the clas- proposed at a meeting of a dozen Jesu- and universities of and Middle West just University here. Proposed that the Ph. B. its flexible require- supplanted by a Bach- ]cience degree in social Ancient languages and Would remain funda- for the de- of Arts, in keep- centuries-old practice Of Jesus. of Jesuit college their assistants follow- meeting of the heads high schools from the Missouri and New Or- Convert Opens 3. (E).--"The" Die- Apostolate," whose the instruction of con- the diffusion of Cath- and principles to all disposed and interested in obtain- of the Catholic inaugurated person- Le Most Rev. Thomas E. of Brooklyn, in Lima church here yes- of which Bishop and moderator, of 35 priets especially the Bishop for this diocesan work. They associate regional di- instructors at various Centers'* to be estab- in every section of of Brooklyn. The 3. McGowan, assistant Rose of Lima church, first diocesan di- this work, and regional have been named for Nassau and Suf- ,athol,cs In New in Utah City, Utah, Jan. 3.-- have secured new fOUndation of their in Vernal, northwes- L of the Paul- is being done on the of the Most Rev Duane shop of Salt Lake. The COmprise an area of railes in which there of 17,298, the ority of which is Mor- has a little less iahabitans, of which than a dozen are See8 Officers Mass Jan. 3. 0[.-- Bucher had the of seeing three officers of the same Elizabeth's Church, morning. was the first Sol- of the Rev. Maretan P.M. His brothers, Bucher, O. F. M., Elizabeth's church, Mark Bucher, O. of the San Xavier Mission, Tucson, Deacon and Sub- the Mass. is a mem- parish. She mother of five sons three priests. Visits Cathedral 3. (g.--The Most Vicar Apostolic visited the Holy Name here yesterday. is visiting a large United States in be- newly,organized Chi- War Relief Associa- a sense, to return the large number of to his country fol- International Eucha- Manila last Feb- STOP OP, / RIGHT .7'a|ion S1; 7 Co,me|| KNOW AND USE HAND SIGIALS The proper use of hand signals prevents many an accident. The Uni- form Traffic Code provides three simple signals which are fairly well standardized throughout the cuuntry. They are shown in the accom- panying illustration. If your state or local signals vary from these, con- form to your local rules and customs. Make it a point to know just what they are---and discipline yourself to use them at all times. Thefts safety in hand signals. I Address of Newton D. Baker Pays Honor to Catholic Church The death of Newton D. Baker, former Secretary of War in the Wilson Cabinet, has served to re- call his many expressions of tri- bute to and admiration for the Ctholic Church and her clerical and lay leaders. Following is the text of the address which he de- livered at the reception accorded to the Most Rev. James A. Mc- Fadden, Auxiliaxy Bishop of Cleveland, on the occasion of that prelate's consecration September 8, 1932. (By N. C. W. C. News Service) It is a great and distinguished honor to have it thought of you that you can in any way reflect and express the sentiments of a great city upon so significant an occasion, and I deeply appreciate both the honor that has been done me, and the privilege of being here. There is in this situation a very intimate and tender quality which, of course, we outside of your com- munion cannot hope to share. To most of this audience in all likeli- hood-certainly to a large part of it--this is in the highest and pleasantest sense a family matter. Those of us who are outside the family can only extend the friend- ly congratulations of friends of the family, that the family is so happy, and has such an occasion 1o be happy. But there are other senses about this ceremony in which I and those for whom I speak can claim full participation, for when the last word is said, however we may be divided into sects and commun- ions, this is a Christian civiliza- tion and even those who have no belief of a strictly religious char- acter owe a debt of gratitude to the Christian ethics and to the great Church which for fifteen centuries preserved them solitarily and alone, that they live in a free and enlightened society. Great Peoples Decayed The history of the human in- tellect in Europe from the earliest days is characterized by peoples who rose to partial greatness and decayed. I have in mind the great and brilliant civilization of Greece, which only for the short space of one hundred and fifty years really flowered, and then her mythical gods disappeared from her mountain tops, and her glory remained a literary and philoso- phical memory. The next picture in that pano- rama is the picture of Rome-- pagan Rome with her military ex- ploits and her belief that all that was necessary for the civilization of man was man-made law. Great as her system was, it decayed with her pagan gods, and one thing that has equalled the memory of them all is the great Church repre-i sented by these venerable men and by you--founded upon Chris- tian ethics, which has preserved the spirit of freedom and democ- racy -- for your Church is the world's first great democracy, as through all the tide of time and against every adverse current it has been the fruitful mother of this thing which we call modern civilization, and in which our own rights and our own hopes rest. Two Pulpits I can therefore claim to par- tLcipate in so much of this oc- casion as is significant of that bit of history; but I asked those who asked me to come here to put down on the program, if there had to be something, that I wanted to say a word about "Two Pul- pits." Far  be it from me to'try to plumb the depths or measure the magnitude of the spiritual leader- ship which our friend has this day been called to share with his great leader, Bishop Schrembs. From the cathedral, which is wherever his voice speaks, he will exercise a spiritual leadership over a vast multihide of men, women and chil- dren, and continue the tradition which his Church has preserved. In the pulpit of which I speak it is to all of us an important thing that there should be men of learning, men of dignity, of char- acter, men of sanity of leadership, and men of great consecration and devotion of life. His fitness for that vocation and calling has been judged in the very center of the vast institution which has been built over the centuries to pre- serve and keep pure the doctrine of the Church. World Needs Anchor But the other pulpit is the one in which I, perhaps, have the most right to envisage hkn. In our modem life, with our rapid means of intercommunication with the drain that is made upon the strength, physical, mental and nervous, of the modern people in our intense civilization--with the increasing closeness by which the world, not merely our country but the whole world, is woven into an interlaced network of a highly sensitized kind, the problem of public affairs grows constantly After Christmas Reductions .in MEN'S And YOUNG MEN'S Clothing--Hats--Furnishings . BUY NOW AND SAVE Rube & Scoff Inc. 4 ! 7-419 Main Street Little Rock, Arkansas WHERE YOU GET YOUR MONEY'S WORTH i more important and difficult, and more imperative. If one looks at the life about him nowadays, so many things arc , changing that one seems to feel as though change was life itself. Sometimes it seems to me that the stream is washing away the very bottom of the river, and leaving nothing to contain it, and I sus- pect that if we are to maintain our civilization and improve our in- stitutions, the first thing we need is some great things which do not change. Some great landmarks v, hmh, as we are swept hither and yon upon the breast of a surging current, we can wave to and greet and say, "Thank God, that stands sife." It is because the Church in vary- ing degrees (and yours most of all) dates itself back nearly two thousand years, and in its major essential remains steadfast, un- changed and unchanging, that we can see that the real vital thing about our life is its morality, its ethics, and if we be troubled about our modern times we ban take as- surance from the, fact that those ancient principles of right and wrong, those tried disciplines of conscience, those unselfishnesses and devotion and loyalty which have filled the calendar of the Church with an increasing num- ber of saints, testify to us that there is in that ancient doctrine salvation for all our new dis- i tresses, and that if we can but acquire by a survey of the intel- lect and conscience of man since the Christian era, the serenity and dignity and assurance which its lessons really teach then all will be well with the world. Right Forces Strengthened It is from that pulpit that our friend, Bishop Schrembs, speaks as well as from the spiritual pulpit. It is from that pulpit that Bishop McFadden will speak, as well as from the spiritual pulpit, and I confess that each time the Church opens up her lists and adds an- other general to her spiritual forces I feel that the forces of right and not wrong are strength- ened and that there is fresh oc- casion for hope on all our parts. May I say just a word to Bish- op McFadden? I do not turn to address him because he can hear me and I want you to hear what I have to say. I am not unaware of the ex- alted dignity of the place to which he has been elevated. He is now a Prince of the Church, yet the higher the place the heavier the burden. Of course we congratulate him and rejoice with him in this dignity and this glory, but my prayer for him, and I know you share it, is that our Father in Heaven will give him the strength to bear the burden which this place entails, for our griefs, our mystifications, our errors are all additional burdens to him. In a large and difficult way he be- comes responsible for us, and as the years of his life stretch along he will be devoted, he will be loyal--I trust that the grief will not be too great, and that at the end of his ministry he can find that we and the world are really Frank Spearman, Noted Novelist, Catholic, Dies Hollywood, Calif., Jan. 3. (E). Frank H. Spearman, noted Cath- olic author, died here last Thurs- day at the age of 78. Mr. Spearman was a native of Buffalo, N. Y., and was honored by Notre Dame University in 1935 with the award of the Laetare Medal. Earlier Notre Dame, San- ta Clara, and Loyola (Los An- geles) Universities awarded him the degree, Doctor of Literature. Several of Mr. Spearman's novels, notably his "Whispering Smith," were made into motion pictures. His first book, "The Nerve of Foley," was published in 1900. Then followed "Held for Orders," "Dr. Bryson," "The Daughter of a Magnate," and "The Close of Day." Later he wrote his best known novel, "Whispering Smith." Mr. Spearman also wrote a study of American railroading, growing better, and approaching rolled "The Strategy of Great :h d ideals which he wishes for us, IRailroads," and several articles on winch he will struggle to help economic subjects. Others of his us to attain, books included: .... I "Robert Kimberly, .... The Moun- Philosophy Group to Hear Abbot rain Divine," "Nan of Music 7 [Mountain," "Laramie Holds the New Orleans, Dec. 31. (EL--The ft. Rev. Ambrose Reger, O. S. B., Abbot of St. Bernard Abbey, St. Bernard, Ala., will speak on "Mod- ern Trends in Philosophy" at the luncheon of the second annual meeting of the Southern Confer- ence of the American Philosophi- cal Association to be held here January 15. Nobleness As one lamp lights another, nor grows less, so nobleness enkindleth nobleness.--James Russell Lowell. Range," "The Marriage Verdict," "Selwood of Sleepy Cat," "Span- ish Lover," "Flambeau Jim," and "Gunlock Range." Catholic Law School Is Largest in America New York, Jan. 3. (E).---St. John's University School of Law, Brooklyn, still ranks as: the larg- est law school in America, accord- ing to statistics of law school en- rollment in the American Law School Review. Blood Given By Priest in Attempt To Save Writer Saragossa, Spain, Jan. 2. (E). Despite several blood transfusion operations, Edward J. Nell, Asso- ciated Press war correspondent, died at'the Red Cross hospital here today of shell wounds he re- ceived New Year's Eve on the Teruel front. A priest was one of those who gave his blood in an ef- fort to save the writer's life. Mr. Nail was a native of Me- thuen, Mass. He was widely known as a sports writer before he became a war correspondent. He was the third newspaper man to lose his life in the fighting at Teruel. His widow, the former Helen Solan, resides in New York. 'Philanthropy Index' Shows Gifts Increase New York, Jan. 3. (E).--An "in- dex of philanthropy" issued by the John Price Corporation shows that there was an increase in the "stan- dard of giving" in 1937. Gifts and bequests in New York, Chica- go, Washington, Baltimore, Phila- delphia and Boston totaled $148, 000,000 as compared with $105,- 910,706 in 1936, it was stated. For the same cities, it was stated, total gifts and bequests have ex- eeeded $1,124,000,000 in the seven years that the statistics have been compiled. Accomplishment Show me a man who makes no mistakes and I will show you a man who doesn"t do things.- Theodore Roosevelt. Leave it to Our Lord to judge. He sees the heart and He knows the motives, we just see what others want to show us. of greater rvlee In the future than in the pest. W.. IL Baker J.O. t Brak , Harvey Coueh Iurin Davis R.H. DickonKorat , [. L. Longino H. Grady Manning L Garret, , Sam J. Wilson It. I. Rltchla Pinchbaek Taylor F.M. Wilkes Roy L Thompson . S. Lynch ' |. M. Workman DIRECTORS OF THE ARKANSAS POWER & LIGHT CO. 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