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THE GUARDIAN ..... JANUARY 20, 1961  7 •1 Attadc .7fh Congress Launches Move Curb Pornography Racker Washington, (E)--Congressmen taken up the cudgels obscene literature again. The early days of the 87th ongress saw introduction of a of bills intended to deal various ways with the prob- obscenity• , two proposals are involved: 1) Establishment of a commis- sion to investigate the smut racket and make proposals for coping with it. 2) Amendment of Federal laws dealing with pornography mailed to minors to specify that a broader norm of obscenity be n Smash 3-State Ring Deviates Circulatincj Smut New , Jersey officials have ashed a three-state ring of ;d sex deviates who distri- Pornographic material. ex County Sheriff Nell G. announcing the arrest of ewark couple who directed )'s operations, said the ded persons in New eY, New York and Pennsyl- Duffy said the FBI, the Generars office, the Department, Army and local police ring members re, were brought into the in- the ring's opera- mid the arrested couple and answer ads in pus sex-or;crated publica- *hs were distri- members secur- way. members included than 40 couples, although all were married..Sheriff Y said letters to teenagers confiscated, along w it h thtan 200 photographs. developments relating ity and free speech is- included the following: In Columbus, Ohio, the - Supreme Court agreed to Newport The Newport Daily Independent Weekly Independent ESTABLISHED 1901 -- 2 out ot 3 Jackson Countlans Read THE INDEPENDENT (N.C.W.C. News Service) hear a case involving conviction of a Cincinnati magazine dealer for possession of obscene mater- ia]. 2) In, Oklahoma City, the founder of the national Citizens for Decent Literature movement )lamed the rise of obscene liter- ature in the United• States on the country's general turning away from religion and on out- of-date laws. 3) In Washington, D.C., the Radio Code Board of the Na- tional Association of Broadcast- ers expressed concern, over the "sensational nature" of advertis- ing copy being used in connec- tion with some motion pictures. It urged radio stations to work with agencies and advertisers to eliminate objectionable elements. 4) Also in Washington the U.S. Court ef Appeals turned down the plea of a Washington man convicted of sending obscene photographs through the mails. 5) In Springfield, Ill., U.S. Dis- VAN DYKE'S "The Furniture Store" Frigidaire Appliances -- Quality Furniture ''NIWPort, Ark; Phone SA 3.S110 applied in these cases than is used when adults are involved. The proposal to set up a com- mission on obscenity is not a newcomer to Capitol Hill. Sev- eral bills for this purpose were introduced in the 86th Congress. The Senate approved the mea- sure, but the House did not take final action on it. 'The new versions of the pro- posal, like the old, call for es- tablishing a group to be called the Commission on Noxious and Obscene Matters and Materials. The commission would be made up of members of Con- gress, Federal officialS, clergy- men, publishing and entertain- ment industry representatives and state and local law enforce- ment officials. The group would hold hearings and conduct in- vestigations on obscenity. It would report its findings and suggestions to the President and Congress. Senate cosponsors of the mea- sure (S. 62) are Sens. Karl E. Mundt of South Dakota, John J. Sparkman of Alabama, and Gor- don Allott of Colorado. In the House the sponsors ofthe pro- posal (tlR. 417, 1826 and 2468) include Reps. Carroll D. Kearna of Pennsylvania, Gordon H, Scherer of Ohio and Glenn Cun- ningham of Nebraska. triet Court Judge Omer Pops re- voked the probation of an Ed- wardsville, ltl., man and sen- tenced him to concurrent five- year terms on each of six counts of mailing and receiving ob- scene matter through the mails• Maryknoll Parish in Bolivia Stoned As Commun,st Groups Stage Rmts La Paz, Bolivia, (E)The year's of the city. first downpour drove off a mob "The rectory was stoned and of communist demonstrators windows were broken, but no- stoning the Maryknoll parish of body was hurt and the crowd was San Pedro here. quickly dispersed by the first "Frustrated in their efforts to heavy rains of the year." prevent Archbishop Abel Antez- :: aria of La Paz from offering Mass in the cathedral in protest: a ainst the presence of Russian 'dod-will' officials in Bolivia," Ceylon Opens said Father John J. O'Brien, M.M., of Flushing, N.Y., "the Reds diverted .their anger to- ILJl16,11llllll.,UllUt''#'l'tl"l^rl ward the parish of San Pedro, which is located ! 'near the center Pryer Year ,,ewoor, oo., Portuguese India, (E -- Patriarch Jose Vieira Alvernaz of the East Indies has proclaim- ed a year of prayer for the bea- tification of Venerable Joseph Vaz, Goa-born Apostle of Cey- lon. The beatification cause of the Indian priest, who was known as the "Sammana Swami" (An- gelic Father), is being studied in Rome by the Sacred Congre- MERCHANTS & PLANTERS BANK "A Newport, Arkansas Friendly Bank To Do Business With" Member F.D.I.C. FIRST NATIONAL BANK • ' Hazel Street Newport Arkansas White Abstract & Realty Co., Inc. M. J. White Ben H. White Jackson County, Arkansas r • Abstracts . Farm Loans - Real Estate Home Loans 520 Third St,..  '. ..."i .... Newport Arkansas Don't Compromise Faith, Be. Loyal, Cardinal Urges Head for New Cloister by Jet Chicago, (E) -- Two priests, cloistered for years in a Trap- Puerto Rican Milan, Italy, (E) -- Giovanni Cardinal Montini, Archbishop of Milan has urged Catholics to be Completely loyal to the prin- ciples of their Faith and to avoid compromises and silence. Cardinal Montini referred to "the sad phenomenon of people who profess to be Catholics," but who'.think tlt all they must do is not to object to the Church's doctrine. These people "prefer the art of .compromise to that of militant affirmation and ultimately be- come conformists. "This can lead to sad conse- quences in the moral and reli- gious field," the Cardinal warned. "May God help us to be com- pletely loyal to our principles, in pist monastery, took off here for Jakarta, Indonesia, in a jet plane. Father Maurus Henrich, O.C.S.O., cloistered 27 years, and Father Aelred Tietjen, se- cluded 12 years, at the Trap- pist New Mellary Abbey, Dubuque, Iowa, headed for Ja- karta on a five-year loan plan. They will be stationed at a Trappist monastery in the mountains about 200 miles from Since the expulsion of all Dutch citizens by the Indones- ian government, now new members of the order lmve been allowed into the country from their native Holland. The extra priests are needed in Indonesia because the con- templative life has a special attraction to the Oriental. There are a number of Indo- nesian vocations to the Trap- pists but not eJnongh priests available to prepare them for the monastery. First Japanese New Scroll Finds May Add To Earlier Ones what we know by now of the significance of the Dead Sea scrolls," Father Roland de Vaux, O.P., director of the Ecole Bibli- que (Biblical School) in Jeru- salem told this correspondent in an interview. Father de Vaux supervises all the editorial work being done in the Palestine . Archeologlcal Museum on the scrolls. "The work of studying ald publishing the fragments of the Dead Sea scrolls is progressing .satisfactorily," Father de Vaux said. Tim ,second volume of the series, Discoveries in the Ju- dean Desert," which contains all the finds in the Murabbaat caves, is already printed and will be published in a few weeks, ac- cording to the priest. Asked if he expected new dis- coveries in the Dead Sea area, Father de Vaux replied: "There are some rumors, which I cannot check, that there are still some scrolls hidden by the Bedouins. Secondly, it is quite possible that in some caves still to be found in the Qumran region there may be more scrolls to discover. But fl)m what has been already deciphered and translated, it appears that the main lines of Essene history and doctrine are now known. New discoveries could add to, but could not change fundamentally, what we know by now." Father de Vaux said that New Testament scholars agree gen- erally that in the thoughts and expressions of the Esene com- positions there are some paral- lels with the New Testament, but the scholars stress the fact that such parallels do not imply any dependence of Christianity on Essene doctrine. "Most of the parallels are ex- plained by the common roots of the Christians and the Essenes in Old Testament religion and by common thoughts current at the same period in Palestine just be- fore the coming of Christ," Fath- er de Vaux explained• "Such par- allels should never make us for- get the essential differences be- tween the religion of this closed community, the Essenes, still ex- pecting the coming of a Mess;as, and the early Church preaching to all nations the "Good News' of the Divine Mess;as already come." Legislature Curbs Cath, ,talcs San Juan, P.R., (E)--The two uuccessful cand:dates of the .Church-backed Christian Action Party in last November's elec- tions have been denied their seats by the Puerto Rican Legis- lature. They were refused seating un- til' completion of an investigation by comm!ttees of legislators into charges of fraud in voter regis- tration by the CAP. Legislators of both the Popu- lar Democrat party and the State- hood party, the two chief politi- cal units here, voted unanimously to deny seats to Senator-elect E. Davila Polanco and Representa- tive-elect Jose L. Feliu Pesquera. The fraud allegedly took place during the CAP's efforts to meet 'a Pureto Riean requirement that a political party can obtain a place on the ballot only if it se- cures affidavits of support from 10 per cent of the registered vcters. Charges were made that some affidavits were forged. The CAP was an outgrowth of l Catholic dissatisfaction with the l Popular Democrat party, led by Gev. Luis Munoz Marin. The Puerto Riean Bishops appealed to Catholics to support the party. In Mid-October, the country's archbishops and two bishops ,¢pecifieally condemned the Popu- lar Democrats, the island's strongest party, and wcned Catholics they should not¢0te for the organization. tIowever, Gov. Munoz Matin and his party swept the Novem- her 8 elections. The CAP failed to get 10 per cent of the votes cast:and lost its status as an is- land party. Sen, Davila and Rep. Feliu, however, won by popular vote in their two districts. Former Lawyer Leaves U.S. To Help C00ine00se Trappists The first native Japanese Pus. sionist, Frater Augustine Paul New Orleans, (E)--Bank em- ployees, bombardier in the Pacific, university student, )racticing lawyer -- that was Dcnald Graham, who is now Mary Yvo, a Trappist monk. The New Orleans native is on his way to the island of Lantao, near Hong Kong, to be "business manager" for a Chi- nese community of Trappists. The Lantao foundation is a mnant of Our Lady of Con- splat;on Abbey, founded in Peking in the 19th century. It established a home on Lantao to prepare to go back to China when communist rule is broken. They have about 140 acres, a good part of which came from leveling two mountains. There building program is at an early stage. This is where Brother Mary Yvo comes in. In 1950, while an attorney in New Orleans, he decided there must be "a lot more to life than practicing law and spend- mg money." He became a lay brother at the Trappist Abbey Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Kordsmeier, Jr. K ord smeier-Longmire Nuptials Held in Knoxville .(Special to The Guardian) Knoxville, Tenn.--Miss Carole Ann Longmire of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Joe G. Kords- meier, Jr., formerly of Little Rock, were married December 30, in the rectory of Holy Ghost Church in Knoxville. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. tI. Longmire of Knoxville and Mr. Kordsmeier is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Kordsmeier of Little Rock, members of Holy Souls parish. The Bv. Albert J. Henkel per- formed tha ceremony. Mrs. Long- mire 'was her daughter's honor attendant and the bridegroom's father was best man. The bride was given in marriage by her School in Little Rock. father. Following the ceremony, a re- ception was held at Hotel Far- ragut in Knoxville and on Jan- uary 2, a reception in their hon- or was given at the Kordsmeier home at 4424 Lee St., Little Rock. After a wedding trip, the cou- ple is at home at Hotel Farragut! in Knoxville where Mr. Kords- meier is hotel sales manager., The bride attended the Univer m sity of Tennessee, and the bride-! groom attended Bellarmine Col-i lege in Louisville, Ky., after'; graduating from Catholic High ....... : i John Garrich, Jr., Honored as Knight Of Year by SIovak K. of C. Council Slovac--John Garrich, Jr., 32- year-old father of two, who oper- ates a rice farm here, is "Knight of the Year" of Bishop Albert L. Fletcher Council No. 3998, : Knights of Columbus. Mr. Garrich received the award last Sunday evening be- fore a crowd of 200 who attended the Fourth Annual Duck Ban- quet in SS. Cyril and Method;us parish hall, sponsored by the Slovak Knights of Columbus. Past State Deputy, Leo Byrne read the citation and made the presentation. The citation laud- ed Mr. Garrich as a zealous and energetic Knight, for both his Council and his Parish. Reynolds P. Maus, former coach of Subiaeo Academy, anti now in the public relations field for the Academy, was the guest speaker. Mr. Maus spoke about both Subiaco .Academy and the Abbey, relating how both have been a victim of struggle and. conflict ever since their begin- ning. He told of the Academy's advantages in the three import- ant fields of training, religious, spiritual, and physical. The dinner was attended by Knights of Columbus members their wives and guests from many parts of Arkansas. Grand Knight Cyril Plafcan of Slovae was toastmaster. Others on the Kunii, took his final vows as program included Charles Papan, a religious January 16 at the had about 200 men in the eom- of Our Lady of Gethsemani, i Jr., who gave the welcoming ad- munity when the communists near Louisville, Ky. dress, and Deputy Grand Knight Passion;st Fathers Seminary, took over China in 1949. The Brother visited New Or- Ed Hooks, who presented the Louisville, Ky. A native of Tot- tori-ken, Japan, he entered the Many Trappists were killed, leans before sailing from this . Catholic Church in 1952 while some are still under arrest and port city on his 32-day trip to a student:at Kyoto University. about 25 managed to pierce the HongKong, leaving behind his P "Af (: G He entered the Passion;st No- bamboo curtain to the free mother, three brothers and a * vitate at St. Paul, Kansas, in world. . sister, Sister Mauriee Therese, n rl rou P 1956. He will be ordained in In 1950, the remaining mem- a Little Sister of the Poor sia- l964. (NC Photo) ,__hers of the Peking foundation _ti°ned in Oakland, Calif., Ad vises Aga rest Bureau for Lonely OutsideA sistance gut;on of Rites. Eiast'c Work • The year of prayers was pre- m ' Cltes.Success ' S ceded by a special Father Vaz London, (E)--Britain's Cath- Week here, to end on the 250th Week Declined anniversary Jan. 16 of the death of the priest who spent most of his life spreading the Faith in g I Ily n ii'armtu I, Ceylon against the opposition of Coo;all. its Protestant Dutch rulers. Father Vaz was born near Goa, in 1651. His parents were Chris- Vatican City, !E)--A work week tians of the Brahman caste, the that makes Sunday. just another highest social class of India. He day in the week is bad for so- was ordained in 1676. ciety, the Vatican Radio 4 has warned. A Vatican Radio commentator said the so-called elastic week is a victory for the technical con- cept of life. He said that on the ,basis of such a week "the rest of workers is distributed in cycles for the exclusive purpose of having a constant rhythm of pro- duction. "Sunday is sacrificed also to technical distribution of material and human energy for the pur- pose of maximum production," he continued. "The justification given for this is the economic demands of business and the con- siderable profits and benefits that workers and all society de- rive from them." But the elastic week "disre- gards too many cultural, moral and religious necessities of man," the. Vatican Radio commentator stated. "Man has a natural right to rest, not only as an individual who has ,to recoup his physical energies but also as a member all." He was given permission to go to Ceylon in 1686. The pre- dominant religion of the island was Buddhism, as it is today. When the Dutch took over the administration of the island in 1658, and gradually extended their power over the local kings, Cathohclsm was severely perse, cuted. Denounced at first as a Portu- guese spy, Father Vaz was thrown into prison; but he soon won the favor of the king and was allowed to pursue his work in peace. In 1699 several Ora- torians and other priests were: sent to help him extend his op:. eratiens to other parts of Cey- Lon. In Rome word of his work was received with great favor. In his later years, the priest suffered greatly from ill health. Hi, died: -. K..t:;::" in 1711. Olic Introductions Bureau re- ports that it has fostered 607 marriages since its foundation in 1947. Most of its applicants are women,'it says. The bureau is dedicated tp the Holy Family. It has the approval of the na- tion's bishops. Leopoldville, The Congo, (E)-- Catholic students and scholars from a dozen African "nations have urged Africa not to be tak- en in tow by either East or West. Africa must chart its own course within the international community, delegates to the sec- ond Pan-African seminar of Pax Romana asserted in a series of resolutions. Other resolutions of the 17-daY seminar declared. --Pan-African solidarity must be based on mutual respect and of society. "The protection and strength- must rule out any tendency to- cuing of family links . . . of the ward domination of one country responsibile and noble duty of over another. the education of children de- --Tribal differences must not mand a contemporary and per;- ;de a country. The crafts and odical gathering of the members culture of each tribe must en- of the same family who are sep- rich the country. --Africans must use lecal pro- arated during the week because ducts whenever possible, and of work or study." shun any use of imports based The Vatican Radio speaker on ostentation or luxury. said men should have a common --Africa still needs foreign aid. day of worship "because natural But this help must not corn- law imposes on man not only in- promise inOependence and must terior private worship but also foster an economy of raising the public and collective worship, level of life among all classes. "A state which pursues as its --The present rate of develop- ultimate aim the genuine and merit in Africa demands the complete welfare of man "and not rapid and general spread of literacy. a technical and economic goal --Education in hygiene must alone," the commentator con- be undertaken on a grand scale. cluded, "will always side with --A just distribution of nation- the Church in the defense of al production must not only guarantee a minimum living Sunday as the day of rest for wage but must reduce wide in- equalities in salaries. the different circumstances in which each one of us is obliged to honor them. Mr. John Garrlch, Jr uests. D Members of the clergy who at tended wcre: The Right.ev Michael Lensing, O.S.B.,*A1)bO of New Subiaco Abbey; Rig h Rev. Msgr. Joseph Gallagher an The Rev. Thomas Stauder 0 Pine Bluff; The Very Rev. Msg Edwin Hemmen of Brinkley; Th Rev. James Allen of Stuttgari The Rev. Edward Mooney c Carlisle; The Rev. Sylvest¢ Dellert, C.S.Sp•, State Chaplail of the K. of C. from Conway and The Rev. William Wellman chaplain of the Slovae Coneil o: the K. of C. " N.atlve Bmshop : Glve00 Uganda's 'i Prem,er See i \\; atiean City, (Radio, NC) Bishop Joseph Kiwanuka, W.Fd who in 1939 became the first Negro bishop in Africa in mod ern times, has been made head of the Church in Uganda. ' His Holiness Pope John XXIIi named him Archbishop of Rubaf ga. He succeeds Archbishop Lou, is J. Cabana, W.F., Canadlan born missionary who was names first Archbishop of Rubag' the Uganda hierarchy as est lished in 1953 Archbishop Cab ha, 64, resigned his See to mal way for a native Ordinary. T Pope transferred him to the tit¢ lar See of Carallia. . : Archbishop Ktwanuka's prom tion to be Archbishop of .Pbaga and Metropolitan of UgafiL.w/i made by Pope John at th b rate consistory at wliieh :ifo new cardinals were eleva[:Ja, 16. .::::",: L Archbishop Kiwarmka " ....... • :: one of 12 missionary bishppl:g0n@e- crated to the episcopate b'PoDe Plus XII on the feast of ChriSt the King in St. Peter's :baSiliCa in 1939--!ess than two :!n.s after the outbreak of Wor!iW,'r II te said during a visit  t[e Jited States a decade lg!tt the Pope had told him',,attlt time: ..... ,- ,, "I would like to e0;asra:e many other African bishops, lI@t my consecrating them will de- an pond on yOU." * Today, Africa has a Negro cardinal and over a score of na- tive bishops .... "' "I".': ,