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For this reason the Bishops of the United States are concerned particularly in the study of Nazi deviations, and in warning Catholics of their obligation to combat these. Nazi systems are not indifferent, nor do they constitute doctrines of du- bious acceptance, with respect to which Catholics may choose freely without compromising the fidelity of their belief. Nazi Aberrations "The aberrations of Nazism, condemned by the Pope and by the American Bishops, lie in the negation of God, the deification of the State, the usurpation of the powers of God, of religion and of parents; the falsification of Chris- tian terminology, the betrayal of the eternal principles of objec- tive morality, and the rejection of the rights and dignity of every human being. For this reason, the prelates of the United States make their own the words of Plus XI: 'The machinations of Naizsm, from the beginning, had no other aim than a war of extermination'; and they brand the Nazi oppressors by making use of another expression of the same Pontiff--'the nullifiers and destroyers of the Christian West.'" "The American Bishops," the editorial continues, "did not con- tent themselves with condemning Nazi and Communist error; they also pointed out five admirable points for the establishment of a just and honorable peace, taken from the last two Christmas mes- sages pronounced by Plus XII prior to the meeting of the Bish- ops. The new Christian order, these messages say, cannot be built except on these five prelimi- nary triumphs :the triumph over hate, over mistrust, over the spirit of ruthless selfishness, over the conflict in world economy, over the false principle that might makes right. "Paralleling this prescription for the restoration of justice, the Bish- ops' Statement invokes three fun- damental values for the recon- struction of the world: rigorous justice in the use of material goods, the defense of human la- bor, and the possession of private property by the family. With re- spect to the first of these, it is maintained that good' should flow equitably to all, according to the principles of justice and charity. With respect to human labor, this is regarded as a right and obli- gation imposed by nature, and this is the most important deduction therefrom: 'It devolves upon the State to intervent in the field of labor and in the division and dis- tribution of work according to the form and measure that the com- mond ground, properly under- stood, demands. Every legitimate and beneficial interference of the State in the field of labor should be such as to safeguard and re- spect its personal character.' "As to the third value, the :Bishops oppose to the Nazi theory of Lebansraum, one that should be accepted by all mankind: 'Do- mestic progress and peace depend on securing vital space for the rural family, as world progress and peace depend on securing liv- Lug space for all the nations of the world.'" Cleveland Holy Hour Recalls Congress of 1935 Cleveland. 00.--In what is re- garded here as the most impres- sive religious gathering in the city since the National Eucharistic Congress in 1935, Cleveland's Catholics filled' to capacity the great Public Auditorium Sunday to attend the Holy Hour sponsor- ed by the Holy Name Society "for national victory and a lasting peace with justice and freedom for all nations." Public Hall and Music Hall, the city's largest auditoriums, which are under the same roof and sep- arated by a huge curtain, became one as the faithful jammed the huge building, marking one of the rare occasions in which the two sections are used for a single event. Capital Cathofic Schools Latmeh Victory Book Dr/yes Washington. 0C). -- Catholic in- stitutions here, led by the Catz- olic University of America, are taking leading parts in making the victory book campaign, with its goal of 10,000,000 books for service men, a success. The John K. Mullen Library i at the Catholic University was an- nounced Saturday as a collection center in the campaign, and in the first few hours of participation yesterday 400 boolCs were collect- ed, the Rev. Francis A. Mullin, Director of the Library, announc- ed. The lot brought the total of books collected here well over 6,- 500. Bishops Endorse "February 1 As Bible Sunday Washington. (K. -- Archbishops and Bishops in all parts of the United States have given warm indorsement to the appeal for a second Biblical Sunday, and that Septuagesima Sunday, February 1, be designated for its observance throughout the United States. Meanwhile, it has been made public that the Confraternity o Christian Doctrine has released gratis its copyright to the revised New Testament, to permit its be- ing used as the basis of "Daily Readings from the New Testa- ment," now being printed for the Catholic men in the United States :Army. Biblical Sunday was observed in 1941 for the first time. At the Catechetical Congress held in Philadelphia last fall, the Epis- copal Committee of the Confrat- ernity of Christian Doctrine ex- pressed the desire that an annual Biblical Sunday be designated. As a result the Catholic Biblical As-  sociation of America selected Sep- tuagesima Sunday for the perman- ent observance of Biblical Sun- day, and the Very Rev. Thomas Plassmann, O. F. M., President of the Biblical Association, com- municated this information to the Archbishops and Bishops through- out the United States, with the ap- peal that they designate Septua- gesima as Biblical Sunday in their respective Sees. Work With God To Meet Crisis, Says Myron Taylor New York. (EL--Men facing "cold and stern and cruel" reali- ties of the present should not "sit i idly be, impotently complaining and criticizing, and still expect our burdens to be lifted by God-- or indeed by anyone," Myron C. Taylor, President Roosevelt's per- sonal representative at the Vati- can, declared here Sunday. Mr. Taylor spoke at the annual Communion Breakfast of the Car- roll Club, Catholic business and professional women's organization, following corporate Communion at St. Patrick's Cathedral in which 1,200 members participated. Mr. Taylor said "it is disloyal to the Omnipotent Power which created and endowed our world and gave us life upon the earth 'not to put to the best use the faculties which we are privileged to possess, and thereby exorcise the evil and protect the good'." "Have we a right to expect the Prince of Peace to come out of heaven and take over our bur- dens if' we ourselves do nothing but cringe over our buried tal- ents?" Mr. Taylor asked. "May we sit idly by, impotently com- plaining and criticizing, and still expect our burdens to be lifted by God--or indeed by anyone? "The supreme duty of all of us," he added, "is to exert our- selves to the utmost to thrust from the world the irresponsibility of hate and revenge, and in its place to put the responsibility of good- will, so that the people of the world may cease to tear down what through the centuries they have built, and may start build- ing for the centuries to come." Central Vere Sessions In St. Louis Aug. 22-26 st. Louis. (ID.--This city, head- quarters of the Catholic Central Serving the spiritual needs of the Catholic soldiers, sailors and ma- rines in far off Iceland are these chaplains pictured at Headquarters Office of the Iceland Base Command. Left to right, Chaplains Her- bert P. McNally. S. J., United States Navy; Harold O. Prudell, United S.tates Army, and John J. Jedlowski, United States Army. (N.C.W.C.) ]Philippine Catholic Lepers Are Facing Starvation, Is Feal ture advertising obscene books and pictures, addressed to resi- dents of the United States by for- eign dealers, showed a marked decrease. These facts are contained in the Annual Report of the Postmaster General for the fiscal year which ended June 30, 1941, just releas- ed here. The transmission in the mails of any matter of "an indecent, ob- scene, lewd, lascivious or :filthy character" is prohibited by Sec- tion 598, of the Postal Laws and Regulations, the report reminds., adding that when such matter is found in the mails, it is disposed of as unmailable. The Office of the Solicitor, the report added, furnished more than 200 rulings each month to postmasters rela- tive to the mailing of matter un- der Section 599, which prohibits the tranmission through the mails of indecent, scurrilous, defama- tory or threatening matter when it appears on the outside cover or wrapper 9f mail. Fraudulent mail order enter- prises, lotteries and foreign propa- ganda operating in alleged viola- tion of Postal Rules and Regula- tins were also given consideration during the year and their mail- ability ruled upon by the Solici- Brooklyn, N. Y. (EL--Many of the 6,000 Catholic lepers on the island of Culion in the Philippines i will die of starvation within a month unless the Japanese block- ade of the colony is lifted, de- clared the Roy. Hugh J. McNulty, S. J., former chaplain of Culion now residing at Brooklyn Prepara- tory School. Father McNulty re- turned to the States in 1938, after having spent six years with the lepers. "Within three months the entire food supply will be exhausted," he said. I New York Jesuits, who are en- trusted with the spiritual care of this largest leper colony in the !world, were gravely concerned over the lepers' plight, first news of which came in a radiogram re- ceived by the Leonard Wood Memorial Association of N e w York. According to the radiogram, i the 6,000 lepers face an "appal- ling prospect" unless the Japanese l agree to allow food to enter. Food Sent from Manila More than ninety-five per cent of the food used by the lepers in Culion is sent by ship from Manila, 180 miles away, explain- ed Father McNulty. This food is dispensed to the lepers from a cen- tral government kitchen. Most of it is uncooked and is taken by the lepers to their huts or dormi- tories. Normally, it is not a large amount which each leper receives, I because the government allows them only eight cents a day for food. The ones who would be in im- mediate danger of starvation, ac- cording to Father McNulty, are those who live outside the main center and who would be unable i to obtain any of the rapidly dim- inishing food supplies The Island of Culion is volcanic in character and its soil does not permit the raising of much food stuffs. Fa- ther McNulty told of an experi- ence he undertook to raise to- matoes which turned out very poorly. The Leprosarium at Culion was begun in 1905 by the Philippine Government under the direction of Dr. Victor Heiser. Dr. Heiser obtained the services of the French Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres and the Jesuits. For many years most of the nursing on the island was done by the Sisters, and Dr. Heiser in his book, "An American Doctor's Odyssey," pays them tribute. At present there are two French Sisters and about 14 native Sisters of the Or- der on the island. At present in charge of the spir- itual care of the lepers at Culion is the Roy. Anthony L. Gampp S. J., native of Buffalo and a members of the New York-Mary- land Province. Father Gampp is assisted by a Father Agavili, a native secular priest, who is him- self a leper. Father Gampp's other assistant, the Rev. Paul M. Cara- sig, S. J., was called into the Philippine Army as a chaplain at the outbreak of the war. Fa- ther Gampp was formerly Rector of San Jose Seminary in Manila and succeeded the famous Fa- ther Francis X. Rello, S. J., as chaplain last year. Father Rello who had been chaplain for 22 years and was regarded as the most accomplished linguist in' the Philippines, was transferred to the Penal Colony of Zamboanga. Most Live in Dormitories Although the government main- tains doctors and nurses and sev- eral hospital buildings on the is- land, only a small percentage of the 6,000 lepers is housed in them. Most of the remainder live in 16 dormitories, 12 of which were built and supported by the Cath- olics of this country. I Culion is not only the largest, but one of the most famous leper colonies in the world. It was not considered unusual that Father Gampp should be sent to Culion after hold such a high post as Rector of the Papal Seminary of San Jose in Manila. Many famous men had preceded him there, one of whom was Bishop Pedro Vi- gano, S. J., who resigned his see in Patna, India, in order to offer himself for this humble work. Although the Jesuits have been in charge of the spiritual care l of the lepers since the colony be- gan in 1905, only one of them in that time contracted leprosy, the Rev. Jose Berrago, S. J., who is still alive today, although not attached to the colony. The Amer- ican Jesuits have charge of four other leper colonies in the Philip- pines. Trale Board Head Retreat Leader Chicago. E).  Philip Raymond O'Brien, vho has been relected to the presidency of the Chicago Board of Trade by a unanimous vote, has been a leader in the lay- men's retreat movement for many years. tor, says the report. Catholic Women Campaign Against Indecent Shows Peoria, Ill. (E).--The Peoria Dio- cesan Council of Catholic Wo- men, together with the Women's Civic Federation here, has taken a major part in action to eliminate indecent entertainment from the city. In letters to the City Council, following successful court action through which they brought about, in the face of considerable pres- sure, the closing of an offending i presentation, both organizations announced they expect the con- tinued cooperation of city offi- I cials in enforcing stage decency ordinances. Citing three City Council reso- lutions adopted in December, ban- ning burlesque shows and inde- cent literature and ordering the Chief of Police to enforce the ban, the letter of the Diocesan Coun- cil, signed by Mrs. John M. Robb, President, said the group expects the Mayor to see that the resolu- tions are enforced. "The hearts of the mothers o :our country are heavy," the letter said. Mothers are "willing and glad" to make the sacrifice of giving their sons for the defense of their country, it continued, "but they are not willing to have their daughters robbed and assaulted on the streets of this city, and their sons ruined morally and physically by having them lured into places of filthiness and dens of vice." IIIII II I ! I ] OBERLY'S MEN'S SHOP Stuttgart, Ark: II Says Calamity Is Time For Missions Washington. (E}."The time for missions is the time of calamity," for "to the missionaries 'Calamity' spells 'Opportunity,' declared the Rev. James M. Gillis, C. S. P., Editor of The Catholic World, in a national broadcast Sunday. Father Gillis spoke from Sta- tion WOL, here, on a coast-to- coast hookup of the Mutual Broad- casting System under the auspices of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith. "When the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse--Conquest, Fam- ine, Slaughter, Death--ride the i earth, the missions take on new activity," Father Gillis said. "When those dread riders have passed, the missions invariably report new victories. I speak not rhetoric or poetry or oratory, but sober history." He added that if "Satan takes advantage of calamity to achieve his ends, the saints take advantage.of calamity to promote the plans of God'." "Catholic missionaries always remain on the scene of disaster, to do or to die," Father Gillis de- clared. "If they live, they care for the stricken, if they die they achieve more than if they qive." Father Gillis said the mission- aries "are out there where the battle is raging; some of them where it has been raging for 10 years; some of them where wars and rumors of war, floods and tidal waves and earthquakes seem to come as regularly as the sea- sons of the year. They ask neither pity nor praise. They laugh at us when we call them heroes, hero- ines, saints, martyrs. 'Nonsense,' they say, 'don't waste your breath in eulogies and panegyrics. To us calamities and catastrophics are all in the day's work.'" Declaring that "the missions can r/ot stop dead in difficult times," Father Gillis asserted that "all times are difficult in heathen lands." "All those churches and schools and hospitals and leper asylums must not be left to fall into ruin or dilapidation. All those men and women out there in the mission field must not be left without weapons, the weapons of spiritual warfare, nor must all those men, women, orphans, foundlings, sick, maimed, wound- ed, be left without food in their stomachs, cover for their backs, medicine for their ailments." Appealing for aid' to the mis- sions and missionaries, Father Gillis said "today we see in the paper stories of patriotic men and five scoreless in the last qua Catholic High will have a time next week playing here on the 27th, Judsonia u on the 28th, and Carlisle h the 30. I Lineups .] Catholic Hi P1aimn O'Malley (2) Barnes Forward Larson (6) Keith Forward Browning (2) Hoofman Center P. Longtnotti (1) FerreJ Guard J. Longinotti (8) Husle Guard Substitutes: Catholic Hi: C Clark, T. Stauder, J Sta . ". Oberle. Plamvlew: Dams. i "4 Named Rellgmus t Program Consultat For NCCS Washington. .--The Rav Cornelius Collins, a priest o Diocese of Providence, has named Religious Program Cot ant of the National Catholic munity Service, it has been nounced here. Father Collins, a native of P tucket, R. I., attended St. FrO Xavier University, A Nova Scotia; St. Paul St. Paul, Minn., and the A can College in Louvain, where he was ordained in 15 women who donate their blood to be sent to field all over the world" "If they blood,'.' he added, "if the smnames give not only their but their life, is it much should send the means of sustenance: BEN STORE Complete ........ Store D. W. Tweedy, Owner STUTTGART, ARK. Attention Readers in STUTTGART TRADE AREA For your convenience we are listing her recent advertisers in Stuttgart, Arka  sas. These merchants are worthy of ou kindest consideration. Through The Guardian, your official newspaper, they seek your patronage and publicly ex" press their appreciation. The advertisements appearing on thi' VereinsCentralBureaur00l , " ' " cial workshop," will be the scene merchants. We have added their names of the Central Verein's national to this convenient directory listed convention this year August 22- 2 as me ecrea on below: The last national convention of the Central Verein to be held here or-I was in 1932. Ben Franklin Store Edue,tor Gets U. S. P0L m CITY CAFE P 0 r City Cafe Milwaukee. 00.--Dr. Lionel W. II Denman Bros, Jewelers Thatcher, Professor of Economics | , in the Marquette Universit Col ^ E.H. Noble Insurance Co. lege of Business Ad'mlnisYration,  STUTTGART, ARKANSAS Erstine Hardware has resigned to accept a position | Stuttgart, Ark. as principal economist in the U. II Fairbanks-Morse , S. Bureau of Investigation and Re- II search in Washington, D.C.  , ,  Goodyear Service Station   Hartz,-Thorell Supply Co. '' |]| J.I. Porter Lbr. Co. "  Hartz Thorell Supply Co Stuttgart Production Credit "" Knoll's Cleaners ' /11 L.H. 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