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A Catholic Paper Is A Perpetual Message-- Pope Leo XIII. 'The Guardian in Every Catholic Home"--Our Motto. THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE DIOCESE OF LITTLE ROCK It means to us that nothing is more desirable than that Catholic papers and Catholic literature should have a large circulation, that every one may have every day good reading which instruct and wrns, an strengthens and promotes the Christian virtues. BENEDICTUS, P. P., XV. XXVII LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS, JANUARY 29, 1938 No. 8 Qui Vivep By The Sentry Carnegie, the columnist has down eight very simple rules to win friends and keep One rule that he insists much upon is to "give hon- appreciation." Very appreciation comes too late. People are loud in their of a n after he has passed life, but very niggardly in him while he is living. homes would be happier ff husband and wife, children Parents would be more gener- hl their compliments. Many take too much for grznted, obvious that we appreciate done by others, but how would it be if we ex- Qurselves. Flattery is but it is counterfeit llke counterfeit money Pass current for a time, it will be discovered, words of praise are bullion, they are sub- and enduring. Often when is very heavy a pt back has a very lnvigo- effect. Nothing is so dis- who has given  as to be reproached be- it was not good enough l.r- o succeed in the present task. effort and applle&tion win in any cause, i Will help it along like of appreciation for the work done. Charles Schwab was the most successful leaders in our country and he to Say, "I mmsider my ' to arouse enthusiasm the men, the greatest asset mad the way to develop i is in a man is by I am anxious to but loth to find fault. anything I am hearty apProbation and lavish in Not a bad motto for lry of life impresses one ,d more, the longer he lives. situation to arouse the of the Public in the field is the fact, that the of America are proposing to raise funds to erect a to John Howard Payne, Of Home Sweet Home. king of the hoboes this measure in the the children of Ameri- wants to keep them in Payne, the author of that has brought millions their senses, was himself, It is a strange quirk in that those who are yes, should be the home life, while are blessed with the f a pleasant domicile of the fact. of home llfe is the life of our faint- is Undermining the very olW nation. The ehildren are to be pitied because XlUerev broken homes them in  state of con- Many of them comfort of a home. a-Lge ties leave the to the ftering care of These latter do Well, but there is no for a father and mother of a child. Even those that remain intact spend tbne as possible in the Father and mother outside of the home. natural than that the ShOUld follow suit. Child- home from school can on finding mother at greet them and minister Childish wants. She Is at a bridge lunch- the hoboes save the home? It looks that Reserve University in I is being given credit for what Commentators to call t new course, of business and It is said to inspired by the lzte d on Page 4) New York Bishops Renew Attack On Child Labor Law Albany Jan. 21. (H:).--"Federal laws, immediately affecting child- ren and family life, have never been and cannot be an efficient substitute for State and local ac- tion in this field," it is declared in a statement which the Most Rev. Edmund F. Gibbons, Bish- op of Albany, has submitted to members of the New York State Legislature asking rejection of the so-called Child Labor Amendment. "We beg leave," the statement says, "to ask the Federal youth control amendments, now before your body for ratification, be dis- approved." The two pending amendments, it notes, "both ratify the proposed amendment to the United States Constitution em- powering Congress to limit, reg- ulate and prohibit labor of per- sons under 18 years of age." The statement adds: "Over a number of years, and articularly at the 1937 session of the legislature we have indicated our opposition to such amend- ments. The language of the pro- posed Child Labor Amendment is ambiguous. It would permit un- Warranted intrusions on State authority and Federal in- vasions of personal freedom. The amendment would also suspend State laws and make for the Fed- eral control of youth. "Federal laws, immediately af- fecting children and family life, have never been and cannot be an efficient substitute for State and local action in this field. 17 Bodies Found; 28 Still Missing In College Fire St. Hyacinthe, Que., Jan. 22. (E). --Seventeen bodies of students and teachers have been recovered from ruins of the $500,000 Sacred Heart College here, which was destroyed by fire early last Tuesday morn- ing. 28 students and teachers are still among the missing. 111 stu- dents and members of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart were asleep m upper stories of the 37-year-old building when the fire was dis- covered. Among the missing are Brother Paul Armand, of Woonsocket, R. I.; Brother Xavier, of Pawtucket, R. I., and William O'Connell, of Westport, Conn., and Norman Poulin and Roger Poulin, students, of Central Falls. R. I. Among the injured who are be- ing care for in the hospital are Brother Alexis, of Woonsocket, stfffering from critical spine in- juries; Brother David, of Paw- tucket, suffering from burns and frozen feet, and a student, Roland Manseau, of Winooski, Vt. Many jumped from the fourth story of the college, among them Man- seau. Sub-zero weather prevail- ed at the time of the fire. Commtm Subject Of Essay Competition New York, Jan. 21. (E).--A prize of $2,500 is being offered by the i Permanent Committee for the San Remo Literary and Art Prizes to "a foreign author for the best lit- erary criticism--even if unpub- lished--directed against the theory of Communism," states an an- nouncement signed by the Presi- dent of the Committee. Enteries must reach the commit- tee in San Remo not later than February 28. The contest opened last July. Applicants are requir- ed to send six copies of each work entered. Cardinal Dougherty Back Home New York, Jan. 21. (PP.--His Eminence Dennis Cardinal Dough- erty, Archbishop of Philadelphia, returned yesterday from Havana. The Cardinal was accompanied by the Rev. Salvator M. Burgle, Pro- fessor of Liturgy at St. Vincent's Seminary, Philadelphia. SOUNDS CATHOLIC PRESS _.CALL The Most Rev. John Mark Gaxmon, Bishop of Erie and Episcopal Chairman of the Press Department ef the National Catholic Welfare Conference. who in an inspiring call to the observance of February as Catholic Press Month, lauds the work of the Catholic Press, pro- claims its importance to the Church and to Catholic generally, and extolls it as the defender and disseminator of truth. Bishop Attends Centennial At Mobile, Ala. Little Rock, Jan. 25.His Ex- cellency, the Most Reverend Bish- op, accompanied by priests of the Diocese of Little Rock, left Sun- day to take part in the Centen- nial Exercise commemorating the beginning of the Cathedral and of St. Mary's Asylum of the Diocese of Mobile, Alabama. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Albert L. Fletcher, V. G., Rt. Rev. Msgr. James P. Gaffney, Very Rev. Msgr. Francis A. Allen, and Very Rev. Msgr. John J. Healy accompanied the Bishop. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Herman H. Wernke and Rev. Ed- ward P. Garrity also left Sunday to take part in the ceremony. A Solemn Pontifical High Mass was celebrated by the Most Rev. Thos. Joseph Toolen, D. D., Bish- op of Mobile, in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. The Most Rev. Joseph  F. Rummel, D. D., Archbishop of New Orleans delivered the centennial sermon. On Wedr/esday morning, Janu- ary 20, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. E. J. Hackett, P. A., V. G., celebrated a Pontifical Mass at the Cathedral with the Very Rev. J. J. Cronin, C. M., D. D., Ph.D., delivering the sermon. NCCW Board Of Directors Will Meet January 31 Little Rock, Jan. 25.There will be a meeting of the Board of Di- rectors of the Little Rock Dio- ce-an Council, National Council of Catholic Women, at the Marion Hotel, Little Rock, Arkansas, on Monday, January 31, at 10 a. m. Mrs. J. H. Blaschke, Hot Springs, diocesan president, will preside. i Plans will be drawn up for the program to be inaugurated throughout the diocese. Repre- sentatives are expected from Lit- tle Rock, North Little Rock, Fort Smith, Pine Bluff, Texarkana, Jonesboro, Camden, Paris, Con- way, Helena, Hot Slrings, and other points of the state. Mexico Bishop Dedicates Church Mexico City, Jan. 19. (.The Most Rev. Guillermo Tritschler, Bishop of San Luis Potosi, upon his arrival t Cerritos to dedicate the recently erected church there, was met at the station by more i i Education Of Catholic Church Lauded by Senator Washington, Jan. 24. (EL--Dis- cussing "Health and Child De- linquency" in opening the new weekly Public Health Forum in- stituted by Georgetown Univer- sity Thursday evetng, Senator Royal S., of New York, nationally known writer on health, paid a tribute to the Catholic Church fox: excelling in matters of child training and character build- ing education. Senator Copeland laid much of the blame for juvenile delinquency on parents and lack of proper home training. "If we could make sure that every home in which there are children is a model home, there would not be so much crime,": he said. "The next responsibility rests with the churches." "I say with all sincerity that I have less fault to find with the Catholic Church in matters of this kind than with my own church." He quoted an authority as say- ing that "when the churches" are full the prisons are empty" and cited the fact that in 1850 there were only 7,000 inmates of prisons in the United States in that year at a time when church attendance was larger than ever in proportion to the population. Pointing out the need of school training in character-building and religion, Senator Copeland empha- sized: "The Catholic Church has always made use of its religion in its schools." He added as a warning that if the churches of the country "fail" in doing their duty in caring for the morals and prop- er rearing of the children in their home, "society must reach out to the schools." The Very Rev. Arthur A. O'I.eary, S. J. President of Georgetown University, who spon- sored the Public Health Forum as a means of creating a better public understanding of measures to com- bate preventable diseases, intro- duced Senator Copeland to the audience of abc)ut 500 persons, many of them school teachers. Priest Gives His Blood To Save Life of Child Albany, Jan. 10. 0C).A priest and a child were central figures in a drama of life and death en- acted at the Memorial Hospital here, when the Rev. Jas. Shaugh- 'nessy, of St. Joseph's church, this than 2,000 people. The B'shopl city, underwent at blood transfu- ............. .Ision in an effort o save the life WIll VISIt an dose set Ma$orral ..... . ........... ....... l Ol z-year-ola vera watsn, oamy ana vma Juarez ae t:erritos while ] injured in a coasting accident in that vicinlty. I The child probably will live. Press Month Keynote Stresses Need Of Reading Catholic Publications To Learn Facts of World Happenincjs Editors Gain Commendation of Bishop Gannon--Their Coverage of Events in Many Lands Lauded - Constructive s Journahsm Praised--Millions of Souls Await Truth NCCW Chapter Is Organized At Pocahontas Pocahontas, Jan. 24.--A local chapter of the National Council of Catholic Women was organized at a meeting of the ladies of St. Paul's parish, Sunday afternoon, Janu- ary 23, called by the Very Rev. Msgr. A. G. Haeringer, pastor. Mrs. Mary Mondy, first vice president of the district, acted as chairman, and briefly outlined the work of the organization. The following officers were elected for the coming years: Miss Cecilia Jansen, president; Mrs. Gee. Baltz, Jr., vice president; Mrs. Agnes James, secretary; Miss Frances DeClerk, treasurer; Mrs. 5ohn V. Baltz and Miss Frances DeClerk, publicity committee, and Very Rev. Msgr. A. G. Haeringer, Mrs. K. E. Skinner and Mrs. Mary Mondy, by-laws committee. A committe of eight was ap- pointed to call upon every matron and young lady in the parish to! ask their cooperation in this good work. The first Monday ,evening of each month was selected for the meeting date. The business session has been limited to one hour. This is to be followed by a social hour. At the meeting in February the various phases of the work will be discussed and a program form- ulated. Hostesses for the next meeting are Mrs. Mary Mondy, Mrs. A. J. Jansen, Miss Anna Nuce and Miss Frances DeClerk. Rev. W. J. Kordsmeier, pastor of Blessed Sacrament parish, and District Spiritual Director, and Mrs. Margaret Fairhead, District president, met with a representa- tive body of the ladies of the par- ish Sunday in the interest of N. C. C. W. They were accompanied by Mr. M. F. Walsh, Miss Amy Carns and Miss Emma Winking. Catholic Press Convention Date Changed to May 19 Baltimore, Jan. 21. {E).- The 1938 convention of the Catholic Press Association of the United States, originally scheduled for May 5, 6 and 7, has been post- poned to May 19, 20 and 21, Vin- cent de Paul Fitzpatrick, Man- aging Editor of The Catholic Re- view here and President of the C. P. A., announced today. The con- vention is to be held in New Or- leans at the invitation of the Most Rev. Joseph F. Rummel, Archbishop of New Orleans. Postponement of the convention was announced by Mr. Fitzpatrick after conferring with the members of the C. P. A. Executive Board, and with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. P. M. H. Wynhoven, Editor of Catholic Action of the South, who is in charge of arrangements for the convention in New Orleans. The change in dates was decided upon to avoid conflict with other con- ventions being held on the earlier dates, and better to suit the con- venience of C. P. A. delegates. $18,000 Willed For Training of Priests Philadelphia, Jan. 21. }.--The dll of the late Dr. James F. E. Colgan, Just probated here, sets aside three perpetual trust funds totaling $18,000 for the trairing of students for the priesthood. I By Most Rev. John Mark Gannon, Episcopal Chairman, Press Department, National Catholic Welfare Conference i Washington, Jan. 24. {E).--A year ago, my message to you took the form of a sharp cry of alarm:--that a strange wolf had entered the fold of America. "European Communism," my message rang, "has seeped into American soil, threatens a war against American Government and :against Christianity. We must organize, encourage and strengthen our Catholic Press. The Catholic Press, supported zealously in the Catholic pulpit, form the most powerful weapon at the disposal of the Church." Unmasking Communism During the year just closed, what a wealth of information has been accumulated on this evil of Communism! What a flood-light has been turned on the economic and social condition of the nation! What an unremitting and pitiless exposure of the perverted hearts, false prin- ciples and dishonorable practices of those who would subvert Ameri- can Democracy and destroy Christianity! To this picture, no ingle agent has contributed more intelligently or more courageously than the editors and pub- lishers of the Catholic Press. They have perfected their Christian thesis beyond all question of doubt. They have de- veloped a form of Apologetics not found in any other field of the newspaper and magazine world They have analyzed its component parts, reduced to ridicule its mises, and exposed its dishonorable and unscrupulous propa- ganda to the American public. Amid vast changes in current events, American democracy was threatened by an imported false philosophy; a philosophy which, in practice, would kill that same freedom of the press which gave it issue. ...... "- Never in the history of the Cath- Catholic Hi Fathers' Club To Meet February 10 Little Rock, Jan. 25.--An- nouncement is made by Mr. W. F. Finan, secretary of the newly formed Catholic High School Fathers' Club, of the first meet- ing of the organization which is to be held Thursday, February 10, at the school. The second Thursday of each month has been set for the reg- ular meeting night. Invitations are being sent to prospective members to be pre- sent at the next meeting. Mr. Finan said it is hoped that all fathers of past and future stu- dents of Catholic High School will avail themselves of this opportun- ity to take an active part in the school activities for which the or- ganization was formed. Seek End Of Orthodox Dispute In Palestine Jerusalem, Jan. 24. (E).--A dele- gation of Arab Orthodox Chris- tians called on the Chief Secretary of the Mandatory Government in connection with the long-standing dispute between the Patriarchate and the native laity of the Greek- Orthodox Church in Palestine. It is understood that the deputa- tion submitted certain proposals considered to offer the best so- lution of the complicated conflict over the appointment o Arch- bishop Timotheus as Patriarch, which the laity refused to recog- nize as valid. Police Patrol Route To The 'Wailing Wall' Jerusalem, Jan. 17. (EL--Owing to the frequent acts of terrorism in the Old City, the Government has instructed that the road lead- ing to the Wailing Wall, here, be patrolled by police on week days from nine in the morning until after sunset. Additional protection is also provided on Sabbaths and Jewish holydays as well as on the first and last days of the Hebrew months. olic Press have its editors and pub- lishers accepted a challenge more spontaneously. Never have they risen to so high a level of jour- nalistic ability, patriotic watch- fulness and uncompromising fide- lity to our American heritage of Christian liberty. I extend to these gentlemen of the Catholic Press, my warm con- gratulations and blessing. I am proud to be chairman of such a group. Ctholic Press Achievements Let us examine some outstand- ing achievements of the past year: In the Spanish struggle, the Leftist wing threw on the pages of history a red blot never to be effaced. Composed of Commu- nists and Anarchists, it brought war and chaos to its own people, and seeking to enlist our Ameri- can sympathy, it spun a web of propaganda across our country en- snaring public opinion with a dis- torted and inaccurate view of the conflict. The secular press, all too eager for the sensational, be- came a comfortable vehicle of ex- aggeration and downright falsity. As the scheme developed, with- out correction by the secular press, the N. C. W. C. News Serv- ice, with its world-wide facili- ties for collecting and disseminat- ing news, set in operation a coun- terplan to secure the facts and the truth of every event. Challenged Secular Press Then, week by week, our News Service flooded the American news. field and, in fact, the world, with the truth of the Spanish sit- uation. It challenged and dis- proved the secular press reports, pursued relentlessly the lies of propaganda and supplied the edi- tors of American Catholic periodi- cals with facts, figures and testi- mony of incontrovertible eye-wit- nesses. The Catholic editors, tak- ing advantage of this service, were able to expose the nefarious Red propaganda, to challenge the ver- acity of many articles in the sec- ular press and to save our peo- ple from becoming innocent vic- tims of an easy plot to confuse and to distort American public opinion. As a result: the secular press has become quite cautious in accepting stories from Spain and more subdued in its careless at- titude toward another nation. Mexioo and Germany Lat us look at Mexico! Here we (Continued on Page 5)