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i00zi Destroy Catholic 00001s :Ctal Correspondent, N. C. W. ;L, c. News Service) erdarn, Jan. 31. 0C).--The e, atic destruction of Catholic rls. in Germany has reached int Where soon none of them tinue to subsist. All pub- 'lce officials and army and  officers have been explicitly en to send their children to er slnal schools By Easter l  than 18 monastic boys' and 1 ls' School in Bavaria will be r r Unless they submit to su- .@10a by a Nazi official which, i e, they cannot do. Thus |" 0as SUch as the famous Mlctine schools of Ettal, Met- i d Stephen Augsburg will r400appe00. t lld of influence the pu- bs exposed to hereafter illy be assumed from a re- b}l TM states that a school ,.fiown for years as an out-  and bitter foe of the l  has been commissioned e religious instruction in the E**. f Ittendorf, Baden. The r: e helpless as protests are A"  as "hostility to the state" i:,. Nazi police. 1 er it tlnlh, the Nazi un'v s' y ;iv have asked the president ), eat priests and nuns from  COUrses there any longer ..rnlan students cannot be r,, to sit side by side with P00esident took no ac- d the non-Nazi fellow stu- L TM Priests and nuns con- vl,, have shown special con- n to them ever since. ',][  Gue Wid Out ?lle associations in Ger- taoral ve now virtually been What flimsy excuses by the Nazi authorities Y with them is shown Letter of the Most i ton Hilfrich, Bishop of lWho tells the faithful atholic groups in his clio- rWe a suppressed on the i. t they had not corn- L! h a law issued five years Tie late President Hinden- :, tended to prevent com- lL:ctivities. Thus the CaSh: !ations are placed on :vel With Communist groups {,gt_ e which itself is deeply ra With communist influ- ,.8 has adopted Bolshevist eially Church holy days no l'_ a Widely observed in Y' NOd:=hh:ee j U:hta b t h: Y, SS. Peter and Paul and ate Conception feasts will dered as weekdays from ' When public offices and Vdll remain open. atholic pastor of Gusen- = Trier, Rhineland, has sted because he is sup- ! have had secret meet- h former members of the SOCiety now suppressed. )l or of Friedrichstal, Saar ', Was taken into custody he had held a procession I Ottls, Day, when public had been prohibited be- the prevailing hoof and eanldeutOf the Dresden opera I'a..holie Church at Sun-  may no longer do so Police orders. ay the former General |L!]l.dorff died in Munich ,vernment ordered all ,"ltngs, including church- Play flags at half-staff. ua ttierarchy explicitly r aCcede to this request 0tt that Ludendorff had areh.foe of Christianity the Church may pray 111 may be saved in t to whom no official tte could possibly be bIEN SIGN 'x' NOTE tlUed'rom ' Page " I)   reveal' a single signer -e had anything to do rating the idea. It did *roe illuminating re-  aVever. "Old in Corridors t being a spontaneous htisiasm on the part of  d Congressmen, inves- *Ws that the "message'*  Peddled about Cap- MISSION AIDS CHINA WAR WOUNDED Used as a haven for Chinese refugees in the fall of 1931, this Catechumenate for women, conducted at Hanyang, Hupeh, China, by the Missionary Sisters of St. Columban, is now used as an emer- gency hospital for the war wounded. Rev. Francis McDonald, M. D, of St. Columbans, Neb., is in charge of the lospital. r Camden Catholic Women Organize N. C. C. W. Unit Camden, Ark., Feb. 7.  The Camden Council of Catholic Wo- men was formed early in Janu- ary at a meeting called by Mort-I I signor S. J. Peoples, pastor of St. Louis church here. A report was I made by Mrs. W. B. Street on the l Diocesan meeting in Little Rock. i Parish officers elected were Mrs. Josdph Coan, president; Mrs. C. J. LeBrun, vice president; Miss I Mary Alice O'Connor, secretary, i In addition to espousing the causes suggested by His Excel- lency the Bishop, the local coun-I cil at the request of the rector has undertaken to forward a study club and the clistribution of j Catholic literature. I The Program committee for the I study club work is composed of I Mrs. T. J. Gaughan, Mrs. W. B. Streett and Mrs. L. Bauknecht. Mrs. O. S. Averit and Mrs. C. J. LeBrun' will superintend the Ca- tholic literary work. The first meeting of the study I club was held recently with an in- I teresting program on the 'Gov- ernment of the Church' with well !prepared papers by ,Mrs. T. J. Gaughan and Mrs. W. B. Streett, Evidence of the interest aroused is the fact that fifty women have affiliated with the local council, including a number of girls of high school age who will take part in the program assignments and discussions. I itol Hill for some time. One Sen- ator was asked on three different occasions to sign. He refused each time. A number of others flatly refused to sign the paper. Those circulating the "message" carefully avoided approaching certain mem- bers of the Senate and House. Senators and Representatives were button-holed in the corridors of the Capitol or descended upon in their offices. Most of the sign- era said they did not know the person who asked them to sign the "message." The canvass of the signers shows that 30 Senators and Congress- men -- or exactly half of the signers  either retracted their signatures or stated definitely that they did not intend by their signatures to indorse the Barce- lona government. Four signers state that they meant merely to extend greetings to democracy. If these are construed as not indors- ing the Barcelona government, 34 signers  or easily more than half ---take this stand. Comments by Signers Those retracting their signatures to the message made comments as follows: SENATOR GIBSON, Vermont: "I signed on the representation that the message was an address from one government to another and a reaffirmation of my staunch belief in the principles of Ameri- can democracy. It has been put to other uses. I am going to with- draw my signature. I'm against Communism in all its forms, and I won't be put in the position of defending it." SENATOR BROWN, Michigan: "Three or four days ago, while busily engaged, a young man call- ed on me and presented a docu- ment signed by many prominent Senators, which I was told was a greeting to'the Spanish parliament. Joseph Barzen, Member of Atkins Parish, Dies Atkins, Feb. 8.--Funeral serv- ices for Mr. Joseph Barzen, 78, who died Saturday at a Morrilton hospital after several weeks of illness, were held Monday morn- ing at the Assumption church, At- kins, with the Rev. Jos. C. Feld- kamp, pastor, as celebrant of the Solemn Requiem High Mass. Rev. Otto Loeb, pastor of St. Vincent's was present in the sanctuary. Mr. Barzen was born at Zell A. D. Mosel, Germany, in 1860. He came to Atkins over 50 years ago and was the oldest member of the Assumption parish at Atkins. Nephews of the deecased acted as pallbearers. Mr. Brazen is survived by one brother, Peter Brazen of Little Rock, and two sisters, Mrs. Ben Eheman of Atkins, and Sister M. Beds Barzen of the Ursuline Acad- emy in Kirkwood, Mo. i, V.ery carelessly and hurriedly I glanced over it and signed it. "I find that it has, perhaps rightly, been construed as an ap- proval and indorsement of the Loyalist cause. I do not wish to have my signing of the document so construed. I do not have suf- ficient knowledge of the situation in Spain to form a judgment and therefore has asked that my name be stricken from the document." SENATOR HERRING, Iowa, said he did not realize the mean- ing of the message until after he [ had signed it. "Since then," he ad-: ded, -"I have been trying to have: my name taken off the document. My office has been contacting the Spanish Embassy for that pur- pose." REP. ALLEN, Pennsylvania: "My intention in signing this mes- sage was only to extend greetings to a government which our coun- try recognizes. In on way was it intended as an indorsement of that regime or of its action against the Church. That is reprehensible to me, and I condemn any government which attacks the Church, or the clergy, or members thereof. I am with- drawing my name from the mes- sage. I do this without apology, because I signed it in absolute in- nocence of any intention other than the mere extension of greet- ings." Regret Over Signatures Those whose signatures appear on the document and who said they did not mean them to be taken as favoring the Barcelona faction in Spain: SENATOR THOMAS, Okla.: ""I signed because some other Sen- ators had signed it. I shouldn't have signed that sort of thing. I regret that I did it." SENATOR McKELLAR, Tenn.: At his office it was said that the Senator did not sign the message. His name was affixed by one of his office staff, and the Senator later said, his office reported, that he would not have signed it if it had been presented to him. SENATOR McGILL, Kansas: Said he had no thought 0f tak- ing sides; that he would never in- dorse anything inimical to the Church, and that "looking back in the light of the interpretation that has been put upon this message, I can say I would not have signed Pictures Of Carmelite Nuns Published Again Washington, Feb. 4. ().--The photo magazine Click, the first issue of which was advertised by pointing out its numerous sex pic- tures, has in its second issue pre- sented a photograph of a group of Carmelite nuns which served to recall that one of the pictures was l previously circulated, at least seven years ago, and was at that time challenged. In 1931 the picture in question appeared on the cover of a maga- zine. At the time, inquiry was made with the following results: The photographic services which sent out the picture to its sub- scribers advised that it was one of a series which had been sup- plied by a "regular correspond- ent." When effort was made to learn where the pictures were made, the correspondent was able to state only that it was made in "one of the Carmelite Convents somewhere in France." The inquiry was taken up by the Paris Correspondent of the N. C. W. C. News Service, who con- sulted with the Carmelite in France, with these results: No authorization had been given to make photographs of the sort in a cloister. Carmelite authorities pointed out many palpable discrepancies, among them that Stations of the Cross shown are not those found in a Carmel. Carmelites, while in the choir wear great white capes, but those shown in the supposed photograph were wearing black robes. The pictures were in 1931 pre- ented as the "first authentic photos ever taken which tell of the fam- ous Carmelite nuns." Mrs. Rehms Dies Suddenly at Her Home in Perry Perry, Feb. 8.--Funeral serv- ices for Miss Louisa Rehms, who died suddenly at her home in Per- ry, were held at the St. Elizabeth's church, with the pastor, the Rev. George A. Cams, as the celebrant of the Requiem High Mass. Mrs. Rehms had been in ill health for a number of years but her death was unexpected. Mrs. Rehms was born in Baden- Baden, Germany, and after com- ing to this country as a young woman made her home in Fort Wayne, Ind. with her husband. In 1882'she moved with her family to Arkansas and has since made her home in Conway county until her recent death. In the early days of St. Elizabeth's parish, Mrs. Rehms housed and cared for the priest on his regular visit to that mission. Surviving are four sons, Emil, Earnest, Frank and Suffie, all of St. Elizabeth's parish; two daugh- ters, Mrs. Julia Miller of St. Boni- face parish, Dixie, and Mrs. Mary Lieb of Poseyville, Ind.; a number of grandchildren and two great grandchildren. it if I had known it was to be given any such meaning." SENATOR JOHNSON, Colora- do: "I do not indorse Commu- nism, nor do I indorse outrages and attacks upon the Church. If my signature carries any such im- plication, I have been misled." SENATOR LOGAN, Kentucky: "I had no intention of taking sides one way or the other." SENATOR HOLT, West Vir- ginia: Said he signed after seeing the names of other Senators on the document, and that "a different view has been taken of the mat- ter than I had in mind when I signed it?' It was his understand- ing, he said, that the message was just a greeting from one legislative i Unique Font Claimed to be the world's first' heated aluminum baptismal font, I and notable for the many symbol of Baptism worked into its fabric,' font, of original design, has been made for Sacred Heart Church, Pittsburgh. The bowl Is glass and the water is heated by an electric coll. i Member of St. Joseph's Parish, Conway, Dies Conway, Feb. 7.--Funeral serv- ices for Mrs. Rosa K. Lachowsky, 54, wife of Albert A. Lachowsky, who died January 30 at her home south of Conway, on Highway 65, were held Tuesday morning at St. Josephs Church, Conway. Rev. Anthony Lachowsky, C. S. Sp., was celebrant of the Requiem High Mass. Present in the sanctuary were Very Rev. Msgr. Jos. P. Gallagher of St. John's Seminary, and Rev. Cyril Lange, O. S. B., Assistant Pastor of St. Edward's Parish, Lit- tle Rock. Father Lachowsky de- livered the eulogy. Interment was in the Catholic cemetery at Con- way. Mrs. Lachowsky was born at St. Vincent, Conway county, July 18, 1883, and since her marriage to Mr. Lachowsky had lived in or near Conway for 35 years. She is survived by 'her hus- band, Albert A. Lachowsky; seven sons, Anion, Alfred, Emil, George, Albert Jr., and Paul of Conway and William Lachowsky of Little Rock; a daughter, Helen; a brother, George Kaiser of Little Rock; and four sisters, Mrs. Josephine Bruck of Little Rock, Mrs. Mary Nahlen of Conway, Mrs. Bertha Muller and Mrs. Anna Komach of St. Louis, Mo. I N.C.C.W. Board Lays Plans For Meet at Biloxi Washington, Feb. 4. (EL--The Executive Committee of the Na- tional Council of Catholic Women met at the national headquarters, here, this week to formulate plans for the year, especially as regards the national convention, to be held October 23-26. The invitation of the Most Rev. Richard O. Gerow, Bishop of Natchez, and of the women of the Natchez Diocesan Council to hold the annual convention at Biloxi, Miss., was accepted. The national Eucharistic Congress will be held in New Orleans October 17-20, and it was felt that both the time of the convention and its location at Biloxi would make it possible for the delegates to attend the Eucharistic Congress en route to the national convention. The general program for the na- tional convention, covering the committee activities for institute sessions and topics of general im- )ort to Catholic women for the general and inspirational sessions was outlined in skeleton form. Plans were approved for a Youth Conference to be held in Reno, Nev., on May 28, under the spon- sorship of the Most Rev. Thomas K. Gorman, Bishop of Reno, the: National Council of Catholic Wo- and the National Council of Cath- olic Men. In addition, the new series of broadcasts, "The Call to Youth," beginning this week under the auspices of the National Youth Committee of the N. C. C. W. in cooperation with the National Broadcasting Company, was en- dorsed by the Executive Commit- tee. Miss Lenna M. Wilson, Field Representative of the National Council, reported that during Feb- ruary she will assist Mrs. George P. Coyle, President of the St. Au= gustine Diocesan Council, in an extension of the organization of that council, and that she will then go to Detroit for the organization of the council in that archdiocese. Sixty-one dioceses are already or- ganized and a number are repre- sented by the affiliation of several local organizations. SENATOR BYRD, Virginia: "I am unalterably opposed to both Fascism and Communism. I sign- ed the message out of a desire to support constitutional government, although, I admit, the wording of the petition was not carefully scru- tinized. I had no intention of fav- oring the Leftist side in Spain.'* SENATOR DONAHEY, Ohio: His secretary said the Senator did not wish his signature to be con- strued as favoring any faction. SENATOR PEPPER, Florida: Said the "message" was presented to him merely as a greeting and , he signed it as such. In on sense what the document was about when he signed; that it was pre- sented to him hurriedly at the close of a very busy day, and that, see- ing the names of other Senators  appended, he signed too. Asked if his signature indicated an indorse- ment of the Leftist Government in Spain, he said "Absolutely not." Purpose Not Made Clear SENATOR TOWNSEND, Dela- ware: Said that when the message was presented to him he was ask-i ed to sign a paper in favor of constitutional government; that no mention of any other purpose was made and that, seeing the names of some of his colleagues on the message, he signed. SEIATOR CONNALLY, Texas: "My signature appears on the com- munication merely as an aet of greeting. It carries no implica- tion that I agree with the policy or praeticos of the Spanish Gov- ernment. I am opposed to Fas- cism because uf its iron intoler- ance both as to religion and to democratic principles as demon- strated in other countries. I am he said, can his signature be con- strned as an indorsement of either side, or a taking of sides, in the Spanish conflict. REP. MAHON, Texas: Said the message was presented to him merely as a greeting; that "it prob- ably was a mistake the thing was sent," and that "it ill behooves us as a nation to involve ourselves in a controversy of another court- try-." REP. FRIES, nlinois: Expressed a view shared by several other members when he said he thought the message was similar to one recently sent to Ireland. "In no case," he said, "was my signature intended to convey my taking sides, or any sympathy for the Leftist cause." Paragraph Not Shown Him REP. EICHER, Iowa: "The sec- ond paragraph of this greeting as set out in the public press was not shown to me, nor was it contain- ed in the heading of the paper I I Wonder State Nazi Paper Derides Trip To Budapest Amsterdam, Feb. 4. 0D.--The re- port that thousands of American Catholics are expected to attend the forthcoming World Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, gxves occasion to the Nazi neo- pagan magazine Durchbruch pub- lished in Berlin to remark editori- ally that these Americans are only mobilized by "Rome which wants to display its might in the North American mission fields to an admiring Europe." The paper adds that "priests who are good businessmen will see to it that the Americans will be properly deprived of their dol- lars over here." No action was taken by the Nazi censors against this gross offense to both the Holy See and American Catholics. to which I signed my name, and this paragraph I had never seen nor heard read until I read it in the newspapers o Monday morn- Lug, January 31." Mr. Eicher said he understood the message simply to be a greeting similar to the one recently sent to Ireland, and that "it in no way represents a sym- pathy on my part for the Leftist cause in Spain." "Verily the ways of the propagandist are devious and manifold," he added. REP. PEARSON, Tennessee: "If I knew the significance that was going to be attached to it, I would not have signed it." PEP. TRANSUE, Michigan: Said he thought the message was one like the greeting sent to Ireland. "I certainly didn't understand that this was to be used for propaganda purposes," he said. "Today, upon mature consideration, I would not have signed it." PEP. VOORHIS, California: "This message of greeting to the Spanish Cortes was handed to me by another Congressmart who was one of a group in a corridor of the Capitol. Frankly, I read more carefully the names appended than I did the text of the message. I presumed it to be a message of greeting from one parliamentary body to another, similar to the message recently sent to the Irish Government. It now seems that the language was ill-advised." REPS. RANDOLPH, West Vir- ginia; COLE, New York; JOHN.- SON. Minnesota; KOPPLEMANN, Connecticut, and WITH.ROW, Wis- consin: Said emphatically their signatures were not intended as endorsing the Barcelona cause in Spain. REP. COOLEY, North Carolina: Said that had he understood the "message" to be anything more than a greeting, he would not have signed it. REP. HILDEBRANDT, South Dakota: Said he had no intention of taking sides in the Spanish con- flict. Thought It Just Greeting Those listed as meaning their signatures only as a greeting said: REPS. LUCKEY, Nebraska, and SCOTT, California: Said they sign- ed the "message" understanding it simply to be a greeting from one representative body. to another. REP. MARTIN, Colo.: Said he had "no other thought in the mat- ter" than to encourage a parlia- mentary form of government, "which I like to encourage where- ever I find it in the world. I have never taken sides in the in- ternal affairs of another country." REP. CAROLINE O'DAY, New York: Saying she is "extremely distressed at the interpretation that has been put upon the message i recently sent to the Spanish parlia- ! ment," she added: "It geemed a fit- (Continued on Page 8) HATS MEN'S body to another, also, of course, bitterly opposed to SENATOR BULOW, South Da- kota: His secretary said, after talk- ing with the Senator, that the lat- ter was encouraged to sign the document by the names of other members appearing thereon, and that he "didn't intend to take sides either way." 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