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Efforts Being Made to Eradicate Obscenity in U.S. 'Dirt for Dirt's Sake' Magazines : Denounced by State Supreme Court liness Pope John that the ecmnenical Ws once more that will last forever. of tile hmg history at his regular ay audience, Pope John nay be failures here -, and there may be in- difficulties, bitter- and injustice. h]ay sometunes be ira- the Church in some the world, but there the promise of the Dromlse will be there n]orrow and the (lay but 'the gates not prevail." exhorted those at the audience to 's intimately united of God and in the ist." Cardinal Cicognani, :ary of State: re- from his ira- Ills ttolincss as he cele- :h birthday here, praised Cardinal Who for 25 years Delegate in the for his "generous character," for his .'arrying out ec- and for the and ability" with Ps'govern tile unt- o lit 0 P Beniamino Nar- Years the "official Holy See, has Nardone, 85, Sacred Cere- died here COmpli, result- labetes, lie received of Ills Holiness and the last Church before he See has established with the the Congo, setting Nunciature in in the former Bel- ap Vito Roberti, who Apostolic Nuncio to S on Page 12 Postage Can pay Tour Jan :ription You attend Mass. drop Your envelope SUnday collection. do not have a Subscription en- Just put the in any regular With a note Your name and and "Guardian on" on it.) Trenton, N.J., (E)--Conviction of two news dealer firms on charges of sale and possession of obscene magazines was up- held by the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Com't, as the nation's fight against smut grew in intensity. The decision sustained action of the Hu,lson County Court which found guilty the Hudson County News Company and Hudson County News Dealers Supply Company on five indict- ments. The firms were fined a total of $8,000. Tile convictions were ap- pealed to the Superior Court on the ground that the statute under: which the firms were in- dicted is unconstitutional be- cause the statutory phrase "ob- scene or indecent" is vague, in- definite and lacks proper stan- dards. The Superior Court held this contention was without merit. The defendants also con- tended the magazines in ques- tion were not obscene, on the ground that tile only workable definition for criminal obscen- ity is "hard core pornography." Tile Superior Court decision, written by Judge Mark A. Sul- livan, Jr., said: "We do not agree l hat the only workable definition for criminal obscen- ity is 'hard core poi'nography.' Obscenity and pornography are synonymous terms. The ad- dition of tile adjectival phrase 'hard core' merely indicates a certain type of obscenity." Cleveland, (E)  FBI agents have seized 1,000 copies of two allegedly obscene booklets at the Discount Book Store here. The raid came on informa- tion furnished by the sheriff's office of Los Angeles, where three men had been arrested for printing and transporting similar material. The three are Richard Joseph ttaddad, John Louis Porti and Charles Edward Graham. The arresting officers in Los An- geles seized more than 200,000 books with an approximate re- tail value of $500,000 at a firm operated by Haddad. Montreal, Que., (E)  A second-hand book dealer was jailed and fined after being convicted here on charges of printing and distributing to school children obscene photos and literature. Henri Lamanque, 42, was sentenced to three months in jail and fined $500 and court costs. Judge Paul Champagne branded his action as "despic- able." Police said thousands of pilotos, hundreds of negatives and a number of obscene books were seized, along with en- largers and other photographic equipment used to reproduce them. The police said the ar- rest apparently cut, off the source of hundreds of obscene photos and books that have flooded schools in central Montreal in recent months. Topeka, Kan., (E) -- Obscene literature, has no right to pro- tection under constitutional free speech guarantees, the Kansas Supreme Court was told here. Atty. Gen. William M. Fergu- son echoed a ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in making this point before the state high court during oral arguments in an obscenity case. The case is before the state Supreme Court on appeal from a ruling by Geary County Dis- trict Court Judge A. B. Fletch- er, Jr., that 31 paperbacks seized at a newsstand in Junc- tion City are obscene and should be destroyed. Wilmington, Del., (E) --A Catholic organization and a city official have recommended more stringent control of magazines and books sold to young people as a step toward combatting juvenile delinquen- cy. The Fourth Degree, Knights of Columl)us of Delaware, ap- proved a resolution which called upon the General As- sembly to enact legislation which would establish a review committee to control sales of magazines, boules and other publications sold to youth. The ,'esoJution, endorsed by Bishop Michael W. Ityle of Wilmington, suggested that the committee be named by the governor and represent Cath- olics, Protestants and Jews. The committee would be limit- ed to reviewing literature on sale and recommending that which should not be sold to juveniles. New york, (E) -- A meeting will be held here March 4 to climax the preparatory phase of the "Operation Yorkville" campaign against obscene liter- ature. Operation Yorkville w a s launched three months ago in the Yorkville section of New York to alert the public to the problem of obscenity and its threat to youth. }long Kong, (E) -- Bishop Lawrence Bianchi, P.I.M.E., of Hung Kong has appealed "to all civic-minded and right- thinking people from every walk of life and creed" to join in an Intensive campaign 1 LEADER IN OBSCENITY FIGIITA former member of the }louse of Representatives, tile new Treasurer of the United States, Mrs. Kathryn E. Granahan, is a foremost fighter against obscenity. Pictured above with the national cem- mander of the Catholic War Vetcrens, Edward F." McElroy, Mrs. Granahan became well-known as chairman of the House postal operations sub(ommiltee which conducted extensive investigations into the mail order obscenity racket in tile late 1950's. (NC Photo) against pornographic publica- THE GUARDIAN MARCH 1, 1963--11 tions.  ....... Fort Smith Church Guide 1 Holy Days: 6, 8, L2:05, 5:30 P.M. Immaculate Conception Head of Garrison Avenue Sunday Masses: 6, 8, 10, 11:30. First Fridays: 7 and 8. Miraculous Medal devotion-- Wednesday after Mass. Confessions: Saturdays: 3:30--5:00; 7:30-- 8:30 P.M. Thursday before First Friday and Eve of Holy Dayi 4:3{N- 5:30, 7:30--8:30. St. John's Church t822 North 8th Street Sunday Masses: 7,30 and 10. Holyday Masses: 6:00 A.M. CLINTON FURNITURE CO. 919 Rogers Ave. Fort Smith Phone SU 3.8281 and 5:30 P.M. Week Day Masses: 8 or 11:30 A.M. Confessions: Saturday and be- fore all Holydays: 7 and 8 P.M. and one-half hour before all Holy Mavses. St. Boniface Churclz 210 North 18th Street Sunday Masses: 6, 7:43, 9:30 and 11 A.M. Holyday Masses 5:30, 6:15, '/:15, and 8:30 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. First Fridays: 8 and 8 A.M. and 7 P.M. First Saturdays: 6 and 8 A.M. Confessions, Saturdays 4 to 6 P.M. and 6:45 to 6:00 P.M. Eve of Holydays and First Fridays: 4 to 6 P.M. and 7 to 8:45 P.M. I Christ The King 1920 South Greenwood Avenue Sunday Masses, 7, 8:00, 9:30, ]0:30 and 11:30 A.M. 12:30 and 5:30 P.M. Holy Days: 7, 8:30, 9:30, and 10:30 A.M. and 5:30 P.M. First Friday: 7, 8, and 11:25 A.M. Weekday (School days) 8, and 11:25 A.M. Confessions: Saturdays, Vig- ils of Feasts and First Fridays, 4:30 to 5:00 P.M. and 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. and before all Masses. I VAN BUREN -- St. Mtchael'I Church. Sunday Mass: 9:00 A.M. and 5:30 P.M. Holyday Mass: 6:00 P.M. Holyday Masl 6:00 P.M. JENNY LIND- St. Mary'I Church. Sunday Mass: 11:00 A.M. Holyday Mass: 7,30 P.M. BARLING -- Sacred Heart of May Church, Sunday Masses, 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays 8:00, 2nd and 4th Sundays 16:00 A.M. Holyday Mass: 7:00 P.M. The Fentress Mortuary 1805 North A. Street PHONE SU 3-6178 Fort Smith Arinm 7 to 11 Laundry & Cleaning Covered Drive In Service TV Stamps -- Delivery Service 2309 Rogers -- Phone SU 2-7407 FORT SMITH, ARK. Food Center Produce Exchange "For Those Who Care To Save" 1120 Garrison Fort Smith Arkansas AMERICA'S FINEST CARPET MOHAWK - LEES Alford's Est. 1886 The House of Carpet 1020 Lexington DIAL SU 3.7236 Fort Smith, Ark. ll #m X Clarence M. Sharum - Insurance Mrs. Frances Moore- Real Estate 615 GARRISON AVE. FORT SMITH Phone SU 3-1114