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L f: PAGE FOUR "PAID HYPOCRITES" DIRECT BLUE LAWS SAYS ASSEMBLYMAN N. Y. BILL WOULD FORCE PUBLICITY OF KLAN ROSTER (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Albany, N. Y., Feb. 20.--Repeal of i the New York State blue laws was I the proposition made in a resolution I ! by Assemblyman Haekenberg, of I Manhattan. Three Senators and four I Assemblymen would be authorized t recommend the repeal of what Hack- enberg characterizes as "especially oppressive Sabbath laws and laws in- terfering .with personal liberty which needlessly clog the-administration of justice and affect the free and lawful pursuit of happiness." Hysterical Efforts The preamble of Hackenberg's res- olution creating a committee of In- (laity declares that blue laws have been enacted "as a result of tem- porary hysterical efforts, often well meant but always misdirected" by "wel! paid hypocrites." Assailing the blue law advocated as "fake. reformers," Hackenberg charged that "cheap notoriety seekers all over the State rush in occasional- ly with one-day crusaders for en- forcement of blue laws, leading to a carnival of blackmail, oppression and tyranny of a few over the many." The committee would have an ap- propriation of $10,000 and report by February 1 1924, (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Albany, N. Y., Feb. 23.A bill avowedly designed'to outlaw the Ku (lux Klan, as at present cons:ituted, in New York, has been introduced b ;custer Wall.:er, Democratic floor leader in the upper house of the State Legislature. The bill is proba- )iy the most drastic piece of legis- !ation on this subject that has been placed before a State Legislature with he lacking of infl}mntial leaders el he majority. If it becomes a law it 'ouhl have the effect of making pub- ic the personnel of the Klan and it.n- ;o:e individual respon.'dbility for Khm tction aport officers of the order and even upon individual member who ntw;ngly acquiesce in its act!ons. Unshrouds Membership The veil of ;ecrecy with. which the .;h,n now shrouds its membership rosl;cr woud be torn off by a pro- =k:ion of the bill which makes it oh- ill:story for every corporation or as- ,;cciafion with a membership of more &an twenty to file with the Secretary of State within thirty days o: the 0assage of the law, sworn copies of iL, constitution, by-laws, rules, regu- !ations, and oath of membership, to- gether with tim names and addresses i,f its officers and members. [ All Changes to be Reported All changes m cbnstitution, by- BOOK MAY BREAK UP BIRTH laws, oaths, etc., and all changes in CONTROL BODY IN ENGLAND - , ,ffficers, would have to be reported to Id-m Secretary of State within thirty London) EeL. 15.Margaret San- lays after such revisions take place geffs/]bok in birth c0ntrolwhich .re-m. after the officers are elected. ceRtl wa:banne.d by Scotland Yard ./ames and address of additional and the British courts as obscene, is the storm' centre of "a controversy which threatens the disruption of the most influential body sponsoring the birth-controL movement .in Great Bri, members would have to be filed each , &irty clays and added to the original rosters in order to keep the latter up 'o date. Political Bias tain. [ Organizations affected by tim pro- Because the Society for Construc- visions of the bill, if it becomes a law, tie e Birth Control and Rcial Pro will be compelled to file with the Sec- tess failed to interest itself in the de- I reary of State within ten days after lense of the publishers on whose :uloption, copies of all resolutions with premises several hundred copies of' accompanying minutes concerning Mrs. Sanger'sbook were seized by the procee(lings which deal with "Con- police, the Hen. Bertrand Russell, certed action of its members or of a who is among the more prominent part thereof to promote or defeat leg- members of,the society, tendered his islg}ion, Federal, State, or municipal, resignation. A fact which may not be uncon- nected with the society's failure to bring its influence to bear in the book t suppression is that Dr. Marie Stopes is president of the society. Although l she, too, has had minor difficulties with the authorities, several of herr i or to Support or defeat any candidate for political office." Bars Anonymous Letters As an antidote for the "100 per (ent American" manner in which the Klan strives to express its opinion and en- force its conception-of law and order the bill introduced by Senator Wal- books on family .limitation and kin- ker provides that it shall be unlawful dred subjects have had tremendous 'o .end. dcliver, or mail any nanny- sales. Mrs. Sanger's book showed, mous letter, document or leaflet to signs of soon becoming a rival best- I any person other than a member un- seller When the police raid stopped less the communication bears the her royaIties. names of the officers, together with Dr. Stopes, discussing Mr. Russell's their addresses. resignation, said the prosecution re- garding Mrs. Sanger's book "was an attack on an individual pamphlet, and it was not laid down by the courts that giving birthreontr01 information is illgaL i' " Violation Costly Any member o:f an organization af- :fccted by the proposed law, who con- .inues to attend meetings when he knows that the organization has not complied with the laws provided for This, leaves rom for the assump, tion that Dr. Stopes shares Scotland II m conduct, or "any officer who ac- Yard's vew';hat' Mrs. Sanger might quiesces in or permits such violation have treatod the subject more dell- of law, would be made individually responsible under the terms of Sna- cately--as the former did, perhaps, for Walker's bill. Violations of the "- .... law would be classed as misdemean- -, OBITUARY . ors and punished by fines of from $1,- , 000to $$10,000. ....... Destroy or Revise (-ByN. C. W. C. News Service) Senator Walker makes no secret of Rev. Brother Edward, F. S.C. the fact that his bill is aimed pri- St. Louis, Me., Feb. 20.--l'v. marily at the Ku Klux Klan. .Brother Honoriui Edward, F. S. C., a ember of the St. Louis District' 0uneil of the Christian Brothers, died at Alexian Brothers' Hospital in this city,, following an operation. Brother Edward was known formerly as John Panter. He was sixty-nine years of age and had spent forty-five in religion, having entered .the order in 1877 at Carondelet, Me. Most of his life as a brother was spent in St. Louis, Sante .Fe, N. M., and Memphis, 'Tenn. He was for some years director ,of St. Vineent's School in this city and taught at the old College, Kings- ighway and Eason avenue, where he was instructor in mechanical and architectural drawing. He was presi- dent of St: Michael's College at Sante Fe, for a time, and superintendent Of the new College in St. Louis, which was completed last September. The funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the College here and the irtterment was at Glencoe, Me., where the novitiate of the district is locat- ed. Mrs. Mary C. Harrell. Mrs. Mary C. Hm-rel died last Fri. day night well fortified with the last rites of the Church. Funeral services were held Monday morning at 9:30 at Our Lady of Good Counsel church, lv, Father W, ernke':dfieiating at he Requiem High Mas' and t the stedt, Jr., floe Belinge and W. F. FN an. "Summarized, this bill is in the in- terest of America and Americanism," he said. "It'is directed solely and ex- clusively at the Ku Klux Klan. If it is made a lawyou will either destroy the Klan as at prseSt constituted or compel a revision of its Constitu- Aon; by-laws, oaths, purposes and ac- tivities, such as will make it an or- ganization fit for decent men to join. Applies to Other Organizations Mr. Walker while admitting that he bill is aimed solely at the Ku Klux Klan pointed out that a law of this sort would have to be general and would apply to all fraternal organi- zations. "My understanding is," he said, "that the Masonic Order, the Knights of Columbus, and all fraternal Organ- izations of any size which are of a benevolent character, fvor the enact- ment of a statute that will curb the K'u' Klux Klan. The officers of vir- tually all these orders have publicly announced their desire to co-operate. No Ambushing or Sniping "It is not my intention to assume an arbitrary attitude. If it can be shown that .this bill is too drastic, perhaps it can be altered to meet all legitimate objections and still accom- plish the purpose for which it is de- signed. I don't want assailants of measure, whom I shall not now speci- fy, to hide iff amliash and snipe at it. To Offset Dark Operations "My desire is to bring int the- 6nder tledtghtof mld.;day all critics of tl bill so that any pro- visions which may be unlvorkable THE GUARDIAN, SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 1923 DOMINICAN SPF, AKS FROM PROTESTAI00T PULPIT IN LONDON (By N. C. W. C. News Service) London, Feb. 19.The presence of a Catholic priest in a Wesleyan pul- pit startled the west Imndon vuburb of Fulham. Father Vincent McNabb, formerly Provincial of the English Dominicans. wa, the priest "rod his topi,: was: "Can We Still Trus the Bib:e?" The address was given un- der the au:pices of the People's Con.- ferences, and nothing in the nature of a religious service took place. Wearing the full habit of his or- der. Prior McNahb was b)trcduced to he audience by the minister: of the church, and at once plung.'.'.d into his learned discourse on the Bible--for Father MeNabb possesses the coveted degree of Master of Sacred Theology. The effect of thi fraterrm[ min- gling of Cathlics with the n.:n-Catho- li,': may be judged from a comment on Prior McNabb's address, which up- , peared in the "Methodist Recorder," ,the organ of the Wesleyan Metho- dists. "At the close of his addre,s," ay: hls journal. "several que':tions were asked and criticisms made, to which Father McNabb gave courteous and frank answers. It is impossib!e to do justice to the effect of a speech, which was frank, manly, courteous, and manifestly sincere. It was inter- spersed with flashes of brilliant wit; at times it touched the deepest emo- lions and alwa:s revealed a deep love for God and man. Altogether the evening was one of great interest and an augury for happier relations be- tween Rome and the Free Churches than have hitherto prevailed." MERIT OF OREGON LAW ARGUED BEFORI,] .... U. S. SUII{IME COURT (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Washington, Feb. 26.--Although the Oregon School Act has yet to run the gauntlet of judicial scrutiny it has a!ready made its appearance before the Supreme Court of the United States. linked with the Nebrasl(a stat- ute prohibi"ing the use of foreign anguages in prhnary school:, t Linked With Nebraska Case In the latter ease, which was ar-! gued before tl:e court this week, Mr. [ William D. Guthrie and Mr. Bernard IIersakol)f, as amici curiae, were per-I mitted to file, on behalf of certain religious and educational institutions, a brief in which the Oregon statute l is directly assailed as un--merican I and in direct conflict with the funda- mental pri,ciples of American insti- tutions. Tim brief is virtually a state- SOCIALISTS PLAN SCHOOL CHAPTERS AS PROPAGANDA .New (ork, l"co. 26. I'lana for So- cialist propaganda mnong high school ;tudents were formulated last Sunday at the convention of tim Young Peo- ple's Socialist League, held at 227 Fast Eighty-fourth sreet. It was decided to orgamze a branch in every high school. Pamphlets and Socialist literature will be distributed in the high school. First Invasion The first school to be invaded by the league will be the De Witt Clin- ton High School, where Aaron I. Do- tey, one of the teachers, submitted a repor to the Teachers' Council charging the Young People's Socialisl League with propagating un-Ameri- can ideas among school chihh'en. Claim "Americanism" Speakers a tim convention denied that the leagde was un-American. I was said that (he branch of the league ia the De Witt Clinton Iiigh School would be in operation next month. Equality of White and Black Abou 150 students in the school who are members of various community branches may be used as the nucleu. for the formation of the high school chapter. The convention also decided to form Sunday school groups. A cam- paign to enroll negro boys and girls in the league on a basis of equality will be begun shortly. The executive committee was in- structed to get into touch with vari- ous unions of the city and obtain the consent of the organization to go over membership lists with a view to get- ting as many of their younger mem- bers to join the Socialist movement as possible. May Be Forbidden When public school officials were given the information Monday they stated that political meetings in the schools would, be forbidden. SAYS MOTION PICTURES FORM CltlLDREN'S MINDS "What the chihh'en of today want in their 'movie.' is nmrder. They'll stand for a little arson and a little robbery, but they prefer murder. I 'y to give the n any kind of decent movies and hold their attention and you'll have a difficult undertaking on your hands." Thi s was the statement of Dr. John lovejoy Elliott of Hudson Guild, New York,. president of the Na- tional Federation of Settlements, speaking last Montay night before a conference of Brooklyn" settlement workers at the home of Miss Amelia B. Hollenback, 460 Washington ave- ment of the case against the Oregon hue. law and counds a warning against the dangerous tendency which has led to] its enactment. Police Power of State Mr. Guthrie and his associate said that it was not their purpose to at-, tack the Nebraska statute. "It has,. however," they added, "been urged in the course of this controversy that the police power of a state ever the edu- cation of minors is virtually unlimit- ed; that a state may make such edu- Albert J. Kennedy of South End House, Boston, secretary of the Na- tional Federation of Settlements, was the other speaker of the evening. "Many people think that the child's mind is formed in the public schools," Dr. Elliott continued, "That's a joke. I think the minds of more children are formed in the 'movies' than in the public schools. The public schools are the greatest single cause of restless- ness and danger which we have today. cation "its own exclusive monopoly, Children are sent to school to learn and that it may prohibit any instruc- how to get ahead of other people. tion of children in addition to the "We have a growing cringe wave in studies prescribed by it for all. With our city because we haven't commu- these conventions we most earnestly differ. Likened to Russia the "The most casual perusal of Oregon act will at once disclose that it is, indeed, an extraordinary and revolutionary piece of legislation. It I adopts the favoritedevice of commu-I nistic Russia--the destruction of pa-I rental authority, the standardization of education despite diversity of char- acter, aptitude, inclination and physi- cal capacity of children, and the "monopolization by the state of the training and teaching of the young. The love and interest of the parent for his chiht, such a statute condemns as an evil; the instinctive preferences and desires of the child itself, such a law represses as if mere nmnifes- tations of an incorrigible or baneful disposition. INTERCEDES FOR PRIESTS Paris, Feb. 16.A disc.retch from London published by "Le Croix" states that it has been announced that the Pope has asked the represen- tative of the British government in "Moscow to interqede with Ohe Bolshe- Vist government on behalf of the prelates who have refused to deliver sacred objects to the Bolshevist gov- .ernment. The Pope offers to buy these objects. shall be altered. Above all, I want the ublic given an opportunity to ex- tess its attitude toward a secret.or- ganlzation that operates under cover nity organization," Dr. Elliott con- tinued. "Gi'e people proper recreation and you minimize crime. The lack of decent amusement creates criminals. A b.oy can't stay at home in the kinds of ome we have today. He can't get that something which he lacks and needs from his job. That's where the settlement comes in." SPANISH STUDENTS FOR PROGRESSIVE CATHOLIC PROGRAM ,(Madrid Correspondence, N. C. W. C. News ervice) Madrid, Feb. 17,In Saragossa, tle historical capital of Aragon, under the shadow of one of the most vener- able sanctuaries of Spain, that of E1 Pilar, there has just been held a con- gress of Catholic students which was an event of national importance. It is barely three years since a handful of students, full of enthusiasm, began to organize in some of the universities in order that their groups might af- filiate with the brilliant ranks of so- cial Catholicism. Today there is not a single Spanish university which has not an association of Catholic stu- dents, and the recent Congress was a striking, proof of the vitality of the Students Confederation. Has Sympatl{y of Professors Aided by the Papal Nuncio, the "Cardinal Primate and other members ,of the Spanish Hierarchy, the student of darkness and with hoods and gowns I movement: has me with great ympa- that blot out the identity of individ- thy and favor even among these pro- uals responsibh for the reign of law- fessors who, despite the religious lessness in other States and highly ] character bf the organization, never- un-Ame-ican propaganda in our own theless see in it a great promise for  Commonwealth." the future ot the nation. "SHOCK" PREACHER'S ECCENTRICITIES SEEK PUBLIC PRESS Chattanooga, Tenn., Feb. 26.--Bish- op Thomas F. Gailor, titular head of the Episcopal Church in America, in an address here commented c,n the BALTO TAX HOLDS I (By N. C. W. Baltimore, Feb, Klan is a political must pay taxes, "eccentricities of genius among the:peal tax court in clergymen of New York," as exempli- cation for exemptio fled by Dr. Percy Stickney Grant. building owned by "i find thai'in New York you hc, ve and valued at $19,030; to have a PTetty robust sense of hu-I "It would be mor,7 -mid Bishop Gaih;r. "Tlae idea opposed to the there seems to be ttmt you have to say erning exemption," something strildng in order to get "to call upon the into the public pres. It (lepends upon what you say and how you say it. The main desire among some of the clergy seems to be to shock somebody." HENRY FORD GIVES BISHOP GALLAGHER FINE LIMOUSINE J)etroit, Feb. 25.--The Right Rev. Michael J. Gallagher, Bishop of De- troit, was presented with a handsome Lincoln limousine last week. The do- nor was Henry Ford, the nlotor nmg- hate. Following the presentation, Bishop Gallagher and the Rev. John M. Doyle, chancellor .of the Detroit I] diocese, were taken for a spin about the Detroit boulevards. There was no public ceremony attached to the pres- entation. SOME PRACTICAL HINTS FOR POLITENESS l)n't be late for Mass. Don't leave the church until the priest leaves the altar. Genuflect be- fore entering and when leaving your pew. Don't-be coughing loud whilst the priest is preaching. Don't stare at people in church, it ' is even uncivil to do so on the street. Don't forget your prayer book or rosary when you go to church. Don't get bills changed when the ushers collect seat money; have yore' change ready. Don't give a "nickel when you can afford to give a dime or more for the collection. Tl)ink of the salary you earn, the position you hold or the wealth you possess and give in some 1; vcnortion. Don't forget, especially on the Lord's Day, it is He that gives me who are the antagonism of the rectly in the ence of the Klan." The Klansmen matter to the Court in an endeavor to cision reversed. PREACIIER CALLS ] RIVAL TO Pittsburgh, Feb. a wholesome challenge of the world because haps be compelled to go out of Van Etten told his Calvary Protestant recently. Dr. Van the pioneer radio burgh. [ Some of the dangex estant churches said, are that services will prove  disintegrating force ' ganizations test preachers will glint churche to the wall.' " I The radio however;h a comnlon and the shut-in and "family altar." I REV. JAMES IN (ByN. C.w.C. Washington D0 Rev. Dr. James J. ethics at the Catholic alla mind to think, a trend to work here yesterday --and thank Him both by prayer and. apoplexy. He was a 'acrifice. ] University faculty l)ou't stay away from Mass on ac- I twenty years count of poor clothes or poverty--tLe as a lecturer and Lord loves the poor and humble, i known work is Don't criticise the dress of others, lality .'' Your forefathers came also poor to ] Dr. Fox was this country. I Ireland, 65 years Careless and lukewarm Catholics his degree from in 1888. He came to' "are reminded that they commit a mor- States shortly af te'sra tal sin against the Third Command- ment of God (Keep thou holy the his doctor's degree fro Sabbath day) and the precept of the Univresity in Church (to attend Mass on Sundays*t The Right Rev. and Holy Days of obligation) if rector of the through their, own fault they miss celebrate the Solern Holy Mass on these days. Requiem tomorroW' AUTO DEATHS. OVER 12,000 IN 1922; 725 IN NEW YORK Chicago, Feb. 18.--More than 12,000 persons were victims of automobile fatalities in the United States in 1922, according to statistics of the Na- tional Safety Council made public here. New York led the list with 785 dead, not including the month of De- cember. Chicago was second with 726 and Los Angeles third with 321. Otber cities ranked as follows: Pittsburgh fifth, 188; Detroit, sixth,] 146; Cleveland, ninth, 124; Baltimore, tenth, 122: and Boston, eleventh, 105. In seventy-eight cities of over 50,000' population 1,347 children lost their i lives. Springfield, Ohio, and Holyoke,' Mass., had the best records, each hay- be at Cambridge, CABLED (N. C. W. C. Rome, Feb. amination for I American College a ' week. I Urges Union In an address at ental Institute, Szeptieki, op of Lemberg ioh ebtween the the Oriental Latin Rite, He duty of the Western rate this reunion sp6ct for the ing only two fatalities. Death tolls re- ] and admitting corded by other cities included Cincin- with the Latin. I nati, 73; Columbus, Ohio, 21; Dayton, I Ohio, 20; Grand Rapids, Mich., '23; t Louisville, Ky., 23; Paterson, N, J., 15; Providence, R. I., 83; Toledo, 0., 4B, and Washington, D. C., 53. v FRENCH PRIESTS FORM SYNDICATE (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Paris, Feb. 16.--The priests of the Viviers diocese have founded an Ec- clesiastical Professional Syndicate" under the chaixTnanship of their bish- op, Msgr. Bonnet. This is the first or- ganization of the kind to be founded in France. Its object is to form a legal ecclesiastical association with- out resorting to the form of cultual associations provided by the Law of Separation. The ecclesiastical syndi- cate is based on the law of 1884 gee-: erning professional syndicates, which was supplemented by the law of 1922 authorizing syndicates to receive gifts and own property and realty. Cardinals and many other taries of various Pope Aids Pope Plus has for the care of are ill in the try. The donation nal Von Pilgrims On Tuesday Mass for trims from Milan. he referred to his time he spent as city. Canadian Rev, H. A. nadian College, that dience by the Ppe The cently and Father or to the left for Vienna,