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Handling / of 'Enemy Aliens' With Distinctions Deemed Essentij- BISHOP GREETS DEFENDERS OF ISLAND tanding by the stump of the first Algaroba tree'planted by the first missionary there, Bishop Jamea J. Sweeney, of Honolulu, Vicar Delegate for the Armed Forces in the Pacific, greeth some of the nan3fJ ailors of the United State8 Navy who. flock to the Cathedral,kOmC_l__N__vY. photogra cN.c.w.c} "QUI VIVE?" (Continued from Page 1) famous so he must suffer the pen- alty. He was ready to go to camp and the Red Sex management had laid plans for the coming year without him. Suddenly, word came that he was placed in Class 3A, by tle President's board. Ever since then sport writers have been trying to "raHr0ad" him into the ervice a8 a volunteer. It seems tkat the boards which have charge of such affaJr should have the vonfldenee of the people. When a lytrd decides a case, nd many of these cases are very difficult, the chances are that the members have decided the case upon its merits. The personnel of these boards are honorable and upright men. They give their services to their country. Those who find fault with decisions usually know notho ing about the particulars of the ease. Since we are engaged in war to uphold the' privileges of demcorey it behooves us to be- gin at home. Let a man be judged by ]]is peers. Indications are many that the American people are due to make some rdical changes in their methods of living. Most of the people of the present day never thought that they would live to see the end of the tin can era. They never expected t0 see the great change in transportation ftcilities, which now threatens. The &uto- mobile and the tin can have been closely assocted, perhaps more closely than many people have ever stopped to confider. The auto- mobile has often been accused of being instrumental in breaking up the family life. The case of trans- portation, which it accounted for, scattered the various members of l the family to such distant points that the old-fashioned home life became a thing unknown. The house wife has been able t finish her work about the house in short order, because electrical appli- ances have made it easy and rapid. Getting meals became a mere pro- cess of opening cans and up-to- date cn openers simplified this. The effect of all this was more far-reaching than at first appears. The children came home from school to find their mother out playing cards. There was no one to supervise them, so they went their own undisciplined way, Par- i eats became so accustomed tO tak- ing time off during the day away frqm home, that they registered protests whenever there was a school holiday. This was nQt be-! cause of time lost by children at school, but because of time lost by the mothers, from their card parties or golf clubs. Now that automobiles, tin cans and golf halls are doomed, it may be that there will be a return to sane living once more. War is a terrible thing. The loss of life and property al- ready has been trenendous and is mounting daffy. Bht God's ways are not man's ways. All this des- truction of physical things n/zty bring about a resuscitation of moral va.ues, not the least of which may be the return of the family life. IVOTS & ASSES ALUTE TO PORTS By Pete Merloni (Little Rock Catholic Hi Coach) [I iii i PIVOT PLAY DEFENSE CALLS FOR OCCASIONAL DARING Combinations of feints with passes, dribbles, shots and pivots are numerous. Try to list the possibilities and you will find a sur- prisingly large number. Then perhaps the next time you see a game you will notice a feint combination that you had never seen nor heard of before. The pivot or bucket play used to be much more common before the change in the rules some years ago, which restricted the length of time the bucket player could hold the ball in the free-throw lane to three seconds. Of course, there is no Hmit to the length of time he may hold the ball if he is "bucketing" outside the free-throw lane. However, the bucket play has not been buried. It is still around in its original form, and operating fairly successfully under the three- second restriction. What is the bucket play in its original form? The play is one around which many teams built their entire at- tack prior to 1932. Years ago the New York Cel- tics, Cleveland Rosies and other leading professional teams, start- ed the play on the road to popu- larity. They would assign their tall, strapping, center to station himself near the foul line with his back to the basket. Thus, the bucket player was always in a position to receive a pass if a man-for-man style of defense was being used against his team. And it always was. The great professional teams had no use for zone or territorial de- fenses. Often 'a man guarding the bucket player would attempt to break down the oncoming pass by suddenly moving up to the side of the bucket player and thrust- ing out an arm. This was danger- ous business for the defensive player, because by thus commit- ting himself he signalled the: bucket player who had merely to: take two quick steps toward the pass, receive it and quickly pivot and dribble off to the side left open by the defensive player. The defensive player would, of course, see what had happened to his effort, and move to regain a good defensive position. But th.e split-second advantage would be with the bucket player, and he would usually be able to get in a short dribble and' a shot before the defensive player could re- cover sufficiently. In fast basket- ball, seconds are split to advant- age even more than they are in the close finish of a 100-yard dash. ' d I would not want,to discour- age the player guarding the bucket player from occasionally taking a chance ,in an attempt to break down the pass before it reached the bucket man. The defensive player, through experience, can determine pretty well when and when not his chances of making the interception are good. The Catholic Hi basketball team closed a successful season last week. On Tuesday night the Rock- ets defeated Scott 30-21 on the latter's court. On the following night Hazen was defeated 30-28 TO GET RID OF A BAD COLD IN A HURRY TRY S. & B. "SPRATOX" It la Just the remedy to check it quickly and it used in time will often prevent it, and other troubles that follow a cold. We are md11.. it out eve=y day, why can't we mail you an out2it---75c complete and guaranteed to satisfy. 8NODGRASS & BRACY ' --Adveent. t in a thriller at Mt. St. Mary's gym. The season officially ended! with 10, victories and eight losses, an average of .555. Incidentally, it is the best aver- age a Catholic Hi basketball team has had in about a half dozen years. There's some consolation in that, because the football team had the worst record in the his- tory of Catholic Hi. In all fair- nes, though, we must also admit that the football squad was the lightest in Rocket history. The one high light of the latter part of the season was the rapid rise of Bill Geiger as a scoring ace. If Bill had' another year in which to polish off and improve his floor work he'd make an excellent for- ward. "Dame Rumor" has it that he was overlooked by the coach at the beginning of the season. My opinion is that he was not over- looked. He just developed him- self by diligent practice, and finally his innate shooting abil- ity asserted itself. In the district tournament Cath- olic Hi was eliminated in the quarter finals by a hard driving Friendship five. The score was 24-16. Incidentally this friendly five went to the finals to be de- feated by Bryant. Catholic Hi students will now participate in a week of offen- sive training and in Spring foot- ball practice which will start next week. Submit entirely to the Most Holy Will, desiring nothing else but that God's will be done in all things. Plumbing And Heating , JPAZR 8PEOIALIST , GEO. M. WOODS |4541 Little For Rent Phone 4.3533 Free Delivery Night Phone 4-2801 CHAPLAIN Atty. General Stresses Loyalty of Many By Ehner Murphy Washington. (EL--As the war progresses on the many battlefronts of the world attention in Washington is focusing more sharply on the problems of home defense. Subjects of the German, Japanese and Italian governments have been compelled to take out certificates of identity, as they are called. Certain sections of the country have been designated as "pro- hibited areas," which aliens will not be permitted to enter. Others have been defined as "restricted areas," in which aliens will be kept under rigorous restrictions. In the meantime, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is constantly on the lookout for fifth column activi- ties. The policy adopted by the gov- ernment is two-fold. It is design- ed, first, to safeguard the coun- try against possible activities by aliens and others whose sympa- thies may lie with the govern- ments with which the United States is now at war. Second, it is designed to protect aliens who, although they may be listed as "enemies," are loyal to the United States. The treatment of aliens in time of war presents a difficult prob- lem. The term "enemy alien" is misleading. It does not mean that persons so labeled are hostile but, simply, that they are citizens, or subjects, of governments with which we are at war. Many of them, for one reason or another, have neglected to take out citizen- ship papers. By the same token, the fact that persons have become i naturalized does not necessarily I mean that they are loyal to the I = United States. ] : On this point the Attorney Gen- eral says: I "The loyalty of the great ma-I l jority of our alien population is i l a national resource which we must not wantonly destroy. Among the thousands of refugees who have i l come to this country in recent l years, there are soldiers in the [common war on Hitlerism who l have already suffered and sacri- [ficcd as much as any of us may I be called upon to suffer. Sons of our alien population are al- ready serving their country's cause on the battle field. Some of these refugees, some of these parents, are technically enemies. Give them a helping hand. Assist the alien in completing naturaliza- tion wherever he is eligible. Ex- plain to him and to the commun- ity in which he lives.that the label 'alien' or 'alien enemy' carries no stigma if he is truly devoted to this country and the ideals for which we fight." In a democracy such as the United States racial distinctions have no place: The only real Americans, from the point of view of race, are the American In- dians. Ours is a conglomeration of races  English, German, Irish, Scandinavian, Italian, even Japa- nese. The distinguishing character- istic of the American is not where he or his forbears happen to have been / born, but the institutions and political principles he sup- ports. It is difficult, therefore, for a democracy such as the United States, to separate the disloyal from the loyal, to separate the aliens who are reall.$ enemies and those whose patriotism cannot be questioned. Racial origin and fam- ily names mean nothing. If they were taken as a guide grave in- justice would result. As the Attorney Genera said, "Obviously we must know who are loyal and who are not. The procedures for detecting the few and protecting the many must be as speedy and certain as it is pos- sible to make them." The present conflict is not a war against peoples or races but a war against pernicious and malevolent moral and political doctrines which threaten to engulf the world and undermine civilization as we know it. St. Anthony's Hospital MORRILTON, ARK. i Government authorities are con- cerned, of course, with detecting the few, but they are quite as much concerned about protecting the many who may be made the targets of misguided suspicion. This rule applies equally as well to individuals in their relations with their neighbors. Relatives Grateful For Messages From Holy See London ()."How good of the Pope, and may God bless the Vat- ican and all therein," was the response of one non-Catholic mother, when s h e received, through the Vatican Radio and The Catholic Times here, a mes- sage from her son in an Italian prison camp. Her letter was typical of the many that pour into The Catholic Times office week by week ex- pressing gratitude to the Holy See for its work of obtaining, and transmitting to relatives via Vati- can Radio, messages from prison- ers of war throughout the world. The Times sends post cards to: the homes of the prisoners after their names and addresses are broadcast, i As the last of 1,500 Christmas and New Year messages from i British prisoners of war in Italy l were received and transmitted to I !relatives and friends here, The Catholic Times published an ar- .ticle describing the work and giv- ing excerpts from letters of some grateful parents. "Many of the letters," the ar- ticle said, "speak of the soldiers' fervent thanks to the Pope for the small gifts which he periodi- cally sends them. "In many cases, the messages have ended lengthy periods of anxiety due to delays to the mail between the prisoners - of - war camps and this country, while, in others, The Catholic Times post- card has been the means of giving first news to parents that their sons were safe. "In one case, the Admiralty received its first notifictaion of a sailor's safety through a Catholic Times card sent to his relatives." A non-Catholic clergyman wrote the Times that he and his wife were "tremendously relieved" by the message from their officer son. "John said he would never for- get the kindness of the Pope," wrote the non-Catholic mother quoted above, "for at Christmas twelve months age he gave them about seven shillings in life to buy biscuits and coca." "It comforts us a lot to know how closely your Church is look- ing after these unfortunate prison- ers of war," wrote another parent: One mother asked the Times to send her "heartfelt thanks to the Pope, as my son has spoken of his goodness to the British prison- ers." I Campbell, Mallory. & Throgmorton INSURAN6 OF ALL KINDS Aetna Floor ,Wallace Bldg. Phone 4-ezz$ [[H H [ [ Allsopp & Chapple BooMers and Stationers $0"/-309 Main Street . Can . DAN DEARASAUOll For Office SuppHe--Ph. $@EI CHARLES M. TAYLOR C. H. RICHTER Hospital Beds Taylor & Richter Invalid Chairs Incorporated All Line of Insurance Except Life Phone 4-1631 716 Main Street ] I' ,Reach Hawaii To assist Bishop James J. Swee. hey, of Honolulu, in his spiritual work aS Vicar Delegate of, the Forces of the United States in the Pacific, these two San Francisco priests have ar- rived in Hawaii. Upper photo, Roy. Charles S. Gienger, of St. Edward's Church, San Francisco; and, lower photo, Rev. Dr. Edwin (Continued from page 1) rick's Church. following his ordi- nation by His Excellency, the Most Reverend Bishop February 24, 1934. He was a close friend of the late Monsignor James P. Moran, also a native of Brockton. Father McCormick received his education at St. Patrick's paro- chial school and Brockton High School, Brockton, Little Rock Col- lege and St. John's Seminary. ]Arkansas-00, Fraternity I I To (onvent=000i: Fayetteville, Ark.--Phi 1 Theta, social fraternity at th: e versity of Arkansas, will ', host for the Kappa-Xi Pyre convention to be held in F " ville April 11-12. Delegat expected from Phi KapPa  chapters at Louisiana state versity, Oklahoma Universi lahoma k. & M. College, 'e western Louisiana Institute, Rolla School of Mines. ]71:i ' Among the outstanding  who will be present for th vention are: The Most ReV,:] Fletcher, Auxiliary Bishop  tle Rock; the Rev. Joseph.l Rue, National Spiritual for Phi Kappa Theta; sl Kirchner, National Executi a retary..jtl:! r tl The program for the conPh is as follows: Saturday sAaP morning, registration of delegate of fra r Campus; lulll University at the to ity house 12 Kappa-Xi Povince Conq, meeting in the Blue Room Student Union, 1:30-5:00. ft day night 7 p. m., banq,  Washington Hotel; dance m. in the Student Union. -1 ' Sunday morning, AP initiation of pledges and h0. a. members beginning at 8 tendance of all members an :t gates at Mass and Holy Co ion in a body at 10 a. m. Zion officially closed at dinner held at fraternity noon.  R, ural Life Group Provkl- New Churches, Schools St. Louis. ().--Amongt' ! achieved in 1941 by the  : Catholic Rural Life Co the organization's report . new school, a new chur rectory and the ac uisitio/ q  - school site, the purchase a version of a public scbool. iug into a combination school and convent, and the tion of an attractive churcl tory and school.  DR. ANNIR L BRE J. Kennedy, Assistant Chancellor _.  of the Archdiocese of San Frano , ] clsco. (N.C.W.C.) I1 P our our strength, suffering everything [[ Ie,-a';'sJ in silence for His love, which ]l uat, sweetens all the bitterness of life, [1 Pa" 'g.': and which is our strength in the I1 ugl:,,.;jjW battle with ourselves,  J. E. HORNIBROOK CO. Heating and Ventilating Sheet Metal Work and All Kinds of Roofing lll-ll Ea Markham Street Phone American TH'E gTAS AND $1"glP$ THA'T tEIEr=W OVIE MCHF.NRY AND INSPIRED IRNCI$ COTT K2Y WRITI 'TKE STA  SPA,qE ,4 NH R WAS $0 LARGETHAT tT AI TO)EI IR AN ENORMOUS ROOM. A SPACE WAS FOUND IN THE MALTINI OF THE CLA66ET flREWERY,WgERE TH E FLAG WAS SEWN T0ETRER;.  * 5eU,et.-*"F,aett Scott TIMF" BEER HAS AN HONORABLE PLACE IH AMERICA'S HISTORY . . Here is Wha| the Beer Industry is Doing to Uphold that Traditionl When this Committee was organized two years ago, we made a pledge to the people of Arkan- sas--"Law breaking, wherever it involves the sale of beer in Arkansas, MUST STOPI" To date, the Committee has inspected more than 2,000 retail beer places. Only a few---68---were found Out of line with the high standards of Arkansas' valuable er Industry. When this Com. mittee elted this minority to law enforcement authorities, their licenses were revoked. A beer license Is no shield for irresponslbles! BREWERS & ARKANSAS BEER DISTRIBUTORS COMMITTEE J, HUGH WHARTON 407 PYRAMID BI.DO. STATK DIRKGTOR ' lT'rl.S ROCK, ARS.