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PAGE EIGHT THE GUARDIAN, SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 1923 !&apos;:@ " LISTENING IN " * . By Autolycus * Whisperings Sceptics will tell you that it is oh- impossil)le for a prayer, whis- pered on earth, to be heard by God in heaven (granting, for the purpose of argument, as the sceptk.' would" say, the existence of a God and a heaven.) Fifty years ago men would have said it was obviously impossible for a word whispered in New York to be winged to Chicago. Then the telephone was discovered. Next men said,_ "But you have physical connection; you have 'wires." Now we have radio and no wires. Yet a word wifisptrcd in New York reaches me in Chicago. Per- haps God allowed us to discover the principles nf wireless transmission in order to make it easier for men to grasp the idea that a softly murmured prayer finds it way to Him. Statistics Tell The overwhelming majority of the criminals in state prisons came out of public schools, according to figures supplied by four prisons which pro- duced statistics on the subject. ']?he question was raised by a correspond- ent of tim "Sacran]ento Bee," who in- ferred that private schools "fill the penitentiaries." His guess was a wild one. The Catholic cbaplain of Joliet prison got the facts. The state pris- ons at Folsom, Cal., Carson City, Nev., the Eastern Penitentiary, Philadel- phia and the Western Penitentiary, Pittsburgh, gave these averages: Attended private school only__ 3.39% Attended private and public___ 8.67% Attended no schoo[ ........... 12 80% Attended PUBLIC school onlyZ75.14% Oregon a Gone Goose The statement that private schools fill the penitentiaries was used to bol- ster up the case for the Oregon School Bill. The truth is told to the voters after they have taken the fatal step. They allowed themselves to be swayed by someone's guess that pri- vate schools fill penitentiaries. They have now before them the finpteasant thought that when the school bill goes into effect and all private schools are closed, there will be six times as great a chance of their children going to the penitentiary if they send them to school, as there would be if they did not send them to school at all. But if the child is kept frbm school the parent will go to prison, and if the child is sent to school the child will probably finish in prison. Oregon will be a pleasant place to stay away from. The people who voted for such a condition deserve it. But it will be hard on those who opposed the bill to have their children condemned to criminality. Preachers' Want Column The U. S. A. is not unique in its possession of contradictory teachers knd of strange religious notions. It is doubtful, in fact, whether America :gan even claim to excel in this mat- ier. Here are some  descriptions of hemseD:es gven by curates looking for obs; and of their requirements vnby pastors seeking curates. hey are from: a single issue of the English "Church Times" (Anglican): CatholicPviest, Daily Mass. Sung undayj. Uned preferably. Colleague is Wanted. Willing workei'. No extremes. 'iCaiieague Wanted. Bishop Gore theao00. Colleague. Vestments and good sti- pnd  ' ,/ :: Curate Wanted. Must state views, ' Colleague. Catholic, unmarried. Vestments. Incense. It would be interesting to see how Dr. Percy Stickney Grant would de- scribe himself ff he were looking for & job. But the necessity of his look- ing for a jog is remote, so long as he an, keep the press and public inter- sated in his patter. Invest Lenten Thrift, Lent is slipping along, and some of us are surprised at the number of hings we can go without and still survive. All who have been "giving things up" for Lent are slightly rich- er than they would have been had the!t not undertaken this voluntary bstinenee. The man who gives up cigars is saving about a dollar a day; tle girl who has given up candy is saving someone .several dollars a week, according tothe state of .his affection. But Lent is not primarily a.season of thrift, There is less value Our mortification if at the end we find ourselves enriched by it. It would be well, then, to dispose of the money accumulated as the result of tese personal sacrifices, and to de- v0te it to some worthy object, such s The Catholic Church Extension So- Hail St. Patrick! i i i St. Patrlcll blest and loved A_postl, To thee in heaven we raise The tribute of our soul's affection. Our earth-wideeDaean of praise. iety, Which aims at giving to every CathOlic in America the spiritual priv- - |legeS vhich the rest of us enjoy. The Society has no "branches," and ou would haveto send the money direct. MUSEUM OF CHRISTENDOM Paris, Mar. 1.--A Museum of Chris- Trust God whatever may befall, tendom has been opened in the an- That is a good resolution; it is the cient Palace of tie Popes o Avignon. " Way'to win His blessing, t The new museum contains many sou- venirs of the' sojourn of the popes in t  In   the signs of reality inj tltat eity plaster casts of statues, the Spiritual world that no one can I copies of,the tombs of the popes, and er decrilm so much as he knows. | other objects of Catholic interest.. RECTORIES MAY BE 1 USED FOR GERMAN / HOUSING RELIEF / By Rev. Dr. Wilhelm Baron yon Capitaine (By N. C. W. C. News SetTee) Cologne, Feb. 19.--A conference of ecclesiastical authorities and repre- sentatives of the legal department of the government is to be held in the near future, for the purpose of try- ing to arrive at a settlement of the status of rectories and parsonages under the law permitting the seizure of residences and buildings to pro- vide homes. Because of the great shortage of houses in Germany, legal steps have been taken whereby any- one having any room in excess of the requirements of his own family, can be compelled to take in tenants. As a result many of the rich.est people of Germany now have lodgers in their castles and villas. Appeal to the Government Under the law, however, public buildings were exempt from seizure for this purpose, unless the consent of the local authorities had been giv- en, and this immunity was extended to the residences of pastors and rec- tors on the ground that their houses were for the service of the parish. Recently the Prussian Minister of Public Welfare, acting with the sup- -port of the Minister of Labor, de- clared that this immunity should no loger be continued. In several in- stances judicial decisions have been handed down in support of this dec- laration. The Prussian Minister of Re- ligion and representatives of all de- nominations have protested, and in an interpellation in the Reichstag Dr. Everling, a deputy of the German People's Party, has put the question squarely up to the government for de- cision. Shortage is Acute The housing shortage is becoming more acute all the time in Germany. During the war, practically no build- ing was done and since the war the costs of materials has made building prohibitive. It is authoritatively tsated that many hundreds of marriages have had to be put off because the young couples are absolutely unable to find places in which to live. The shortage is particularly acute in the 'Rhur and Rhineland just now, be- cause of the additional'demands for housing facilities imposed by the French forces of occupation. UPTON SINCLAIR HITS METHODISTS TO HARM C. U. A. (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Washington, D. C., March 12.--A striking instance of an effort to harm the Catholic University of America, but which missed fire because of the ignorance of its perpetrator is pointed out in "The Goose-Step," an alleged study of American Education, written by Upton Sinclair. Upton Misleading Mr. Sinclair, who endeavors to pose as an impartial and painstaking in- vestigator, but many of whose recent books notably "The Profits of Reli- gion," are full-of misleading and er- roneous statements, makes the follow. ing observation: "Also the Catholics have their edu- cation machine, and raise money from wealthy Catholics for the protection of both Catholicism and wealth. In the city of Washington they have a great central institution. An official of the United States Department of Educa- tion writes me: Laugh On "Upty" "'I made a study of the American University in Washington not long ago. There are a number of wealthy men on the board. They are obviously placed there for the usual purpose. Most of them never went to college themselves and they know nothing about education in general or in par- -ticular. l saw no occasion to doubt their desire to do the best they know how for the institution. But some things they know about, from their associations, and others they do not. They simply cannot appreciate, for example, the fine zeal the founders had for the establishment of a great graduate university. They can see a considerable demand for education in law and business, and so they very naturally let the institution turn in this direction, Consequently a low grade law school and a lower grade business course are being establish- ed. The trustees can see some use in these courses and some demand. The need for a great graduate school, the trustees are blissfully ignorant of, and I doubt very much whether on ac- count of their limited educational ex- perience they will ever be able to ap- preciate the need for such a graduate institution in Washington." The institution referred to by Mr. Sinclair and which he apparently be- lieves to be the Catholic University of America, is American University, a" Methodist institution. Men must have facts first and ex- planations afterwards. Religion always is, and always has been, at the root of every worM- movement. PROHIBITION MERELY ADMISSION OFFAILURE. SAYS CARD. BOURNE (By N. C. W. C. News Service) London, Mar. 1.--Cardinal Bourne, who is one of the presida-ts of the Temperance Council of the Christian Churches, turned the tables on the prohibitionists who lurk within that movement, in his recent speech at the Mansion House i London, when he declared that true temperance owes more to education than to legislation. Incidentally the Cardinal riddled the prohibition idea through and through; maintaining the Catholic virtue of temperance against the legal enforce- merit of prohibition, which is neither temperance nor a virtue. "To my mind," Cardinal Bourne in- formed the Archbishop of Canterbury and the other high clerical and lay] dignitaries who were on the platform, I "prohibition is the very antithesis and contradiction of temperance. It is an open confession of failure." MSGR. KUHLS, PIONEER PRIEST, DIES IN HOSPITAL HE FOUNDED '(By N. C. W. C. News Service) Kansas City, Kan., March 5.--Mon- signor Anton Kuhls, a pioneer priest of Kansas City, Kan., died in St. Mar- garet's Hospital on Friday after an illness of several weeks. The hospital in which he passed away was one of the institutions founded by the ener- getic priest and he made it his home when in 1908 he was compelled by in- firmity to resign from active parochial "work. BIG BEQUESTS NEARLY LOST TO CHURCH (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Harrisburg, Pa., Mar. 12.--The will of the late David E. Tracy recently probated here disposes of an estate amountivg to more than 1,000,000 of which the greater part is left to the various charitable and educational in, stitutiens of the Harrisburg diocese. These gifts just missed becoming in- valid by a margin of three days. The will was drawn up January 8 and Mr. Tracy died February 10. Had his death occurred within thirty days efter the will wa prepared, the be- quests to charity would not have been legally binding. PRIEST STABBED WHILE CELEBRATING MASS Buenos Aires, Mar. ll.--While cele- brating' Mass at Bahia Blauea, the Rev. Luis Perez was stabbed several times and received injuries from which he died. His assailant, a Dane, has been arrested but refuses to discuss hi motive fear the crime. He is l thought to be insane. 1 MEXICAN RADICALS WANT CALLES TO SUCCEED OBREGON (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Washington, I). C., March 12.--Al- though Mexico's presidential elections are still two years off, phms are be- inr shaped, according to advices reaching Washington/to have General Calles step into the shoes el' Ih'esi- dent Obregon. General Calles. one of the chief supporters of Obregon, is an avowed radical. If he does not run hi place will probably be taken by ])e ]a Iluerta. also a radic'fl, it is assumed. of course, t, lmt Pre.;iden( Obregon will observe the e, onslitutional limitatio, Wllich restricts him to one term. Free Elections There is the usu'll talk of Tree cle('- tions. The hope s v(n'y generally ex- pressed that there will be no auempts at coercion but, at the same time, n,) ohserve, r uppears u) be so s('epiical ;ts to doubt that Gen. Cal]es, with the support of Obregon and the adminis- tration party, will be nominated an ] elected. Power of Fascisfi The forthcoming elections have sti,Ted an unusual amount of interest in view of the fact that the political divisions will prolmbiy be along ]it)er- al, radical and'conservative lines. The chief element on the latter side will be the fascisti, who include a large number o$ Catholics. Reports concern- ing the development of fascism are conflicting. By some observers their claims as to membership are belittled and it is predicted t]mt they will have no appreciable effect upon the our- come of the elections. By others it s asserted that the movement has al- ready gained great headway and will be an important political factor by the time the elections are held. It is to be observed that the' fascisti themselves say little. If they follow the example of their Italian exemplars they will probably devote themselves to organi- zation reserving their show 9f strength until the time comes for them to asser themselves. Radicals Fear HELEN UP IN POLICE (By N. C. W. C. News Baltimore, March tures delivered during the l by Mrs. Helen Jackson police interference when the audiences resented against the Houses of herd and the Catholic ally, by the speuker who e 'iS au "ex-nun." The hehl under the direction Waldron, former Ku Klu her and notorious tato]'. The first the First Baptist Md., aml the second in the Church of Go<l, Oll . Same Ohl Fake ] Mrs. Juc],:son describes former Catholic nun and that a one time she was aa inmate of the House Shepherd in l)etroit. Mos tures are devoted to conditions which, she the House of the Good anti-Catholic activities haY0. a number or years and an lion of her antecedents undertaken some time ago lished in the pamphlet the Church," reads as real namc is Helen early age of fifteen comJnitted to. a Sister's at Detroit by imr sister, was unmanageable. This tember 1895. In December was permitted to return then living in Pittsburgh. t Easy Money "Later she returned to Shepherd Home, but this Carthage, Ohio, Home, former superioress, whom was transferred to that i after she left the time ,in fact, even ' she and her husband The trend of nolitical affairs in' tug the present wave Mexico rather tends to bear out the chance to make easy statement made at the time of the l troit Home, and were most Like the other insincere anti-Catholic platform, Nuns Garb of "Helen now lectures which she represents as garb (of course she was it is only a replica of worn by the peasant in Normandy, France. the Good Shepherd I to wear that garb as a ing the period in which good conduct. No one reformatory under the herd Sisters is ever come a member of their Woman of During the campaign chial schools i,n years ago Mrs. in to aid the At that time two Mich. ,published sonai history which by describing her as a street." She sued the two I $25,000 and a non-CathoIic ; less than an hour's turned a verdict of "no tion." expulsion of the Apostolic Delegate, Msgr. Filippi from Mexico. At that time it was said that the real reason for the action of the Mexican govern- merit was not Msgr. Filippi's partici- pation in an open-air ceremony in al- leged violation of the constitution, but rather to discourage the development of fascism in which he was asserted to have taken an interest. This, of course, Msgr. Filippi denied nor has there since been any attempt to justi- fy the charge. This incident is re- garded as an indication hat the radi- cal elements in the Mexican govern- ment are rather more frightened than they appear to be of the fascisti and are deternfined to go to extreme lengths to prevent their spread. THREE SISTERS BECOME RELIGIOUS rBy N. C. W.-. News Service) Brooklyn, Mar. 12.Three sisters from this city are to join the order of the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity simultaneously. They are the Misses Gatharine, Anna and Isabel McGrath. Each is a wom- an of unusual intellectual and profes- sional attainments. Katharine McGrath, B.S., M.D., is a graduate of New York University and of the Women's Medical College of Philadelphia. For a fiumber of years has practiced medicine in New York and is well known at Long Is- land Hospital, St. Catherine's Hos- pital, and St. Mary's Hospital, Ja- maica. She has been an instructor in the Post Grduate Hospital in New York and is leaving a large practice to consecrate her life to God. Miss Anna McGrath has been doing school departmental work in P. S. 99, Flatbush, where she has estab- lished a reputation for her ability in winning the co-operation and affection of th pupils. The third sister, Miss Isabel McGrath, is a graduate of the Trenton Normal School. They will enter the religious life at the Motherhouse of the Order, H0,1y Trinity Station, Cottonton, Ala. The order of the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity has in re- nt years devoted particular atten- tlon to the cam and education of Ital- ian children in the United States. BRADFORD DRUG CO. Th House of Oualily Phones: 4-0227, 40218 209 W. Second Stl Little IRock Phone 4-3572 DK E. J. DENTIST LITTLE ROCK, PUBLIC SAI00 We have purchased S. Army Munson :st to 12, which was the stZock of one of the ernment shoe contractors. This shoe is gu dred per cent solid tan; bellows tongue, proof. The actual is $6.00. Owing to buy we can offer same at $2.95 Send correct size. delivery or send shoes are not as cheerfully refund ly upon request. NATIONAL BAY STAT; COMPANY 296 Broadway,