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A Catholic Paper Is A Perpetual Message.- Pope Leo XIIL 'he Guardian in Every Catholic Home"--Our Motto. THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE DIOCESE OF LITTLE ROCK It means to us that nothin8 is more desirable than that Catholic papers and Catholic literature shoukl have a larse circulattott, that every one my have every day good readinf which instruct and wnrns, an strengthens and promotes the Christian virtues. BENEDICTUS, P. P., XV, XXVII LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS, MARCH 19, 1938 No• 15 Qui Vive? By The Sentry hppenings serve to '  ,,. tte the fact that, despite .,,.vkllnted progress of science, t,who idies affairs in Ger- hl a very arbitrary manner, le' 2.1.rted to have instructed a lans to see, that all ha- t lnl With serious defects, I.leVed of the necessity of ' le presumption is tlt Weaklings would be a handi- [! 'tltd an expense to such a vig- il '-llatlea as Germany Dis- l ., the moral aspect of the : 0% SUch advice is scientlfl- wlmd. Even Hitler could U°ethtng 'of advantage if [e OId drop his arrogant atti- r  look at facts. On Fri- ah 4th, the world read , at achievement of Glenn ha of Kansas.  He ran . €st mile ever recorded in- c .... al or out. Perhaps many, who , j!: le account of his feat, did it  tow that Cunningham was d by burns in his youth• t etors said that he would ldl . WMk. Perhaps that is why ide4 to run. At Just about; y,  t time that Cunningham -eSt'L -mg the world's record 1  aile, "Black Jack" Persh- ce ]'°elOved   v a nder el ......... mmz , ;lelrg from the coffin, to .*Ll-%eXPert medical diagnosis 1[. Igned him. His funeral are not cited to dis- eal Science, but only ' it qUUd those who would n' lhonorable use of it. If e/, .'ia Were lawful General , and Glenn Cuuningham .... [! Ye been put to death like t  This Is not a of what is humane. It by savage for o0 ia that thee who ':b" laercy killing think that Oi00lllzed. They have [e of fact done away with ate foundation of civilization leell-dk ll'e abandon God and His it comes to considering Wood, how about giv- lalm to Charlie McCar- popularity of this amazes the world• tltat the Catholic Church censured at times be- images. It has even accused of adoring Pagan nation has ever ore popular idol than wooden man. Ven- is as old as the human ;:iS fairly certain that It practiced in pagan that the answers that came from the Oracles lult of this art. It is Urlse of this article to Ed Bergen for making a piece of wood. he is to be corn- his good sense in ef- own personality in the entertainment and SUccess. Perhaps many and women would better -esults, ff they themselves and spend in the cause that romoting. Bergen keeps la the background. He butt of many sharp re- that come*from the me- OUth of his wooden as- lle has a certain gret- Is worthy of hnlttion mtters. Meet men abundance of pride and amount of conceit. They Dleased when the laugh They dislike any ; Seems to upset their dig- sense of inferiority afraid to be taken .,The man who great doesn't have to kown. Everyone recog- as such. He can follow of his superiors with- inferior, because he meaning of things. Was a Conference on Page 4) on NAZI-0000USTRIA CONCERNS WASHINGTON i i Good Friday F','oclamation Of Governor on iHour Observance Little Rock, March 16.--The honorable Carl E. Bailey, Governor of the State af Arkansas, in a proclamation issued Wednesday asks for the thoughtful recollection of the people of this State In observance of Good Friday, and that where possible business be suspended for three hours between noon and 3:00 p. m. The Good Friday observance movement in Little Rock and throughout the State has engaged the interest and cooperation of the various organizations and individuals. Through the following weeks until the day of Good Friday the movement is expected to grow. Weekly reports will appear in the fol- lowing issues of The Guardian. Attention is called to the firms al- ready giving their intention to close during the three hours observance of Good Friday given in this issue f The Guardian. The full text of the Governor's proclamation is as follows: STATE OF ARKANSAS EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT PROCLAMATION TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME---GREETING: WHEREAS, the approach of Easter gives rise to thought of the great mystery of man's redemption, and it is fitting that our minds should dwell upon the sufferings that were undergone by the Saviour on the Friday preceeding the Resurrection, and WHEREAS, the people of Arkansas have been steadfast in up- holding the ideals and principles which Christ followed and stood for, and WHEREAS, in many states of this Nation Good Friday is observed as a legal holiday, ] NOW, THEREFORE, I, Carl E. Bailey, Governor of the State of I Arkansas, do hereby proclaim that Friday, April 15th, 1936, be] observed as a day of thoughtful recollection by the people of this ] state, and that as far as possible state business be suspended during" the hours between noon and 3 p. m., and further that all who can do so spend some time in contemplating the greatest act of love in the history of the world. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, 1" have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State in the Gover- nor's Office at' Little Rock, this 15th day of March, 1938. (Signed) CARL E.GBovAelEo:, Urge K00of-C.. To Contmue Support !Of Catholic Press New Haven, Conn., March 11. ().--"Continued support of the Catholic Press and unceasing war- fare against the incursions of Atheistic Communism" were urged as "practical evidences of Cath- olic Action" for Knights of Co- lumbus by their Supreme Chap- lain, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. John J. McGivney, of Bridgeport, Conn., in his recent statement to mem- bers on their observance of Found- ers' Week, March 27 to April 3. "Council corporate reception of the Holy Eucharist," as another "external manifestation of our Faith" during the memorial period was also stressed by Monsignor McGiveny. Founders' Week is a forward movement project by which near- ly a half million members in 2,500 councils in North America will honor the memory of Father Michael McGivney and his 10 as- stiates who incorporated the or- ganization in Connecticut March 29, 1882. The week-long program in- cludes for each council a corpor- ate Communion and breakfast, a public Knights' Crusade meeting Patrons' Club Of New Catholic Library Formed Little Rock, March 15.  A Patron's Club has been formed, according to the announcement of the Rev. Claiborne Lafferty, to assist the Catholic Library Move- ment recently established here. The club is composed of those who are interested in making Catholic books available for the library and in building up and creating a public taste for good literature. The membership will also include those who are in a position to give assistance in a more substantial way than the ordinary dues. Membership in the Patrons' Club is based on the purchase of a Life Membership at Twenty- five dollars, which is to be paid in full at the time of joining; or, a pledge of Thirty Dollars to be paid ten dollars a year for three consecutive years, which will en- title one to a life membership. The Patrons' Club has been well received, and Father Lafferty is calling on all who will volunteer to help him with his project. He hopes that Catholics will not wait  for a personal invitation,: but will show their zeal for their Church and Country by voluntarily ap- proaching him for information. A letter addressed to him in care of The Guardian will reach him promptly. Father Lafferty is completing against subversive forces, a special plans for the new home of the council meeting with a family library, and will be sobn able to protection feature, a Founders" i announce an opening date. first degree class and an appropri- [ ate promotion ' I, ...... • • rther of 2 Priests, , The present Supreme Chaplmnl is a brother of Father Michael Father of One Dies McGivney, who was the originator and incorporator, the first supreme , Corresponding Secretary and the second Supreme Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus. The Found- er held the chaplaincy until his: death in 1890. His brother, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Patrick J. Mc- Givney, held the office from 1901 to 1928. In the latter years, the present Supreme Chaplain suc- ceeded to the office, which has ben occupied by the three priest brothers of the McGivney family for 43 years of the Order's 58 years. New York, March 7. 0C).-- member of a family of distinguish- ed missioners is mourned in the passing of R. P. Kennelly, at St. Francis ,Hospital here. Mr. Kermelly was the brother of the late Rev. M. Kennelly, S. J., of Shanghai, celebrated sino- logist and an authority on Chi- nese superstitions. Another broth- er was a pioneer priest in Aus- tralia. A son of Mr. Kermelly, the Rev. Robert P. Kennelly, is a Maryknoll Missioner ffi Kong- moon Vicariate, South China. PLAN SOCIAL ACTION CONFERENCE Some 5.000 persons, including many members of the Hierarchy'of the United States and Canada. are expected to attend the first Na- tional Catholic Social Action Conference. to be held at Milwaukee. May 1 to 4• Meeting recently, in Milwaukee. to discuss plans for the Conference. with Archbishop Samuel A. Stritch (right). were Bishop Edwin V. O'Hara (left). of Great Falls. Chairman of the N. C. W. C. Social Action Department, sponsor of the program, and the Rev, A. McGowan, of Washington, D. C., assistant dirtier ofJ the N. C. W. C. Social Action Department. i ,i,ii , Alfred E. Smith Is Honored By Holy Father Vatican City, March 9. (E).The Aeta Apostolicae Sed]s publishes the information that Alfred E. Smith, former Governor of New York, and John,."T. Smith and 'John S. Burke, also New Yorkers, have been made Papal Chamber- lains by His Holiness Pope Pins XI. The information also is given that the Holy Father has bestow- ed the Grand Cross of the Order of St. Gregory the Great upon J. P. Morgan and Thomas W. La- ment, both of whom are non- Catholics. Former Governor Alfred E. Smith, one of the outstanding Catholic laymen of the country, has long been associated 'with Catholic charitable work. He is one of the recipients of the Laetare Medal awarded annually by the University of Notre Dame to an outstanding Catholic. He was four times Governor of New York State and in 1928 he was the nominee of the Democratic Party for President of the United States. John S. Burke is a leading mer- chant of New York, and John T. Smith, a prominent attorney. Both are leaders in philanthropic work. Mr. Morgan and Mr. Lament are prominent figures in the fi- nancial world and are widely known for their philanthropies• Ireland Voting Causes Ulster To Lose Sympathy Dublin, March ii. 0f,).--The General Election in Northern Ire- land has not been without its healthy repercussions even in the camp of the Unionists. W. J. Stewart, M. P., One of the new party of Progressive Un- ionists, in a statement to the press, described Lord Craigavons election as "a sham and a fraud." Furthermore, he declared that, "Mr. de Valara is gaining and the Six Counties are losing British sympathy." The election, he said, "has lost Ulster very many friends in Britain.',' "The Ulster Government," he said, "has created so much discon- tent and misgiving that about one- third of the votes were against the Government, and that in the face of intimidatio." Catholics Oppose Sending Basque Children to Spain London, March 11. {E).--A pro- posal by the Basque Committee here to send to France 1,000 of i the  Bilbao refugees who were brought to this country is being vigorously opposed by Catholic interests. I learn that the committee wants to send the children to the South of France on the plea that re- patriation from there would be easier. ,. The Catholic Herald says the change would be bad for children who have become accustomed to their present surroundings. The Basque Committee here is making frequent appeals to the public for money to support the 2,600 children who are still here. Sees United ,States Can Do Nothin9 but Watch Austria Has Upheld the Catholic Traditions and Democratic Ideals Of Europe for Man Centuries Retreat League Meeting Held At (onway Little Rock, March 15.  A meeting of the officers of the St. John's Laymen Retreat League was held Tuesday at St. Joseph's rectory, Conway, to develop plans for the annual general meeting of the retreatants to be held in Con- way on Low Sunday, April 24. The program this year will be ' a departure from the former meet- ings in that the retreatants and their families will attend the full afternoon program which will be- gin with lenediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament at 1:30, the business meeting of the retreat league at 2 p. m." While this meet- ing is in progress a baseball game between St. Joseph's School at Conway and Sacred Heart School of Morrilton will be played, The winning school will b/pre- sented an imported ell painted portrait of Our Blesse Lady for their school. At 3:30 a softball game between the retreatants of Little Rock and Conway will be played. At 5 o'clock dinner will be served to all present. Notice will be mailed to all the members by Mr. Tom Newton, secretary, to whom all inquiries may be addressed. Vatican Envoy Visits Teruel to Aid Needy Divorce Is Forbidden Burgo s, Spain, March 7. (E). In Nationalist Spain His Excellency the Most Rev. Ildebrando Antoniutti, Vatican Salamanca, Spain, March 7. (E). harge de'Affairs in Nationalist --The Nationalist Government of lspain ' has gone to Teruel carry-i Burgos has decreed that divorce lingl alms and the good wishes of will not be pevrnitted. The de-fills Holiness Pope Plus XI to the tionalistCree is effectiVespain, throughout Na-i sorely_tried, people. i ! Catholic Rural Life Conference Announces Fifth Essay Contest Hot Springs, March 15.  The Very Rev. Chas. B. McCoy, Dio- cesan Director of the National Catholic Rural Life Conference, announces the Fifth Annual Es- say Contest open to Catholic youth ir rural communities. Boys and girls, attending par- ish, public or parochial schools located in rural America--i. e., in l the open country, or in trade cen-i ters of 4,000 or less inhabitants! which serve a dominantly agri-i cultural population are eligible. Purpose of the Contest (I) To engender among juve- nile Catholics in the rural areas an intelligent appreciation of the economic, social and spiritual ad- vantages of life on the land; (2) To encourage them to equip themselves for successful careers in agriculture. Classification of the Contestants Junior Divis/on: Students in Grades VII, VIII, and IX. Senior Division: Students in Grades X, XI, and XII. ..... Choice of" Subjects for 1938 Junior Division: (1) Lent in a Catholic, Coun- try Parish. (2) The Pictures in Our Home. (3) How I Spend My Satur- days. (4) The Season of Year I Like the Best. Senior Division: (1) My Special Interest in the 4-H Program. (2) Does the Future Farmer Need a High School Education? (3) The Benefits of Electric Power to the Farmer and His Family• (4) My Choice of Reading Mat- ter. Rules of the Contest 1. Entries must represent the personal efforts of the contestants. Consultation with pastors, teach- ers, parents or other adults is mrmissible if limited to choice of subject and generl determina- tion. of content. 2. Entries must be handwrit- ten, in ink, using one side only of standard composition paper. No credit will he given for the introduction of pictures, drawings, or dcorative cover effects. 3. Entries in the Junior Divi- sion will contain from 250 to 400 words; entries in the Senior Divi- (Continued on Page 6) Washington, March 14. 0, Washington contemplates the tu- multuous march of events in Eu- rope with an air of futile detach- ment. There is nothing to be done about it. The United States is in no posi- tion to come to the rescue of lit- tle Austria, over which the shadow of the Nazi superdictatorship has fallen. It is not concerned with the central European "axis." It can only take the necessary steps VATICAN CITY DISTURBED (N. C. W. C. Cable News Service) Vatican City, March 14. (E).-- Events in Austria have made a most profound impression at the Vatican; stands ready to defend Catholic interests in every way possible, but has no statement to make. Meanwhile, Awenire Italia, or- gan of Italian-Catholic Action, says that in view of what happened in Germany, there is legitimate rea- son to fear that the racial and nee-pagan theories of the Nazis may be imposed in Austria. The Most Rev. Sigismund Waitz, Archbishop of Salzburg, has been arrested. Christian Socialist leaders have been arrested. Former Chancellor Kurt von Schuschnigg, whose regime was warmly Catholic, has found a ha- ven in Hungary. Nazi Guards and storm troop- ers occupied the residence of the Most Rev. Ferdinand Pawlikow- ski, Bishop of Graz, and vigorous representations made by the Bish- op looking to their removal were futile. The editorial offices and print- ing plants of Catholic papers in Vienna, Linz, and Graz were oc- cupied by Nazi storm troopers, When the Reichspost, world- famous Catholic newspaper of Vi- enna, made its appearance follow- ing the upheaval, expanses of white space on its pages showed that its contents had been rigor- ously censored. Paris, March 14. (N. C.-Cable). --News of the religious situation in Austria is scarce and what there is is obviously subjected to censorship• Archbishop Waltz, now impri- soned, asks prayers for the main- tenance of peace and the ince- pendence of Austria. "All this appears even more significant because of the im- piety that tends to submerge all Europe. This impiety, which often becomes hatred of God and His Church, threatens precisely the further aggraviation of an already bad situation. Next Sunday, in all the churches you will renew the Act of Consecration to the Sac- red Heart and will repeat the in- vocation: 'Holy Mary, powerful protectress of Austria, pray for US!' " HiS Excellency then exhorted his faithful to recognize Christ publicly as King. "The more a nation approaches sanctity/' he said, "the more it can rely upon divine aid and upon seeing i{self justified in its prayers." to protect itself against the pos- sibility of world-wide disturbance by increasing its own defenses, and this is now under way. The danger of war is not mini- mized, but war is not, for the moment, anUcipated. It will de- pend, from the Washington view., (Continued on Page 6)