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i  i!  !} i  PAGE SIX Albany Crusade On Filth-in-Print Very Thorough Albany, March 11. (E). N The Albany plan  the "Crusade to Clean Up the Filth-in-Print" sponsored by The Evangelist, Al- bany diocesan weekly--is a well organized and painstaking attempt to root out the evil of offensive reading matter. Possessing the warm indorse- ment and hearty support of the Most Rev. Edmund F. Gibbons, Bishop of Albany, the Crusade has received the high praise of Mayor John Boyd Thacher af Al- bany, who has pledged the whole- hearted cooperation of all public officials under his command. The Albany plan seeks the cooperation of the Superintendent of Schools, ministers and ministerial associa- tions, the Y. M. C. A., the Y. W. C. A., civic organizations, frater- nal organizations, American Le- gion groups, and neighborhood and merchants' associations. The Crusade functions in co- operation with ,the District At- torney's office, but it is made clear that its efforts are not limited to publications subject to the penal His Eminence Justine Cardinal 1 Seredi, Prince-Primate of Hun, r gary, who is the spiritual head of the committee on preliminary arrangements for the 34th Inter- national Eucharistic Congress, to be held at Budapest, May 25 to SO, 1938. Pilgrimages to the Conol gress are being organized in' :knany of the archdioceses and • Oceses of the.United S ttu code. The Crusade hopes by'per-[I suasion and education to reach[I Catholic Union those publications which keep just ii within the law but are offensive [I of Arkansas the morals of youth. Initial Step Is Meeting The initial step in the Albany plan is a meeting attended by at least two representatives of each parish society and Catholic organi- zation of men and women• At this meeting the necessity for the Cru- sade is emphasized, and each or- ganization is asked to supply suf- ficient workers for the canvassing teams. The number of workers is regulated by the area to be covered. In some instances the organization is on a parish basis; in others the unit area is a zone based on political sub-divisions, or other boundaries• High school students are brought into the work to make surveys among the news- dealers. Not only is their work of specific usefulness but it also makes the youths "Crusade- minded." As soon as possible after the initial meeting, the representatives of the participating organizations call a meeting of volunteer work- ers. The workers are then or- ganized into teams with aggressive captains or leaders, and each team is made responsible for a section of the unit area. At this meeting there are distributed tothe workers cards bearing the names and ad- dresses of the newsdealers and a place for remarks, a pledge to be signed by the newsdealers, and the list of publications deemed ob- jectionable. For the present this list is not being published. The cooperation of the press is sought in furthering the Crusade. It is made clear that the suc- cess af the Crusade depends upon sustained interest and that, there- fore, meetings of the workers, of the Vigilance Committee, of the Permanent Committee should be held frequently. Present Anti- Catholic Petitions In Argentina Buenos Aires, March 4. (D.A Methodist Congress just held here concluded its sessions by address- ing a petition to the Minister of Justice and Public Instruction pro- testing against "religious instruc- tion in schools and educational Institutions and divers civil ac- tivities of the country on the part of the Roman Catholic Church." The petition invokes an article of the Constitution which prom- ises freedom of conscience and re- ligion. In several rovinees the Cru.- cifix and teaching of catechism have been introduced and the Church in endeavoring to bring about the teaching of religion in the schools of the Capital. Rt. Rev• Msgr. H. H. Wernke, Little Rock, Spiritual Director T. J. Arnold. Little Rock, President Leo Hamrner, Ft. Smith, 1st V.-Pres. Jos. Enderlin, Co.way0 2nd V.-Pres. Jos. A. Sehnitzer, Ft. Smith, Sec. GOOD FRIDAY CLOSING Cards are being printed for placing in the doors of all the stores that will promise to close from 12 lqoon to 3 P. M. Reports reaching me from various cities and towns augur well for this movement. We have made arrangements with The Guardian to print the names of all stores who promise to close their doors for these three hours when Our Lord hung on the Cross for us on Calvary's Heights and thereby redeemed us. This list will be published every week from now on and I hope that the final week will show thousands i of names; so, please send in your: list of ndes and cards will be sent to you, which please hand to the merchants a day or two before Good Friday. These cards are to be picked up that evening or the next day and the merchants thanked for his cooperation• Have not as yet received full information on the new "League for Clean Reading" but I hope to receive this real soon so I can publish same in The Guardian• I understand it is a national or- ganization, similar to the Legion of Decency and its aim is to clean up the country's news stands as the Legion of Decency did the moving picture industry. A pledge is taken from every Catholic, and well-thinking Pro- testants and Jews are asked to join tn the movement as they did in: the Legion of Decency campaign. All news stands will be notified to desist from selling and display- ing lewd and lascivious books and pamphlets and those dealers com- plying with the request will re- ceive an emblem to place over their door or stand for all to see that they will not handle this trashy and filthy literature• Here is hoping that this move- ment will go over like the Legion of Decency campaign. Respectfully Yours, T. J. ARNOLD. Trade Board Hits 'Hygiene' Product Washington, March 14. (E). The Federal Trade Commission has ordered the distributor of a &o-called hygenic preparation for women to desist from making cer- tain representations, including the following: that the preparation has the approval of the American Medical Association, physicians generally, and the American Birth Control League; that the dis- !tributor is connected with the Birth Control League; that the preparation may be used with safety and without deleterious ef- fects by women generally, and that tlte respondent owns or op- erates a laboratory where the pro- duct is manufactured. Nationalist Spain NOTICE It is necessary for items in- tended to be published in The Guardian to reach the office by Tuesday at noon. Copy re- ceived after this time can hard- ly be expected to appear in The Guardian issued of the same week. It would be a great help if. correspondents would try to have their news reach The Guardian affiCe by Monday morning. Thanksl ,,..,, THE GUARDIAN, MARCH 19, 1938 Editor Lauds Business Firms Observe Good Friday Condition ...c*€ Little Rock, March 15.- In connection with the Ntional Move- ment sponsoring the observance of Good Friday, the Fourth Degree  Knights of Columbus and the Catholic Union of Arkansas have fur- nished the following names of firms in Greater Little Rock who have ndicated their intention of closing their business during the three hours from 12 until 3 o'clock on the afternoon of Good Friday. Arnold Barber & Beauty Jean's Market Supply Company Lynch Insurance Agency • Iimstedt Plumbing & Heating Co. M. Rapillaxd Grocery Paragon Printing Co. Little Rock Barber & Beauty Randolph Plumbing Co. Supply Company A. & J. Electric Co. Times Pringting Co. Parsel Repholstery Shop Baunmns Flower Shop Louis Kiehl Grocery Co. State Printing & Publishing Co. Koelders Bakery Scholarships In . Villanova, Pa., March 8. (E).-- (T.[i'l"h'l Believing that Catholic colleges "This could be accomplished," a special meeting on Tuesday, urns t t e rmcl al at and the various committees are ,, ,, busy mtervmwmg and mgmng up oHe Nhaz: lP=a rather hha:PhT:Y ra a tson for taking a more direct 1 n The Committee on Educational   4. r a.  vv ., Problems of Eastern Colleges in the National Educational Associa-  fm ., , tion, meeting at Villanova Col- t //IP'I\\;\ lege, advocated the establishment  ] of parish scholarships to assist ib IIF--, worthy Catholic young men and -- --.fl young women to obtain a college!  x.,2,f/// i education.  vlsg" already are doing their utmost in ACTIVITIES IN THE I rendering financial aid to these STATE OF ARKANSAS ! students, they strongly urged pas-  tots of parishes throughout the Little Rock Council No. 812 eastern states to initiate scholar- At our regular meeting last ships in their respective parishes. Tuesday the council voted to hold said the Chairman of the Commit- March 22, 1938. This will be the tee, the Rev. William T Dillon, last meeting before the initiation Dean of St. Joseph's College for date and was called for the pur- Women, Brooklyn, N Y, "by set- pose of considering and finishing i ting aside a small sum of money, up on applications received during under a trust agreement, with the the week• A number of applies- I settled purpose of contributing ad- tions have been received so far !ditional s o h p" "p ,  " " regular intervals• The income ..... could then be made available for possible prospects for membership• a young man or young woman The attendance prize at the meet- of the parish to further his or her ing was $3.00 and was drawn education in a Catholic college," in favor of Brother Chas. A. Well- he said man, who unfortunately was not •  present• Members are urged to Brother, Religious 72 get all applications in before next Years Is Dead at 95 Tuesday as the time is running Montreal, March 8. (E).Dean short for preparing everything for of the Religious of tle Congrega- the initiation. tion of the Holy Cross, Brother Texarkana, Arkansas Leonee has died in his 95th year. Warden John Schoen was elect- Born in 1843 at St Laurent, he was ed and installed as Deputy Grand the former Pierre Cardinal, and Knight of St. Edward's Council entered the St. Laurent novitiate No. 2650 K. of C. as the former 72 years ago, which was four years incumbent, on account of change f the late Broth m his personal busmess arrange before the entry o - " ' • " - er Andre ments, finding it impossibl to at- Brother Leones spent many of tend meetings, relinquished the of- t Notre Dame rice Brother M F Clganero was his declining years a " • • • " College, oppo'mte the famous St. elected to the offme" of Warden. Joseph's Oratory, assisting the It was highly gratifying to see well-known college gardener, such an unusually large number Brother Ignace. of men receiving Communion in St. Edward's church last Sunday the'mselves with the Nazi cause with ,h, ,i,,t,+ h,,t wo h,,la if they choose Th s was the pre • - not be entirely satisfied until text for threatening the seizure of . .._ ,. .... . ,. [every ma. ,, .,= w=--o- -=,,=o Austria b.force. If Hitler should ..... . . his most ,mportant privilege as a follow the same course with ref- Catholic, and acquires the habit erence to Germans in other coun- • of looking forward to the second tries, as he has intimated, the .,,na,, , .. ,,,,+h  = .-. United States m g t have a rea hm t  ' " . " " e a wh'ch he m'ght take ad- " " - vantage of this prerogative that terest in his political ambitions me " • . mbership m the Catholic Church alone, and the state of -' .... - g ce entitles him, which he might premacy of the tecn, ann mdi not   • " '- otherw'se do, "f he d'd not cated that he will must that acquire the habit of going regu- against Nazi-jam no political larly boundaries will be recognized. As long as he steps on Central Euro- _ . pean toes, the U,ited States is not t'roperties Deeded concerned, but if he should at- Back to College tempt to apply the same doctrines Moraga, Calif•, March 8. (E).-- to Germans settled in the Western Title to the institutional proper- Hemisphere, the horse would be ties of St. Mary's has been deeded of another color, back to the college corporation by Concern Expressed Over , t.he Most Rev. John J. Mitty, Arch- Nazi Training Camps in U. S. bishop of San Francisco, it was Some coneeru has already been revealed by Brother Albert, presi- expressed in Congress over Nazi dent. As part of reorganization training camps tn the United of the college finances, a new cor- States proper. These are of no poration, "St. Mary's College of great amount now, but they may California" was incorporated at be taken as showing the direction Sacramento. in which the wind is blowing. Archhishop Mitty purchased the From that viewpoint, the United college and its high school for States has an interest in the seiz- $715,000 last September from a ure of Austria as being the fore- bondholders' committee which had runner of other attempts of the bought the college it public auc- same kind. tion July 23 for $411,150. IIII IIIII II III I -- J. J. Healey C, A, Roth HEALEY & ROTH FUNERAL DIRECTORS SINOE 1905 Ambuhmee Service Call 4-0549 I See Our Double Service TWO TROUSER SUITS AT ............. : ......... ] In the new and wanted models. Sizes to fit regulars and the hard to fit. RuOe & Scott [nc. 41 7-419 Main Street Little Rock, Arkansas New York, March 8. (E).--Just returned from Europe, where he was the guest of General Fran- cisco Franco on a two weeks' tour of Nationalist Spain, Ellery Sedg- wick, Editor of The Atlantic Monthly, is warm in his praise of conditions in that part of the Iberian Peninsula• "I was amazed at conditions in 'White Spain,' " Mr. Sedgwick said. "Of all the countries I saw in Europe it was the most pros- perous. Everything was well or- dered and everyone appeared : contented. Their administration seemed perfect and you would hardly know there was a war going on until you got near the front lines. Franco has an ambiti- ious program of slum clearance and the food supply was extra- ordinary. Prices were cheaper than in 'Red Spain.' "They are financing the war by exports. The White Government takes the olive oil, tin and other products, guaranteeing the pro- ducers a certain price. Then they ' sell them in London and other places and keep the profit. They aren't' contemplating any new taxes. "I don't think there is any doubt that Franco is winning the war. It would seem that the Whites could get along indefinite- ly." Mr. Sedgwick said the number of Italian troops in Spain "has been greatly exaggerated," and that he saw "a lot of German engineers, all" in mufti, but no actual soldiers in the line•" SEES UNITED STATES CAN DO NOTHING BUT WATCH (Continued from Page 1) point, upon further moves on the diplomatic chess board, with Italy holding the strategic position. That the seizure of Austria may produce a rift in the Nazi-Fascist ranks is regarded as a possibility• i However friendly Mussolini might have been toward Hitler as long as he kept on his own side Of the fence, it is regarded as quite possible that he will not welcome Hitler as a next door neighbor in Austria. Concern Over Cultural And Political Ideas Observed Although the United States must assume the role of interest- ed bystander, concern over the forceful extension of Nazi cul- ture and political ideas is ap- parent in Washington. It is as- sumed that Austrian soil will be harrowed for the planting of Nazi' philosophy• This is indicated by the promptness with which the Catholic mayor of Vienna was dis- placed when Hitler's agents took control• There is a possibility, according to some observers, that Hitler may pursue a less rigorous anti-religious policy in Austria than he has in the Reich proper, at least until the Nazi position in Austria has been consolidated, but this is remote. For centuries, Austria has up- held the Catholic traditions of Europe• Likewise, since the war it has clung tenaciously to its democratic ideals. The latter have gone by the board under Ger- man compulsion. It is taken as a foregone conclusion that in due time the former will be dealt with as ruthlessly. But a paganiz- ed Austria made to conform to the made-to-order Nazi cultural philosophy would hardly be a welcome neighbor to Catholic Italy. Nazi Coup Has Not Improved Hitler's Position Whether the Nazi frontiers in central Europe are to go on widen- ing, or the democratic countries with the support of Mussolini, are to attempt to eail a halt, is a question that sooner or later must be answered, and Italy is in a position at the moment, to say what the answer shall be. If Washington sets the pattern for public thinking, it may be assumed that the Nazi coup has not improved Hitler's position in the perspective of American pop- ular opinion. Hitler Has Preached upremacy of Nazl-lsm The fact that there are in South America fairly compact settle- ments of Germans assumes, in the light of the Austrian coup, added significance• This has afforded further evidence of Hitler's de- termination to force upon other It is well to speak little and listen much. countries the principle that Ger- QUALITY CLOTHES AT REASONABLE" PRICES man citizens have a right to ally ...... To Be China Citizeh ,,. . w ........... "''"+""'"""''" ...........  :" ' '"" ' i AN,kJL,WV_ ; ..................  .......  ................. --- ................ : e !iii ii!i::ii!iiiiiiii':.!i::iiiiii iii::i : i Holland, or th I ii:!i::;i!!!iii!iiiiii:ii;ii:i:i:i:i:ii:i! of the Netherlands. : ilii!iiiiii::iiiiiiiiiiiiiii 2 Notre Dame (0 !.i.i" iiii:::! ......... ,*.i:iiii..i..i.!.::g.i.::!::. i t !ii!ii::l 3. He was the fo IA western monasticism.:  :::::::::::::::::::::::::: Cassino. i iii:iii::!i:!Z 4. 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China, Father Meeua was named Cozence Algz an official Belgian delegate to an Fifth international Boy Scout Jamboree _____ !i in the United States. He is shown here with his autograph (Continued from " book.. - - sion will contain f 600 words. Natlonahst Spare 4. Participation is Pictures q..,e,.A. dioceses wherein the '! "lM"affiaat have made known By London Press to enter the competiti0i _ . ...--'7--: .... delegated the diocesat : onoon, varcn ,1 m2.---Com-perintendent, the dtoCd mentator of Universal Talking ....... her ........ ,are alreeor, or o : ums, t. . oexreys declares that sunervise the conduct the. secular press will not print t=* wimm ....... me jurisdl pctures of Nationalist Spain. He 5 Entries for di has just returned from Spain with " - ...... o a film which shows life in Fran- may De suDmzcea ,ei co's territory and pictures of Doaru oz 3uages a : Franco himself in his home cir- of the diocesan d?;; cle conmst. Entries for na Jeffreys says he went as an must be. submitted::: impartial observer to record facts, cesan director to :i His only prepossession was a of the national boa..t hatred of war. Seventeen news- not later than Eas: April 17 !papermen interviewed him when " _ he returned, but not one paper! 6. The diocesan ct , published a picture• forward only two ea; i "When the film was shown here  national board of judg. ther " " dmcesan fu'st prize W i e was, he says, certainly up-. " " - ' lause m each div,szon P , but it was mixed with ' " " • i hisses. ! The Chairman of m:i "If I had shown children like :B°ard of Judges is  scarecrows drooping by the way Msgr. JOHN M. WOI side the public would have swal- Eleventh and Bluff S lowed it and it would have got in buque, Iowa. _ all the papers." Contest AwV 1. To the national ::i a .* v , n ner in each divisio": i cuon urges Dy awarded a beautiful Pie Russian Atheists suitable inscription 0i • . ing. ' Agamst Behevers 2 To the diocesa 'i .....  ..... ner in each division Will tlga, Jalvla, lvlarcn "1 tl- ed ..... ray e ........ ". .'. a luli size eng i rtussmn ameists tnemsetves tesdy 3 To the -arish pr' anew to the persecution of re- i " --' '' ill M .... n eaen alvislon w ' hgzon in the U. S. S. R. by caning - te for armed action against the "old anFoarttr;::h: r eCl! believers•"  _ Pj . ,d A recent issue of Izvestias says tivesecJr% rues A. tir,,' • .. ,, . ,, . ary la 1 nat these old believers nave Rural Life Conference,,. a better system of communica- mit Ave St Paul IVi." tion than the Soviets themselves;  " ," " 'oi that alth .... ssays to oe sen  ougn mey. are living Charles B. McCoY, along the Volga,. m .the. forests Grand Ave., Hot SP  of the Ural and in Szberla, they not later than A-ril I0, have a headquarters at Moscow B r .... t, :i • oa a o duages: .. and are in constan communica- Rt. Rev. James P. 0, tion with it. The article states, D  -" L It ,, , ., rtev. 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