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PAGE SIX THE GUARDIAN, MARCH 19, 1943 1 III I ii I III iii ii ii I II I I Camden Merchants, Businessmen Ask Patronage Of Guardian Read ! Fr. M'Gowan On Puerto Rican Committee Washington. (E)The Rev. R. A. McGowa/% Assistant Director of the Dartment of Social Action of the National Catholic We'ifare Conference, has been named by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to a committe which will advise the Chief Executive on changes in the Organic Law of Puerto Rico which he will propose to Congress. Announcement of the commit- tee's appointment was made here today, revealing a broad program of action which will entirely re- adjust the relations of the Federal Government to the island of Puerto Rico. President Roosevelt is asking Congress to consider as soon as possible an amendment to the Or- ganic Law of Puerto Rico which will permit the people of the is- land to elect their own Governor, and which will redefine the func- tions and powers of the Govern- ment of Puerto Rico. The com- mittee just named, composed of four residents of Continental Unit- ed States and four Puerto Ricans, will advise thePresident on changes in the Organic Law which he; in turn, will pass along to Congress or consideration. In addition to Father McGowan, members of the committee are: Harold L. Ickes, Secretary of the Interior, Chairman; Abe Ror- tas, Undersecretary of the Inter: for; Rexord Guy Tugwell, Gover- nor of Puerto Rice; and Luis Mun- oz Marin, Judge Martin Travieso, Celestino Iriarte and Jose Ramirez Santibanes of Puerto Rico. b Secretary Ickes is empowered to appoint a Vice-Chairman, Who will preside over meetings of the committee when he is unable to at- tend. Father McGowan, a priest of the Diocese of St. Joseph, is nationlly known as a writer and speaker on economics and sociology. He made his studies at St. Benedict's Col- lege, Atchison, Kans.; St. Bernard's Seminary, Rochester, N. Y.; the North American College in Rome, and the Catholic University of America here. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1915 and was a chaplain in the last war. St. Louis' Church, Camden St. Louis' Church is situated on elevated grounds only one block from the heart of Camden's busiest district. It is built of dark red brick and finished with stone cornices. The Rev. Joseph Murphy is the pastor. NATIONAL CATHOLIC RURAL LIFE CONFERENCE 380___1 Grand Ave., Des :P/J[oines, I When I tell my urban friends I plan to leave my work in the city and turn to subsistence farm- :ing, they ask me why. That's a fair question. Here's the answer. I have a young daughter. She is approaching adolescence. All her life she has wanted pets: dogs cats, rabbits, etc. But she hasn't had them. The neighbors object- ed! She has girl chums. They are rabid movie-star worshippers E. J. Leysath Grocery & Market Phones 402-403 409% No,th Adams St. CAMDEN, ARKANSAS , ,,,, .i, i .' i t i i i' ' i i i ,i, --boy-crazy, clothes - conscious, pleasure-loving. Before she is adult I want her to experience real companionship, the companionship of living things. I want her to know the joy of God's wonderland, found in open spaces, the scent of clover, pure air, the melody of birds. I want my child to know the glory of God's creation before she suc- cumbs to the artificiality of urban culture. Most of my life I have been a white-collar man, working with pen, paper, books; reading, writ- ing, talking. Now I realize that! no man completes his life-educa: tion until he has had to toil long nd hard physically. To Put nine, ten, eleven or twelve hours of rough, sweaty, physical labor into some creative daily task; to be hot, dirty, dog-tired ravenous for the evening meal; to rest in the calm of a summer's evening after the day is done: that is to live. To be skilled with tools, to be adept in crises with animals, to be able to build and construct, to re' pair and mend, be it fence, harness or axe handle, is to round out character. I'll trade a Phi Beta Kappa key and a comfortable white-collar job if I can master the eccentricities of a wise mule with a sore neck, wield a pitch- fork with grace, and ease, make those streams of milk sing their metallic tune, vaccinate a couple of hundred turkeys or chickens, or handle with facility and, strength a team of spirited Percherons ahead of a mower or a plow. There are other reasons why I want to farm - for - a - living. I want independence and oppor- tunity for creative thinking; les- sened anxiety over material needs; the friendliness and "time-to-talk- itive: Tl In tt God. LIDE'S Camden's Leading Dept. Store SINCE 1890 WE CLOTHETHE FAMILY itiveness" of a subsistence farmer. There remains a greater reason. In the city man has little time for His mind is filled with ma- terial pursuits. He looks around,  he beholds the creation of his genius: the skyscraper, the stream-lined cars and trains, the huge printing press--everywhere, concrete evidence of mechanical and artistic geuius. He pronoun- ces his work good; his bosom swells with pride; he knows he is great. He forgets God because he sees only man's work, I don't want to forget God. I want to remember Him all day, every day. Compliments S. N. McMULLEN CAMDEN ICE CO. Camden, Arkansas Watches ,Diamonds Jewelry Stinson's Largest Gift Shop in South Arkansas Camden, Arkansas .... LOUIE LEVY 105 East Washington St. Phone 302 i Camden, Arkansas -k ,k Helena Crusdders Observe Catholic Press Month Helena. -- Members of t h e C.S.M.C., Sacred Heart Academy, Helena, Arkansas reserved a cor- ner of the secorld corridor in the Academy to display their collec- tion of reading matter, books, magazines and pamphlets. The display was attractive and interesting. The number of stu- dents visiting the corridor between classes attested to this. The pamphlet rack especially attracted attention with its motto. "Get the Pamphlet Habit." Another February mission ac- tivity of the Crusaders was to en- list St. Cyprian's School for the colored, into the canks of mission workers. The unit is called Bless- ed Martin de Porres Junior Unit,' and has been officially received at Crusade Castle. The regular mission meeting of the month proved very interesting. The members voted a nice sum of money to the repair fund of St. Cyprian's Church. The spiritual activities reported were t.he pray- ers for the dying and the continua- tion of the Living Rosary for Our Holy Father's intention. The members of the Round Table gave us the result of their long 2eriod of study. The mission country studied' was Oceania. Some of the reports were as fol- lows: Frank Clancy--General Outline of Catholic Missions in Oceania; Virgia Saia--Obvious needs of Missions in these Islands; Helen Burke:--Government and Customs of the People of Oceania; Helen Joseph  Heroes of the Missions; Rose Ann Brocato -- Mission Methods. Timely Eternals Rt. Rev. Msgr. Peter M. H. Wynhoven Editor-in-Chief Catholic Action of the South CHEATED CHILDREN A most repugnant exhibition of parental selfishness usually is displayed in the divorce courts when there are little children involved. How a man can stultify his manhood, and a woman her womanhood, to the extent of ruining the lives of their own flesh and blood by blighting the future of their innocent little ones, is beyond all understandingl Oh yes, you can think of some pitiful case where \\; the children were better off away from their father or mother, or both; but that does not change the argument. The fact still remains that either parent, or two of them, failed to measure up to standards that even animals maintain. What is at the bottom of here cite the answer of a govern- ment official who, in recent years, made an analysis of divorce cases ina certain Eastern city. After a three-year study, this United States investigator, scrutinizing reasons for divorce, came to the conclusion that *'iearly, all those who ask for divorce mean to mar- ry again, and have already chosen their new partners. I am con- vinced that actual or intended illicit love can be read between the lines of 99 per cent of the divorces in our country." Of course, this diagnosis does not always implicate both parties to an original marriage contract. Most of the time, it is one of them who trots out his or her incom- patibility grounds, or whatever cause is handy that the court will And where is there a better place than among His creation of living things: soil, crops, trees, wind, sky, water clouds. E.T. ractically every divorce? We accept; nevertheless, in plain lan- guage, the real reason for divorce, as a rule, is clandestine adultery. If t childless couple takes the infamous step of divorce, the re- sult is scandal to others and mis- ery to themselves, if not in this life, then, most assuredly, in the next. However, most of those faithless weaklings do not worry about this aspect. All they are concerned about is their pagan, immoral satisfaction and their fleshly lusts, which, as a rule, are not satiated for very long. But, when poor, innocent, de- fenseless children are dragged down by the ugly sin of their father or mother, that is sad; in fact, about the saddest and most shameful thing that can happen in this life. How any parents can l become so degraded is one of life's many mysteries. How they dare to move about in society, with head high, would be another insoluble question, except for the lament- SWANN SHOE SHOP 214 South Adams Camden Arkansas i THE STAR RECREATION PARLOR Camden Arkansas J. W. SCOTT FURNITURE CO. The Leading Furniture Store Since 1913 CAMDEN, " ARKANSAS J Shop At COPELAND'S DEPT. STORE 120 W. Washington St. Phone 45 CAMDEN, ARKANSAS Greetings From i DEPT. STORES Camden Rectory, Camden, Arkansas The neat residence shown here is the comfortable rectory on palish property immediately in back of St. Louis' Camden. able reason that acquaintances, and relatives seem to con- dastardly act, and abet :heir crass effrontery. Our Amer- ican public does not give them enough cold shoulder, nor does it shrink noticeably enough from their moral leprosy. "Well, why should they?" ask the broad-minded. "The children, when poor, are placed in orphan asylums, where they are well tak- en care of; and when they are from a nice home, the best boarding school that money can pay for is provided." In the first instance, the public is taxed' for the sin and selfishness of others; in both in- stances, the helpless little ones are cheated out of what every man cherishes as his dearest possession in life--a home and a mother's love and care. Every child has a God-given right to a home and mother love: Nd institution in the world can make up for this. It is pitiful enough when, through unprevent- able misfortune, a child is de- prived of this precious blessing; but, to be deliberately cheated out of it by his parents, is a warrant for a lifetime of bitterness. : How much havoc this grave in- justice, this cancerous evil, has played in the United States is proved by the fact that, f0t last 30 years, almost two half million children were legal orphans through Think of it! Two per cent American population, deprived by their own the unity of parental love blesings of a life in a home[ In our present civilization, we have all laws protectng wild life. birds' nests is a legal destroying children's horne aided and abetted by our inexcusable divorce laws. Where the traffic is blocked. Our Front is never locked. 52 years Service Cotton Belt And M. H. Schneider, Prop. 237-239-241 E. CAMDEN, ARK. BUTAIN GAS R. J. DODSON Phone 699 CAMDEN, ARKANSAS ,%,, Camden Arkansas SNOW HARDWARE (0., Inc. WHOLESALE and RETAIL Telephone No. 11 Camden, Arkansas EDGAR PRYOR, Inc. Your CHEVROLET' Dealer CAMDEN, ARKANSAS MALCO THEATRES, Inc. I Rialto - Strand, Ritz Theatres Austin Hicks , Manager CAMDEN, ARKANSAS