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PAGE TWO Kenneth E. Cook, Scout Executive, To Visit Little Rock, Speak At Luncheon Little Rock.--Kenneth E. Cook, Assistant to the Director of the Division of Operations, Boy Scouts of America, will visit Little Rock, and the Quapaw Council next Monday and Tuesday, March 29, and 30, in the interest of the Catholic Scout Program• Mr. Cook, born in Canada, and a naturalized citizen of the United States, started his career in Scouting as a Scoutmaster at Oak Park, Ill., in 1936. After working over Illinois he was employed in social work in Montreal, and then ac- KENNETH E. COOK : Assistant to the NaUonal Director of Operations, Boy Scouts of Amer!c. Martin Buergler Leads Subiaco Honor Roll Subiaco.---Martin Buergler, oI] of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Buergld/',: Fort Smith, lead the roll of honor released Monday by the Ray. Clement Schmidt at Subiaco Academy, for the fourth of Six periods. Martin and his brother Herman have frequently led the roll during the past three or four years. Herman, now in the col- lege-seminary division, leads a roll of four for that department. There are forty-seven listed on the current academy roll, ten less than for the last period. Buegler has a stury average of 97,50 out of a possible I00, and HenryDe- Salvo, of Center Ridge, runner- up, is a close second with 96.38. Others on the roll, in the order of their listing, are the following: Joe Abraham, All Morsani; Tony Eckart, Leonard Wiese0 Matt Post, Urban Terbieten, WIn. Siebenmor- gen, John Fox, Leo Wiederkehr, John Wiederkehr, Gilbert Leasing, WIn. Naegle, WIn. Toland, Otto Schroeder, Lawrence Geels, Wm. "Geels, Joseph Paladino, Joe Sie- benmorgen/Frank Dumboski, Har- old Wardein, Thomas Wardein, cepted social work in Buffalo, N.Y. Mr. Cook is well qualified for his work in Scouting, having had a Master's Degree in education from Notre Dame University, and a special course in Boy Guidance. He has had ten years experience as a camp director, and was presi- dent of the Student Foreign Mis- sions, and President of the Holy Name Society when in college. !Mr. Cook will be the principal speaker at a luncheon to be held :at the Marion Hotel Monday noon. HiS Excellency, the Most Reverend Auxiliary will be in attendance, :aswfll the clergy and Catholic lay- leaders of the city. This meeting has been called by the Rev. Thos. J. Prendergast, Diocesan Scout Chaplain. z The following laymen have ac- cepted the invitation in their of- ficial capacity: Baeder F. Busby, :lay Diocesan Chairman, Harry Elliott, Commissioner, Clave Hod- gee/District Commissioner, Pu- laski County, and Ed Wright, Chairman of Advancement Com- mittee. All four men are mem- bei of the executive board of Quapaw Council. i Mr. Wright Lewis, Scout Mas- ter of St. Andrew's Troop, and Mr. Joe Spinnenweber, who is Scout Master of St. Edward's Troop, J. B. Dobbs, Scout Executive, and James Winn, President of Quapaw Council, will also attend. Mr. Dobbs, Mr. Busby, and Fath- er Prendergast will drive to Stutt- gart with Mr. Cook on Tuesday, to confer with the Ret¢. James G. Evans, pastor of the Holy Rosary Church, and the Rev. Stephen F. Jacklin, pastor of SS. Cyril and Methodius Church at Slovactown in the interest of scouting. Dillard, Gilbert Schneider, Art Bornhoft, Jerry Smith, Herman Schlaf, Robert Byrne, J. C. Whit- taker, Joe Turk, John Hum, Mark Weedman, Martin Lynn, Paul Pfeiffer, James McManus, Ken-: neth Turner, Carl Lueken, Roy Hankins, Ralph Sacra, Blakely Phillips, Judius Burnside, Ralph :Oliver, Don Shirley, Ed Herlein. The college roll lists H. J. Buergier, Joe Schreiber, Jack Borengasser, and Charles S. Wai- ters. LEGION OF DECENCY A moral estimate of current entertainment feature motion pictures prepared under the direction of the New York Archdiocese Council of the Legion of Decency with the eo-operalion of the Motion Picture Department of the International Fed- eration uf Catholic Alumnae. REVIEWED THIS WEEK Forever and a Day Power of the Press Immortal Sergeant, The ' Two Fisted Justice CLASS A--Section i--Unobjectionable for General Patronage PREVIOUSLY REVIEWED American Empire Junior Army Andy Hardy's Double Life Keep 'Em Slugging Army Surgeon Kid Rides Again, The Black Raven, The Lw of the Northwest Black Rider of Robin Hood Land of Hunted Men Rtnch Blocked Trail, The Border PaCrol Cinderella Swings It Chancy St• Boys Commandos Strike at Dawn, The Desperadoes, The Enemy Agent Eternal Gift, The Fighting Buckaroo Fall In Gentleman Jim George Washington Slept Here Let's Have Fun London Blackout Murders Lone Rider Rides On, The Lone 'Star Trail, The Ma, He's Making Eyes at Me Mad Man of Europe Military Academy Mrs. Miniver Monastery Mysterious Dotor. The Night Plane from Chung. king ' Night to Rememer, A Glory of Faith, The One Dngerous Night _Chost and The Guest. The One of Our Aircraft Is Great Gildersleeve• The Missing ' Hoppy Serves A Writ Overland Stage Coach Henry Aldrich Gets Pardon My Gun Glamour Perpetual Sacrifice, The Hi, Buddy Phantom Plainsmen Queen of Destiny (formerly entitled "Sixty Glorious Years") Reville with Beverly Ridln' Down the Canyon Saludos Amigos' Secrets of the Under- . ground Seven Days Leave Sherlock Holmes in Washington Silver Skates Stage Coach Buckaroo Stranger in Town Sued for Libel Sundown Kid Tarzsn Triumpils Tennessee Johnson Texas to Bataan Trail Riders U.-Boat 29 Underground Agent War Against Mrs. Hadley. The Wihl Horse Rustlers Western Cyclone When Johnny Comes Hidden Gold Pride of the Blue Grass Marching Home Human Comedy, The (forTneriy entitled "Gantry Ice-Capades the Great") World at War It Ain't Hay Pride of the Yankees, The Yanks Are Coming, The CLASS A--Section II--Un0hiectionable for Adults REVIEWED THIS WEEK Crystal Ball, The Margin for Error Silent Witness Dawn on the Great Divide Powers Girl They Got Me Covered' , PREVIOUSLY REVIEWED Ape Man, The After Midnight with Boston Blackies Beyond the Blue Hoson Black Swan. The Bombs Over Burma Busses Roar Casablanca Charlie Chan in the City in Darkness City Without Men Corregidor Coast Guard Conquest Criminal Investigator Dead Men Walk Destination Unknown Dr•Gillespie's New As- sistant Falcon Strikes Back. The Fralkenstein Meets the Wolf-Man :Full Confession Girls Town Gorilla Man Iello, Frisco, Hello Hit Parade of 1948 Rhythm Parade :Almost Married .'k Man and His Wife ;Arabian Nights • edtime Story :'Cbiu in The Sky Dr. Renault's Seerat .Escort Girl 'Fllght for Freedom ,40,000 Horsemen Gone with the Wind t]Happy Go Lucky Hard Wa7, The Heart af Farls Hitler's Children I Walked With'A Zombie Isle of Forgotten Sins (now "Prisoner of Ja- "pan") Isle of Missing Men ournoy for Margaret Jungle Siren Lady Fro Chungking Ladies Day Lone Wo12 Strikes, The Lure of the Islands Prison Girls (also entitled "Gallant Lady") Prisoner of Japan (formerly "Isle of For- gotten Sins") Queen of Broadway Quiet Please. Murder Ravaged Earth Reunion Rio Road to Morocco Secrets of a Co-ed Major and the Minor, The Secret Enemies Man of Corage Seven Miles From Aleatras Manila Calling Shadow of a Doubt McGuerinS From Brook- Slightly Dangerous lyn. The Stand By for Action Meanest Man in the World Taxi Mister Men Without Souls Midnight Moonlight Masquerade Nightmare Now, Voyager Outsider, The Over My Dead Body Payoff. The Pittsburgh This Land is Mine To Be or Not to Be Today I Hang Undying Monster, The Voice in the Night, The X Marks the Spot Yank in Libya. A Young Mr. Pitt You Were Never Lovelier CLASS B---Objectionable In Part REVIEWED THIS WEEK Three Hearts for SulhL PREVIOUSLY REVIEWED I Married a Witch Our Wife 1'11 Sell My Lifo llm Beach Story, The In This Our Life Sin Town Keeper of the Flame Somewhere Iq1ind Yu Kisses for Breakfast Star Spangled Rhythm Kllou Sunset Murder Case ManJo 5ekJ the Truth That Uncertain FeeIing Moofi and Sixpence, Tha This Thing Called Lena MuJer de Dadie, ]ha Three Girls About Town Mummy's Tomb, The Time in the Sun My Hmr Belongs to Traitor Within, The Dgddy Virgin Bride, The , Once Upon  Honeymoon White CarRo THE GUARDIAN, MARCH 26,. 1943 WHEN BISHOPS' RELIEF ARRIVED00IN CHINA This is what happened in a village in Anhwei Province, China, when word was announced that the missionaries had received a shipment of rice for general distribution to the famished population. Funds supplied by the Bishops' War Emergency and Relief Committee collection last year paid for the food. Note the dishes being held up by the natives for rice portions for their families. Victims of the war in various countries will benefit by the annual collection which has been scheduled in most dioceses this year for Sunday, April 4. (N.C.W.C.)  . c00.th • ohc U.S. War A Judgment Prisoners Have Declares Msgr: [ OBITUARY Firm Faith Sheen On Radm David A. Botto Vatican City. (E)--Catholic sold- iers, who constitute approximately 35 per cent of all the United States troops held in prison-of-war camps in Italy, have created an excellent impression 'on the chaplains and camp officials by the regular and devoted p]cactice of their religion, it is indicated by reports received / here. The Vatican Information Office for War Prisoners has established and is maintaining the closest pos- sible contact with American pri- soners during their transitory stay in Italy. Chaplains and repre- sentatives of the Vatican office visit the camps, talk with the men individually, and offer every pos- sible assistance and encourage- ment. TheyLreport that the Ameri- cans are in, ins spirits, well cared for and generally well satisfied• Mass is said' in the camps every morning and the Rosary is recit- ed every evening. The devotions are well attended and Holy Com- munion is received frequently by the men. From November to March 1, a lotal of 221 American prisoners were li5ted as being in Italian prisoner-of-war camps. During the first week of March 284 more were added to this list, and 108 were later hospitalized. All mcssagcs from wounded American soldiers passing through the Vatican Information Office gives assurance of kind treatment New York. (E)-- The present world war is a Judgment of God and is to time what hell is to eternity, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Ful- ton J. Sheen, of the Catholic Uni- versity of America, declared in an tddress delivered last night over the "Catholic Hour" radio pro- gram. The address was the twelfth in a series of 17 on the general theme "The'Crisis in Christendom." The Catholic Hour, carried over a net- work of the National Broadcasting Company from Station WEAF here, is produced by the National Council of Catholic Men. "It is the God of Justice Who needs to be preached today," Mon- signor Sheen said. "Modern man's dictums'Religion has nothing to give men'--has been too long un- answered. Now let the answer be given: Certainly, it can give you nothing; but it can take away something--it can take away your diabolical pride, your self-suf-: ficieney, and :thus" make room for morality and peace• "Discounting all political and economic considerations as sec- ondary let us look on this war solely from the point of view of Divine Justice. "We commonly speak of this war as a Crisis. Now our English word crisis is taken from a Greek word which means judgment; and that is just what this war is--a judgment of God. "History, like individuals, has its particular Bnd general judg- ments. Parffcular judgments come at various moments in a na- tion's history, when it works out the full moral qonsequences of its Fort Smith. -- Funeral services were held at Immaculate Concep- tion Church, Fort Smith, on Wed- nesday for Mr. David A. Botto, 77 years of age, a well known mem- ber of the parish. ! Mr. Botto died early Monday morning, following an illness of ten days. Besides being a mem- ber of the Immaculate Conception Church, Mr. Botto was a member of the Catholic Knights of Ameri- ca, and a retired employee of the post office. Mr. Botto had lived in Fort Smith for 63 years, and had been employed for 43 years in the post office. The Rev. Paul Desmond was in charge of the funeral, and the rosary service which was held Tuesday evening at the Putman Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Botto is survived by two sisters, Miss Rose Botto, and Miss Emma •Botto, both of Fort Smith. Mrs. Louis C. Spieler Subiaco.--Funeral services were held at Subiaco Wednesday, March 17, for Mrs. Louis C. Spiel- er, formerly of Spielerville, widow of the founder of this little village, which once was the post office ad- dress for Subiaco and surrounding territory• Mrs. Spieler died un- expectedly on Saturday, March 13, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. L. Selig, in Stuttgart, with whom she had been living. The body was sent to Subiaco for burial, and lay in state at the old Spieler resi- dence a landmark in the region, through Tuesday and until the funeral hour at 9:30 Wednesday. The Ray. Anthony Schroeder Catholic U. Stresses Latin American Lit. Washington. (IC)-- In line with the Government's policy of en- couraging a closet" tie between the educational institutions of Latin American nations and the United States, emphasis is being placed at the Catholic University of merica on the preparation of translations of the literature of the southern republic for ultimate use in the Catholic high schools of the nation, the Rt. Ray. Msgr. Patrick J. McCormick, Active Rector dis- flosed. A corollary move is a series of /isits to the Catholic University of America of Latin America edu- cators for addresses, and the ex- tension of courtesies to visit stu- dents from South America who are being brought to the United States under the auspices of the State Department, the U. S. Office of Education and the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American af- fairs. The more ambitious program now engaged in by Catholic Uni- versity educators involves several projects designed to bring to the attention of students in prepara- tory institutions authentic repro- ductions of Latin American litera- ture. This work is under the gen- eral supervision of Dr. J. Deferrari, Secretary General of the Univer- sity. Dr. Alessandro Crisafulli, of the department of Romance Lan- guages and' Sister Mary Theresa Brentano, O.S•B., are assisting. Of the four volumes in preparation, the one entitled "American Pro- files" is about completed. Included in this research in the literature of the southern repub- lic will be the compilation of an anthology of English translations of Latin-American writings to be supplementary reading material used as a survey course in col- leges or for general reading, with supplementary reading material from authors of the other Ameri- cas for use in the elementary school• Among the Latin-America edu- cators who recently visited the University was Dr. Rafael Garcia Granados, professor of history of the National University of Mexi- co, who addressed the members of the Institute of Ibero-American Studies on "Mexican Feather- work." The past week the under- graduate students of the Univer- sity welcomed Mauricio Amilcar Lopez and Luis Bruno Campoy Gianza, two students from the Na- tional University de Cuyo, of Men- doza, Argentina, who are among the group of Latin-American stu- dents who are touring American educational institutions as guests of the government. Saner Lopez and Saner Gianza were greeted in Spanish on behalf of the student body by Luis A. Salazor-Tobar, an Ecuadoran student in the School of Engineers• New Members Of National Honor Society Announced Little Rock,--Mt. St. Mary's Academy announces the election of eigtt new members and two probationary members to the Mt St. Mary's Chapter of the National Honor Society. The new members are: Helen and' favorable progress• The names of all United States oldiers held prisoner in Italy are cabled to America immediately !upon becoming available• Summer Catholic Action School In 5 Cities In 1934 decisions and its philosophy of life• The General Judgment will be at the end of time when Our Lord shall come to judge all the nations of the world. "We are presently living in a moment of particular judgment• In other words, our present world crisis is a judgment of God on our era and our times• "But what is meant by the Judg- ment of God? We mean by it a "verdi'ct of history." It is a time when the full consequences of our pastor, officiated at the burial Ratter, Tllie Mac Lewis, Ruth with Jacobs-Dever Funeral Home Rauch, seniors; Arminta Nichols Paris, in charge. Burial was in Ann Webber, Dorothy Breyel, the Saint Benedict's parish came- Mary Biltz and Dorothy Gaines tery. Parish organizations, par- juniors. ticularly the Mothers' Society and The election, held at a recen' and the Catholic Knights of Amer- meeting of the faculty, also named ica, rendered last respects to a Helen Louise McCulloch and Mar- pioneer and respected member of garet Kaufman, juniors, as pro- the parish. Funeral was among bationary members. the largest remembered here. Scores marked on the scholar- Surviving relatives include four ship, leadership, character and daughters: Mrs. Celia Snyder, service of the girls decided their Brooklyn, N. Y., Mrs. Selig of election as National Honor Soc- Mrs. Joe Beck To Head Club Hospitality Little Rock.--Mrs. Joe serve as chairman of the Hospitality Committee of the NCCS Club at 1i2 East on Sunday, Marct 28th. Assisting Mrs. Beck on her' mittee will be the following Mrs. A. Alexander, Mrs. Frazier, Mrs. A. A. Oberle, J. L. Oberlc, Mrs. Henry Mrs. W. H. Browning, Mrs. Hoban, Mrs. Gee. Porbeck, Anna Mac Booth, Mrs. Ben Mrs. W. S. Allen, Mrs. Ge0. beck and Mrs. Thelma Through the generosity of ladies a Communion be served at the Club at o'clock and a refreshment will be held at 4:00 in thai noon. During the hour entertainment will nished by talented armed service• Film, Radio, In Bishop's War Relief Appeal Washington. (IC)--Pr tion picture and radio participate in two network broadcasts calling .Oi, tion to the annual Bishop'y" Emergency and Relief Colle. scheduled in most Dioceses.Cab • 4,12 country for Sunday, ADri *i30 An appeal for increased ek' buhons this year will be rna. the Rt. Ray. Msgr Ful; 9 . • I/? c Sheen, of the Catholic "s sity of America, through€ ( scribed recordings to be -:0 cast next week from 102 e u r( studios from coast to coast. I*ll A half-hour radio dramSjtc: Greatest of These," to be ..:, 1: , cast over the Blue Networz$m: Hollywood, Sunday, March th: 2:30 p.m., EWT, featuring C tc screen arid radio talent, will.l- the form of a report to theRdv by the Bishop's Relief Coras Leading roles will be pr0 ar by Pedro de Cordoba, a C rector, Una O'Connor, Gargan and Jane Wyatt. 4b! gram, written by Courten yli age, will present human-t skits with settings in China, Greece and other e0.tp where distributies by the Bl ii er homeless The N.B.C., network wll sent a 15 minute program]][ , evening, April 2, at 10:30  EWT. This will feature ra]| tors Don McNeill, of thei fast Club program; Virginis: of Ma Perkins fame; Genf and Betty Lou Gerson. .B tions are under way for otl.t grams on the Columbia sP[k .... tual networks as well as f°l* , announcements by ind eP]t" radio statitms throughout the. y try. The collection on day, April 4, will be take der direction of the lief Committee, lates who form the Board of the National Welfare Conference, manship of the Most Ray. MooneY, Archbishop of Other members of are the Most Rev. Stritch, Archbishop of the Most Ray. Francis J. Archbishop of New Most Ray. John T. O.P., Archbishop of C the Most Ray. Joseph F. Archbishop of New Most Rev. John J. MittY, bishop of San Francisco; th! Ray. John F. Nell, Bishop : Wayne; the Most Rev. John. Gannon, Bishop of Erie; ttl Ray. Karl J. Alter, BishOP' lade, and the Most RaY, Puffy, Bishop of Buffalo. Fentress St. Louis. (E)--With the accept- once of an invitation to go to San Antonio, July 26 to 31, the Sum- mer "School of Catholic Action, touring enterprise sponsored by the Queen's Work here, national Sodality central office, has brought its total of sessions to five for its 1943 season. The others will be at Loyola College, Montreal, June 28 to July 3; Morrison Hotel, Chi- cage, July 5 to 10; William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, July 12 to 17, nd Fordham University, New York, August 16 to 21. The San Antonio invitation was proffered through the Rev. A. F. Drozd, Archdiocesan Moderatar of Catholic Action, it was announced by the Rev.,' Daniel A. Lord, S.J, dean of the enterprise. Now in its thirteenth year, the general theme, this season, will revolve around principles of Catholic social or- der, with particular stress on post- war problems. : : : Wed. or Fri. Asked For Meatless Day In Lent By Council New York. (E)--The New York City Council has unanimously adopted a resolution requesting Mayor F. H. LaGuardia to change the observance of the city's meat- less day from Tuesday to Wed- nesday or Friday of each week. The purpose of the request, in- troduced by Councilman Hugh Quinn of Queens, is to make it un- necessary for New York Catholics to go without me,it three days a ' week during Lent. The resolution introduced by Mr. Quinn declared: "It is ob- viously an imposition on the peo- ple of the Catholic faith in living up to the tenants of their religion to abstain from flesh meat on Wednesday and Friday of each week and also, in compliance with the edict of the Mayor, to abstain from flesh meat on Tuesday of each week. way of life become evident. The Stuttgart, Mrs. Estella Dexheimer, iety members. Probationers will !t Judgment of God definitely does Poughkeepsie, N. Y., and Mrs. W. • . ' ........ be voted to full membership at the  .................................. !l | not mean that God is outside his- d auer _ams one son, lOUlS Fall elections if "h- " " :;'*' ................................................................. :::::::::;" • . .  ey nave gven :!:!:::::::::!i::::i:ii:i::iii::::iii:."l! E Spmler, St Lores, Mo, also ewdenc tory as a mighty Potentate Who • • ." ' e of the necessary -ualifi- i::iiiii!: occasionally to remind subjects five grandchildren and one great cations for membership  " ' .' of His power, smites them for His grandson. ' Other members, -'previously i':. good pleasure• Neither does it Mrs. Spieler, aged 79, was a elected to membership in Mr. St. /i chatter member of Saint Bane Mat ""  ''. - "3's Chapter of the National : mean that this war is a divinely diet's Church and of varmus soc- Honor Society --- ............. :lli sent visitation or punishment, ex- . . . . _ _ ,, win,  L. ,.  .... mtms of the potash Her husvano, school ...... trinsic and unrelated to our ex- • " are: Elizabeth Cassinelli,  .....  : istence, ass spanking tea child the late Louis C. Spieler and the president; Mildred' Harrison, vice- , E.t, ,i who stole the jam--for a spanking latters, brother, Emil' Sl!eler, president; Madeline Pierpaoli, :;it'!l: ' Ifounoea uiaco and esaonsnea secretar-" Rita Gerke Emil-S ......................... ,t,, does not necessarily follow the one. of the fast post offices, m .th's bold, Mary Arhne Powell, Rose  f°r "Fn:iRr stealing. ., . • • • ,I, . , a -- cated exclusively for Fuaer" ,' "The Judgment of God means regmn. The large wo-smry Marie Bernardi and Elaine Stand, PHONE 6178 J" that the Transcendent God is in- Spiemr resioence was a mecca o ridg ........... -ARt: side History by His Laws, far more ICatholic travelers, standing as it -Y- ' m,, intimately than an inventor is in dd bemde the Old Mlhtary Road, • .  _ _ .  ' then the mail and hack route from, '-'------ -----" T his machine, or an artist in his tFort Smith to Ltttle Roe . [il r t _ _ I i painting. God has implanted' cer- " " k  " .... ¼ain laws in the universe by which / , . ='i: _ ',__...) II Bone Dry " things attain their proper ,or,eo_I[0000,.00COIAT00I/II00 R - M k tion. These laws are principally of two kinds; natural laws and oofing Sheet etal Work morallaws. What we call the na- J H nib ok astronomy and the laws of physics   Phone J and the laws of biology, are in * : reality so many reflections of the l'J/x'll I ........ Eternal Reason of God. God made ICOUT   [ i L_% t things to act in a certain way. In this sense the °ok is a judgment/[ t  on the acorn; the harvest is the judgment on the seed that wa§ sown. " ] Little Rock.The weekly meet- "But God did not make man like ling of Troop 11 was held Thurs- • 11 | • 1 the sun which can only rise and day, March. 18, at St. Andrew's r r, ome for t.lerav set. Having made men free He Parish Hall.  / gave him a higher law than the natural law namely, the moral law.. Fire must obey the natural law of its nature, but man merely ought to obey the moral law. His freedom gives him the license to rebel." "The whole  world stands un- der doom, because we are all guilty before GOd. Not all equally guilty, thank God, but guilty in varying degrees. We have not de- nied God as does Communism, nor have we et up false gods as does Nazism or Japanese Imper- The meeting was opened with prayer, and the pledge of alleg- iance to the flag. After the busi- ness meeting, the scouts drilled, exercised, and were examined on merit badges. The meeting closed in prayer. ialism. But we have "ignoredGod, or treated Him as a benignant power whose sole function it is to bless our plans, to sugarcoat our idealism, and to lend :a tone of respectability to a culture that is secularistic and man-centered.