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$. \\; tecy thy  CJ v ,, Wallace's reply to Re- 2(; " '--" THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE DIOCESE OF LITTLE ROCK [ . % . e Dies, he might have out [esbVehascmment' way ofIt takingSeems Vo "  ' . LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS, APRIL I 0. 1942 00'h"r--Hope ', =ted t-or rolish Lahth e present controversy, the statement that "at i,/11 high officials of of Economic Warfare records." V i c e made this state- much more credible alwer which he gave. His about as puerile as any out of Washington Among other things, "the effect on our be less damaging, were on Hitler's pay childish reply had only to avoid the issue by Dies with Hitler. As a fact many announce- come department which hve morale of the people. the alleged gasolinc the East and recently supposed shortages have and then retract- did not deny the hies, nor evcn attempt ignored the point speaking at length and attempted to reputation of the the board, who pro- Mr. Wallace said man is on the board be- responsible work which London during the last Vice President then[ with this advice, "It is of all patriotic citi- the enemy within who hide under many most insidious of which This is exact- Dies has been trying administrsttion to do, to within our gates," responsible ton and in De- Attention has been situation many times. criticism not any stir up discord." If men are above re- not produce the evi- refute the claims of of Lew Ayres, the is interesting. He and are in bad with Mr. Q. Public, because objector to years ago Ayres was movie goers in "All Front." Now are unwilling benefit of the he has taken advant- classification Perfectly legitimate. been established to citizens whose con- to war. Lew Ayres' upon by a draft reviewed by the De- Justice and the office States Attorney the acceptance of was assigned to Camp Portland, Oregon. Hc an ax forty hours has to pay thirty- a month for this pri- Public recognizes the when a person Patriotic duty. How- not the first time that the white feather. of his marital at- that he married divorced her. Later Ginger Rogers and her. The movie no. Outcry about this. Violation of the moral a person who is is usually un- are common who have not the by their prom- icy made a mistake. how many peG- they have con- they are afraid. No are people who are ! about the matter of but no one ever scrupulosity would Hollywood. Draft to have a sense they deal with conscience has been Hollywood? What north. Very season will open throng the parks in action. It Le that millions ff In foot- they may bow Rockne or an they can argue with the best and never feel ey may call an tufa,', hu they integrity of who have never Sports' writ- gentry. They With the hero about the when the and the salary a compared with the munificent stipends. and Joe DiMaggio hitters in this agdnst pitchers, to use all the and in ball made to 9rder. The has been "pepped lea a golf ball. hit them benefit of asked no quar- none. There was example. Back the Cleveland 1 and led the on Page 8 i - ll" Hint of Permanent Holy See-U. S. Relations President O-F-JAPA00E-B--()MBs I-IN M00-LA Discusses Possibility Washington. -- Broad indi- cations of the possibility of permanent diplomatic relations between the Holy See and the United States were given here April 3 by President Roose- velt. Asked the direct question at one of his regular press con- ferences if he expected to have a permanent representative at the Holy See, the President said he could not tell. He add- ed that it is a question of trans- portation. The President said voluntar- ily that he understood the Holy See and China were discussing the exchange of diplomatic representatives. (A dispatch in the last week from Chungking, Capital of the Chinese Government, said that China had made a request to the Vatican for diplomatic relations. An official was quoted as saying that the request had been favor- ably received.) President Roosevelt also said that the Government of the United States had not communicated with the Vatican expressing anxiety over the proposal to exchange re- presentatives between the Holy See and Tokyo. The President was told that the British wireless had in recent days announced that Great Britain had called the attention of the Vatican i to the anxiety with which it >would I view the exchange of diplomatic l representatives between the Holy] See and Tokyo. He was asked if the United States had' made simi- ] lar representations. The Presiden' , said the United States had not. He indicated, too, that he did not know about the report of the Brit- ish representations. Discussion Club Sponsored by Confraternity of Christian Doctrine will meet at Good Counsel Hall April 16, at 8 o'clock under direction of Monsignor John B. Scheper, S. T. D. Clloose Catholic Top-Flight High School Speakers Moraga, Cal. (EL--The chapion orators, speakers, debaters and dramatists of California's Catholic High Schools were decided last week-end when St. Mary's College sponsored its Fifth Annual Speech Convention. One hundred and fifty-four con- testants from 16 Schools in eight cities participated. Contestants vied for honors in five events: Debating, original oratory, extem- pore speaking, oratorical declama- tion and dramatic declamation. After eight rounds of debating, St. Brigid's High School, San Francisco, was awarded the Broth- er Errninold Trophy for debating, and by virtue of its third debat- ing championship in this contest was perpetually awarded the tro- phy. The second place award, the Brother Agnon trophy, was award- ed to the team from Notre Dame  High School, San Francisco. Ca- thedral High School, Los Angeles, won the third place award. The individual trophies and awards were well scattered among the various schools. CATHOLIC RADIO PROGRAMS (All Programs on Central War Time nlythevllle KLCI. Sacred Heart Program, week days at 7:1[ a. m. Fort Smith KFPW, St. Scho]astica-SL Boniface Program alternating weekly every Thursday at 4:16 p. m. Helena KFFA, Sacred Heart Program, week- days at 7:30 a. m. Little Rock KARK, Sacred Heart Program, Mon,, Wed., Fri., at 6:15 a. m. KARK The Catholic Hour Program Sundays rebroadcast at 8:80 p. m. KLRA Ave Maria Hour, Sundays at 1O:0O p. m. /.n this picture, one of the first reaching the United States since the Japanese bombing of the Philip. lines, is shown the Dominican Church of Santo Domtngo. in Manila. as it went up in flames follow- tug the treacherous assault. The church pictured here was erected in 167 and is the fourth in succes- sion tO the original structure erected in 1588. Priceless books and records were destroyed in the fire. (N.C.W.C.) ((S Reports Enemies Seek to Embarrass Church Research Charge. Arms Seizure In On South ...... IBrazil-00nastenes L i t t 1 e R o c k. -- Constructive thought on the religious, social economic and educational aspects of the South was offered' at St. John's Home Missions Seminary here Tuesday by Executive Coun- cil members of the Catholic Com- mittee of the South, Diocesean Unit, at a meeting following a noon luncheon. Headed by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Jas. P. Gaffney, as general chair- man, and functioning at the di- rection of the Most Reverend Bishop, the Diocesan CCS in its five fields of activity, rural, edu- cation, racial relations, youth and labor management, seeks the bet- terment of the South along these lines. The executive council com- prises five priests, three laymen and three laywomen, all appointees of Bishop Morris. Preceding the meeting, the fol- By Msgr. Joquim Nabulco (Brazil Correspondent, N. C. W. C. News Service) Rio de Janeiro. (E).Deliberate attempts by enemies to embarrass the Catholic Church and the Gov- ernment of Brazil are seen in the latest circulation of false reports that police raids ttpon Catholic in- stitutions in this country have re- sulted in the seizure of war para- phernalia and quantities of Nazi propaganda. Some newspapers in Bahia and Parahyba printed reports that arms, munitions and Nazi propa- ganda had been discovered in Franciscan monasteries in those places. (Similar reports were widely disseminated in the secular press of the United States). The Vicar General of the Arch- diocese of Parahyba asked the po- lowing were guests of Monsignor lice to see for themselves that the Gaffney at luncheon: The Most.reports were unfounded, and to Rev. Albert L. Fletcher, D. D., l investigate particularly the mon- Auxil!ary Bishop of Litt .Rock;tastery of the Franciscan Fathers ne ver.y.. Jonn o. I connected with Rosario Church at eay, ,.ltue.rtocl; me trey. wm. I Joao Passoa. This convent was one . orasmemr, onesooro; the lot those singled out in the false Rev. Stephen F. Jackn , Slova.c;lreports of arms seizures. The po- ne ev: .tmoorneo,.merw,_.t- lice accepted the Vicar General's ue rtoc, vrs. v, argare 'mr- invitation, and were able to find head, Jonesboro; Mr. Leo Vac- nothing to substantiate the news- caro, Forrest City; and Mr. J. Bruce Streett, Camden. Reporting on the five fields of activity of the CCS were the fol- lowing chairmen: RuralMonsig- nor Gaffney; EducationMonsig- nor Healy; Racial Relations----Fa- ther Lafferty; Youth  Father Jacklin; and Labor Management-- Father Wm. E. Galvin. Monsignor Gaffney explained the function and organization of the Rural Unit, reviewing the problems and difficulties brought to light in the meeting of the Rural Committee which was held paper reports. The Most Rev. Moyses Coelho, Archbishop of Parahyba, with whom this correspondent confer- red, asked me to deny the news- paper reports involving the Cath- olic institutions as being absolutely false. Fret Hildebrando, a German- born Franciscan of Bahia, who founded and directs a social cen- ter and school regularly attended by some 6,b00 workmen, also told this correspondent that the report is absolutely false. The priest be- lieves that the false reports are deliberately calculated to discredit the work of his social center. Not only the Franciscans but other religious congregations in Brazil have numbers of German- : born religious in their monasteries. !But, they are all deeply Brazil- ian. Officials of the State Depart- ment and of other Government agencies say they have received no information regarding the seiz- ure of arms or Nazi propaganda in religious institutions Observers here point out that enemies of the Church and the Government of Brazil could serve their purposes by getting the German Religious into trouble. The whole matter has served to prove that the Franciscans har- bor no secrets in their monasteries, and that they will always be pleased to receive the police at their institutions. Reports disseminated in the United States spoke of raids by Brazilian police upon various cen- ters, and described them as a drive against Axis espionage ac- tivities. These reports mentioned the Franciscan monastery at Joao Pessoa as one of the places that yielded arms and Nazi propaganda. Only a few weeks before a widely- known radio commenator in this country told his audience that i Brazilian police had discovered a! large supply of arms secreted in  a Franciscan monastery in that: country. Investigation both in Brazil and in the United States! revealed nothing to substantiate: this charge. The rec,ord' of police actions in Brazil directed against subversive activities reported no ,ch raid. Misery of Those Under Nazi Heel Intolerable By Msgr. Zygmunt Kaezynskl (Written for N. C. W. C. News Service) The wounds of the Church in Poland are indescribably terrible. However, if there is any grain of solace amid Polish Catholics' suf- fering and any ray of hope for better days with the relatively near future, it must be said they are to be found in Russia. The oppression, hardships and disabilities endured by the Poles at the hands of the Soviets have been too great to permit of any great rejoicing over what may be regarded as a somewhat improved condition of Poles in Russia since the signing of the Polish-Soviet pact. A staggering amount of changes must yet be made before Polish Catholics enjoy real religious liberty under the Russians. Nevertheless, the situation of Polish Catholics under the Nazis is infinitely worse at this writing. Dioceses have been liquidated, priests murdered, arrested and deported by the thousands, and the civilian population  has been Knights To Institute Council Sunday on March 24, and the solutions suggested by members of the com- mittee. The Education report was con- cerned with the training of teach- ers and various other parochial school problems. The well estab- lished parochial school system will facilitate the work of the com- mittee, reported Monsignor Healy. Of especial interest is the found- ing of a Summer School of the South, to enable teachers to secure advanced training in the educa- tional field. Father Lafferty's remarks on Racial Relations elicited general discussions from the assembly, and were indicative of intensive study and research in that field. Citing several poignant incidents which had been brought to his at- tention, Father Lafferty concluded his report with: "This one positive recommendation I can make is for the Catholic Negro school; it, alone, Pine Bluff.--Our Lady of Vic- tory Council, Knights of Columbus will be instituted at Blytheville, Ark., on Sunday, April 12, with a large class of Charter Members, i it was announced by State Deputy I Albert C. Ernst, today. I Complete program has been con- ] cluded and the organization com-i mittee working under the State i Deputy, assisted by the District Deputy of the Third Arkansas District, Mr. Robert L. Wrape of Paragould, released the following program for the council's fnstitu- tion: 8 am. Attend Mass in a body and receive Holy ommunion. 10 a. m. First Degree Exempli- fication, followed by Second and Third Degrees. 3 p.m. Institution and open- ing of Our Lady of Victory Coun- cil, by State Deputy, assisted by District Deputy. This meeting to include election of Council of- ficers to be followed by instal- lation ceremonies. Election of delegate to attend State Conven- tion at Helena on April 26-27, with newly elected Grand Knight, will also be held at this meeting. 6:30 p. m. Banquet for all members and their ladies and guests at Hotel Noble. The new council will be com- posed of members from Osceola, Huffman, Manila and' Blytheville. Much interest has been display- ed by the new members-elect and the State Deputy and District Dep- i uty and the members of Our Lady of Victory Council's organization committee, extend through these columns of The Guardian, an invi- tation to all Knights of Colum- bus Jn the Arkansas Jurisdiction and nearby cities, to be present for the full program. The Rev. James E. O'Connell, State Chaplain, and visitors from Archbishop Stritch Council at Memphis and other State officers are expected to attend. Texarkana Knights Send Check For Picture Service Guardian Office.--Council No. 2650 Knights of Columbus at Tex- arkana sent The Guardian a check for $17.00 this week as payment of their share of the picture serv- ice used each week in The Guard- ian. The cost of this service is the amount of the gift of Arkansas' nine councils to The Guardian. In acknowledging this gesture from the Texarkana Council, The Guardian again expresses grate- fu]ness to Columbianism. Bishop O'Brien, Friend of Arkansas Missions, Heads Extension 17or Fourth 5-Year Term Chicago. O}.--The Most Rev. Samuel A. Stritch, Archbishop of Chicago and Chancellor of the Catholic Church Extension Society, has just received word from the Sacred Consistorial Congregation of Rome, through the Apostolic Delegation in Washington that the Most Rev. William D. O'Brien, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, has been confirmed in the office of President of the Society for an. other term of five years. Inasmuch as the Extension So- 'ciety is a Pontifical Institution, the office of President is reserved to the Holy See and the selection Bishop O'Brlen is the fourth term of five years as President of the Extension So- ciety to which Bishop O'Brien has been appointed by the Holy See. Started by Bishop Kelley Under the patronage of the late Archbishop Edward Quigley of Chicago, the Rev. Francis C. Kelly, pastor of Lapeer, Mich., started the Extension Society on October 18, 1905. The first year of the Society was taken up with the business of organization and early in the year of 1907 Father Kelley was transferred to the Archdiocese of Chicago, with the headquar- ters of the new Extension Society will do more than anything else to benefit the colored' children, of the President is made only and they, by their example and I every five years. After his selec- conduct, will have a most favor- I tion by the Holy See and his elec- able reactmn on their parents" tion b oard o o " .. . . I y the B f G vernors .s a ream 'or questionnaries [ of the Extension Society, the Presi- sent to high school students, re-]dent serves for a period of five cent graduates, and professional l years and until his successor is men and women, Father Jacklin I again nominated by the Holy See See CCS on Page 8 [and elected by the Board. This therein, so that from this great center the work of the missions might have a better chance of pro- gressive growth. In the first few months of the Society in Chicago Father Kelley selected as his as- sistants the Rev. Emmanuel B. Ledvina. a Driest of the Diocese of See EXTENSION on Page 5 deprived entirely of the consola- tions of religion. Were the prospect for the fu- ture to be based on the current status of Polish Catholics in Rus- sia, it could be said that in Rus- sia the Church is rising from the catacombs, while in Germany it is descending into the catacombs. Extended Wide Faculties On the eve of my departure from England for the United States, I received from the Most Rev. Joseph Gawlina, Field Bish- op of the Polish Armed Forces, a Monsignor Kaczynski, a Colo- nel in the Polish Army, is Dean of the Polish Army Chaplains, a member of the Polish Na- tional Council, and Chaplain to the President of Poland. Before the war, Monsignor Kaczynski was a Canon of the Cathedral in Warsaw and Director of KAP, Polish Catholic news agency, which functioned under the direction of the Polish Hier- archy. Wounded in the course of the Battle of Warsaw, he es- caped from Poland in March, 1940, to Rome. From there he went to Paris, where he was } appoined chaplain to the Presi- dentof the Republic of Poland and Director of the Ecclesiasti- cal Affairs fox- the Polish Gov- ernment in Exile. He is visiting the United States with General Wladyslaw Sikorski, P r i m e Minister of Poland. cable from Cairo, in which His Excellency notified me that he landed safely there from England and would prbceed shortly to So- viet Russia. Bishop Gawlina ad- vised that the Holy Father has extended to him exceedingly wide ecclesiastical and pastoral facul- ties to aid him in meeting the most important problems con- nected with his apostolic mission there. At present, only 52 priests en- joy freedom in Soviet Russia, and they are all army chaplains, al- though they are permitted to min- ister spiritually to the civilian population of Poland deported' in- to the USSR in the course of the occupation of Polish territory in the period September, 1939, to June 22, 1941. The number of Polish citizens thus in the USSR is about 2,000,000, of whom, 300,- 000 are officers and soldiers. Not all Polish priests have been freed. According to the list pre- See POLE.S on Page 8 OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT Excellency, the Most Reverend Auxiliary Bishop will administer the Sacrament of Oonflrmation on the following dates: April 12 at 10 a. m. at St. Mary's Church, Helen; and a.t 2:30 p. m. at St. Cyprian's Church, Helena. April 19 at Fort Smith. At Im- maculate Conception Church at 11 a. m. for Immacttinte Co. ception and Missions and St. Edward's Hospital; at St. Boni- face Churcl at 2:30 p. m. for St. Boniface, and St. Scholastics Academy; at Christ, K!nl Church at 7:30 p. m. April 26 at 10 a. m. at St. Benedict's Abbey Church, Su- biaco: and at 2:90 p. m. at SS. Peter and Paul Church, Morrison Bluff. May 3 at 10 a m. at St. Ig- natins Church, Scranton, for Scranton and Prairie View; and at St. Schola Church, Shoal Creek, at 2:0 p. m. May I0 at Searcy for Searey and Bald Knob. May I at St. JosepWs Church, Pine Bluff, for Pine Bluff and missions. May 24, Pentecost Sunday, at St. Andrcw's Cathedral for No. Little Rock, Carlisle and Hazen.