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Page Eight This is a little like defending the love a woman feels for her mother or for bet children---*he special, deep, definite .love that marks them apart for her from all the ether sons and mothers in the world Eve~ when all the reasons .-,re in, there "is some- thing---there is everything! still to prove. We don't:-have to prove moth- er-love, we know it. And so may we come to know that higher love, the love of God. and the knowledge that some day His kingdom is ~o come. But how convey it? For the utter unbeliever, here are three simple questions. The first: What human life stands supreme, wlehout challenge, as the most impor- tan~ we know--Buddha? Confucius? Why, even these great oriental proph- ets had no such pressing, personal THE GUARDIAN, APRIL 23, 1927 The Guardian' Shopping Gu the charkable and the merciful. That equity and logic might not save us, bu~ that when we became as little children, then indeed our groping hands should find our Father, and we "should not taste death forever." And third and last question: Are these absurdities true? Has it been to lies that the broken, hungry, seek- ing soul of man has been clinging, for two thousand years, or do we indeed love most the gentle, ~he char- itable hearts we know? Do brute force and hate and revenge awaken the best in us, or do we all seek love --love--more love, and admit, in ev- ery hour of our lives, that love does fulfill the law? Do we not still pass by the logical, the brilliant, the statis- tical and unhappy in.tellectuals, and cho~se to find our friends among the simple and the good? message for ,their believers, ~s have, Stop trying to create God, you don't the wordd of Jesus Christ, now, today, ~ know Him. Stop trying to fit Him everywhere, for everyone of us. ,into petty scientific laws that won't last out this generation. His King- dom is the only real Kingdom--that of the undeceived heart. Learn through your heart of H~m, rather than demand that He shall learn hrough your brain, of you. In silence and humility and solitude listen for that unfailing Voice. Seek and ye shall find! Knock and it shall be opened un~o you! Ask and ye shall What is the secret of this manual laborer, who lived for but three ob- scure years of teacl~ng, in a small, far distan~t village, whose friends were peasants, who died a criminal's death, two thousand years ago? What did He say? Why, He said strange and puzzling things. That prido and bloodshed were weak things after all, ~hat the gift of peace was f, or the humble and receive! FRENCH PRIEST WINS ] In the case in question the pastor RIGHT TO DISCHARGE [had discharged the bell-ringer, whose CHURCH BELL RINGER " !services had ceased to be satisfactory, (By N C W~ews Service ) whereupon the disgruntled ringer .. "--'.. "~ " .... " .Iwent to the anti-clerical mayor and rams, ~prn z.--xne rmgmg xl mrsuaded him to give him a munici- the church bells, frequently a cause per of controversy between the village pal appointment as "civil bell-ringer." The mayor consented and commis- sioned him to ring the bells at the opening and closing of the public school and at the meetings of the municipal council. The sole object was, of course, to tormen~ the priest. The pastor, however, took the vnat- ter to court. The judges decided that the mayor had abused .his priv- ileges and sentenced him to pay the priest 200 francs and costs. priest and the village mayor since the Law of Separation, has been the cause of au unusual lawsuit in the village of Le Tour-du-Crien in the de- partment of the Ariege. As usual, the conflict is due to the fact that churches, in principle, are the prop- er~y of the community, but are per- manently at the disposal of the clergy and faithful. RELIGION AND AMERICANISM (Continued from ~age 4.) a conflict." The governor quoted Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishop Irelanc and others on this point as to the attitude of the church. "Under our system of government," the governor wrote, "the electorate entrusts to its officers of every faith the solemn duty of action according to the dictates of his own conscience. I may fairly, refer once more ,to my own record to support these truths. No man, cleric or lay, has ever, directly or indirectly, attempted to exercise church influence of my administration of any office I have ever held, nor asked me to show special fav0~ to Catholics or exercise discrimination a~ainst non-Catholics. Cites His Politcial Actions. "It is a well known fact that I have made all of my appointments to public office on the basis of merit and have never asked any man about his religious belief. In the first month of this year there gathered in the capitol at Albany the first governor's cabinet that ever set- in this state. It was composed, under my appointment, of two Catholics, 13 Protestants and one Jew. "The man closest to me in the administration of the government is he who bears the title of assistant to the governor. He has been connected with the governor's office for 30 years in subordinate capacities, until I promoted him to the position which makes him the sharer with me of my every thought and hope and ambition in the administration of the state. He is a Protestant, a Republican and a 32nd degree Mason. "In my public life I have exemplified that complete separation of church ~ and state which is the faith of American Catholics today. 'I next come to education. You admit that the Supreme Court guaran- teed to Catholics the right to maintain their parochial schools, and you ask me whether they would have so ruled if it had been shown that children in parochial schools 'were taught that the state should show discrimination between religions, that Protestants should be recognized only as a matter of favor, that they should be intolerant to non-Caholics and that the laws of state could be flouted on the ground of the imaginary conflict. My summary answer is: I and all my children went to parochial school. I never heard of any such stuff being taught or of anybody who claimed that it was. That any group of Catholics would teach it is unthinkable. Marriage Code Considered. "You next challenge ~he action of the Rata in annulling the Marlborough marriage. You suggest that the Rata in annulling the marriage (where the civil courts recognized it but granted only a divorce) is interfering with civil jurisdiction. That might be so if anybody claimed that the decree of the Rata had any effect under the laws of America or any other nation of the world. But you" must know that it has no such effect and that nobody claims that it has. The decree merely defined the status of the parities as communicants of the~church. Your church refuses to recognize the ecclesi- astical validity of divorces granted by the civil tribunals. Your church has its ~ribunals to administer its laws for the government of its members as communicants of your church. But their decrees have no bearing upon the status of your members as citizens of the United States. There is no differ6nce in that respect between your tribunals and the Rata. Mexican Issue Taken Up. "Finally, you come to Mexico. By inference from the brief of a dis- tinguished lawyer you intimate that it is the ~urpose of organized Catholics to seek intervention by the United States. No, I never read Mr. Guthrie's brief. I do not have to read it to reply to you b~ause the pastoral letter of the Catholic Episcopate of the United States in unmistakable words dis- claimed any such intention. (The governor quoted from the pastoral letter at this point). "My personal ~ttitude," said the governor, "wholly consistent with that of my church, is that I believe in peace on earth, good will to men, and that no ~ountry has a right to interfere in the internal affairs of any other counvry. I recognize the right of no church to ask armed interference by ehjs country in the affairs of another, merely for the defense of the rights of a church. But I do recognize the propriety of church action to request the good offices of this country to~elp the oppressed of any land, as those good offices have been so often used for the protection of Protestant mis- sionaries in the Orient and the persecuted Jews of Eastern Europe." "Invite Us to Your N~xt Blowout" Schaer-Norvell Tire Co. GENERAL AND SEIBERLING TIRES Phones 4-0805, ~ ~804 ~alrd ~ Centee Str~mtm OUR PLAN: PAY AS YOU CAN THOS. LONERGAN FURNITURE CO. 618 Main Street Little Reek, ~ec Cook Furniture Co. West Entrance to Arsado Bld~ Telephone 4.20845 CASH OR CREDIT 4513 Center St. Little Roc~ Ark. Southland Coffee & Creamery Co. A. M. Wiegand, Mgr. 'COFFEE ROASTED DALLY" Phone 6644 111 West Capitol Avenue Peanut Butter Made While You Walt TYPEWRITERS L. C. SMITH and Coronas, new re- built~ of all make; also repairs and rebuilding. Carbon Paper a Specialty. FINES PHILLIPS Typewriters and Supplies 102 Louisiana St. LITTLE ROCK, ARK. Allen T. Brillhart GROCERIES AND MEATS Little Rock, .Ark. Quality First Phone 4-2414 625 East Second CALL-- Little Rock Steam Laundry FOR GOOD WORK Family Finish and Rough Dry Phones 7175---7176 Third and Center Streets THE HUB NED POE The Hem of KUPPENHEIMER Good Clothec Chas. S. Stifft Co. and OPTICIANS JEWELERS S10-312 Main Strut T. E. Hale Paint & Supply Co. Distributors Lawn Bros. Paints and Vandd.m Barreled Sunlight 122 W. Fourth. Phonn $880 SUPERIOR PHOTOGRAPHS' SHRADER'S STUDIO Phone 4-1193 120 Main Street Little Rock, Ark. Arnold Barber Supply Company We Grind Razors, Shears ud Clippers. 813 C@nter Street Phone 4.1695 Little Rock, Ark. The White Eagle Cafe THE HOME OF GOOD EATS We serve the best. ~ Our kitchen is open for inspection at all times. THEe. STATHAKIS, Prop, 104 North Washington Avenue North Little Rock, Ark. LOUIS SCHNEIDER Candies 120 West Fourth GUS BLASS COMPANY Lawler Furniture Co. 2~20 Wo~t Twelfth AJ~TIQUK FURNITURK This Guide can be utilized with the ance that the merchants herein represented are thoroughly dependable and The Guard- ian asks its readers to patronize them. and express orders especially solicited I While down in town go to-- :] ] PALACE CAFE Have You T ed the R.t, R C., ~ [ C T [ NOW TRY THE BEST 1 I Fifth and Center t,i 1222 W. Capitol Ave. Phone 4-708 ..... I Koehler's Bakery Exclusive Millinery Moderate P.cesI BAKERY AND CONFECTIONERY Lensing Millinery , Bread, Cake and Pies Baked Dally THE HAT SHOP Phone 4-2658 NEWEST FALL MILLINERY $5.00 and Up Ground Floor New'Donaghey Bldg. 703 Main Street WELDING AND SPRINGS Why buy a whole spring when we can furnish you with any leaf or rebuild any spring? All spring leaves fur- nace treated and oil tempered. New springs for all makes of cars. We specialize in welding and springs. B. D. Brickhouse & Son Phone 4-0528 312 Louisiana St. Little Rock, Ark. Wright MotorCo. Ltttle Rock, 400 Center Phone 6564---6565 North Little Rock, 200 E. Third Phone 4-1488 t Drs. Green & Green CHIROPRACTOR Over 11 years continuous practice. Phones: 4-4560 and 9513 205-6-7 Bankers Trust Bldg. ~ond and Main Sty. Littlo l~ck Measel Drug Co. Ninth and Rector We appreciate your patronage. Quick Delivery Service Phones 4-1926--4-1927 Call Ellison Drug Store for anything in the drug line-School Books, Sup- plies ---- Out-of-town orders promptly filled. EIlison's Drug Store IL C. CLARK, Prop. 323 East Washington Phone 4-3248 North Little Roe.& HIMSTEDT & SON PLUMBING AND HEATING 08 Louisiau Stroo~ Phone 8342 WHITMAN CANDLES C. K. HEGARTY S01 Main Street Littln Reck, Arkansec A. P. WASEM Phonn 6496 Up-to-Date Hatters Manufacturers mad Renovators We Call ~r nm~ Deliver Ladies' Hats Our Specialty 114 W. Markham Little Rock, Ark. Little Rock Hardware Company 303 Main Street High-Grade Hardware, China, Glassware and Gift Goods Monroe Lee & Son Barber Shop 208 West Second Street CLEANING AND PRESSING Work Called for and Delivered. Phone 4-4807 FILMS DEVELOPED and PRINTED Mail Orders Receive Careful Attention. 711 Main Street Phone 4-2282 NORTH LITTLE ROCK, ARK. REPAIRING RECORING REBUILDING Phone 4-4224 JAMES T. WEAVER "AUTO RADIATOR MAN" 315 Center Street Years of Experience and Expert Workmen We Want Your Work. LITTLE ROCK, ARK. Radio Sets Installed, Adjusted, Re- paired. Aerials Erected. WILLIAM J. TOLAND 816 Garland, Ave., Little Rock, Ark. EXPERT RADIO-TRICIAN Phone 4-7939 Expert service at a reasonable price. Mountain Valley Water Company and ORANGE CRUSH BOTTLING CO. Place Your Order Today. 118 W. Eighth Phone 9428 Little Rock, Ark. ACKER & RYAN Hart Schaffner and Marx CLOTHES 220 Main St. North Little Rock SanitaryGrocery SIEPIELA & KACZKA, Props. 204 Main, North Little Rock It has been and is our aim to have our goods represent greater value for the amount of money expended than can be supplied by any other store. Gene Burks' Drug Store Prompt and Efficient Service PALAIS WOMEN'S 608 Little C 107-109 West Boyle Ralph SHOES FOR FOR ANYTHING You Power Fourth and BAKERS' SODA Union SELLS Old established Business means NORTH TATE'S LOAlq Phone 119 Main St. Otie Shackelford Shacke TRUNK & 321 Mai0 LITTLE RO~ Second mad Main Rock American s Call 4-254S North Little Dyer THE DRINK FOR YOUR FAMILY It is so pure and wholesome that your children can drink it without any danger of ill effects. Keep it in your ice box. Nu-Grape Bottling Co. Phone 7642 Chapman Plumbing & Electric Co. Plumbing, Gas Fitting, Eloctrle Wiring and Repairs Radios and Accessories Phone 4-3437 30~3 Main Street North Little Rock, Ark. H. N. Means Wrecking Company GARAGE New and Used Parts Willard Batteries U.S. Tirec Distributors for Longford Springs Night and Day Storage Phone 4-0947 107 S. Main St. North Little Rock Capitol Avenue Phones Fine GarmentS 0nly woolens cause the 116 W. Fourth St. Co. cusTOM LITTLE ROCK Storage North Lltl LUKAS BROS. Dry FRENCH DRY CLEANERS 515 and PHone 4-4341 now complete 124 Main S' North IJtt]e Roek women have ever first, we Make your clothes last until Spring by having us dry clean and repar Jungkind Photo Supply yo. investing fifty. We care of it satisfactorily. Company that nut that you think is ready for the rag bag. A few dollars will saree DYe. can take 431 114 West Fourth Street. Phone 8312 LITTLE ROCK, ARK. Leonard Tailoring Co. Phone 4-3103 A. Metraller, St. George Hart, Jr. Established 1899 METRAILER & HART Successors to A. Mntraller & Co. Shoes Made to Order ud Rap-grad Phone 4-0716 llO Fast Fourth St. Little 413 Louisiana Little Rock, Ark. W. M. Hudson Chectnr A. If.lrk Hudson-Kirk Real Estate Co. P~m] Estate, Insurance and RnltSb ,126 Main Street Pohne 4-40el N .Little Rink. Arf~ THE FRIENDLY With Cash Palas Go L.