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THE GUARDIAN, MAY 10, 1930 PAGE FIVE ic Truth Society of Texas By j. L. Ballard, Secretary (N. C. W. C. Review.) The Catholic Truth Society of was founded by the Rt. l~ev. Gee. T. Watsh, pastor of Church, Houston, Tex., 1922, and began function- the wave of bigotry was in the southern and states. At that time it to make use of the to advertise [he free dis- of correct information con- the doctrines and practices Church. The literature was from Catholic publishers in North. Individuals and contributed the necessary and laymen volunteered to do Mr. P. L. McGreal was secretary of the Society Well qualified through edu- years of newspaper work the correspondence and in refutation of mis- occuring in the secular ~l~d to obtain valuable pub- 7 timely treatment of Catho- Under .current discussion. active in the work until in August, 1927. Rt. Rev. Gee. T. Walsh has con- the beginning to direct of the Catholic Truth of Texas. Distribution of Print. the first year of its exist- Society distributed over pamphlets and books by the National Catholic Conference, etc. The So- eXPended apl~roximately $1,- first twelve months, adver- In 33 daily and weekly news- During the second year, the distributed approximately of the leaflets, pamphlets oks, together with copies of " Publications. Inquiries con- be received during the year by Decem,ber 31, 1925, ,500 books, pamphlets and been distributed, and ,200 letters had been receiv- reCords show that approxi- Per cent of the communi- preceding years, it cannot be said that this decline in correspondence is due to a lack 'of interest in the Church and its doctrines, but rather to the fact that the Society does not advertise as freely as it did at other times. The demand for literature is created ,chiefly by advertising in the newspapers. The finances of the Society have not permitted much ad- vertising, but response has been re- ceived to such advertising as has been done. excessive immigration of 1925-26. HUNGARIANS PLAN tabtish a new Catholic weekly to be Pending some form of representa- HOMES FOR AGED ~printed in the Hungarian language rive government, machinery should AND ORPHANS with headquarters in New York City be devised whereby by non-Jewish in- and to be under the editorial direc- terests would be consulted concerning (By N. C. W. C. News Service) tion of Jesuit priests of Hungarian immigration questions. The questionCleveland, 0., May 2.--The estab- ancestry. of exercising more effective control over press propaganda should be ex- lishment of homes at Staten Island, Th~ holding of a joint Memorial Day program in Hungary and the amined. His Majesty's government New York, and at McKeesport, Pc., United States for the soldiers of should re-affirm the statement made to care for the aged" and orphans, Hungarian origiu who lost their lives in 1922 that the special position aS-lWaS decided upon at the first annual in the World War was also voted at signed to the Zionist Organization]Convention of Latin and Greek Rite the session. does not entitle it to share in the ]Hungarian Catholics held here last government of Palestine. . ]Tuesday. ] The convention attended by 150 While the Arabs apparently are The two homes, which will be inllay delegates and 50 priests of the very well satisfied with the report lcharge of the Hungarian Sisters of[Latin and Greek Catholic Rites, be- submitted to Parliament by the Corn-IDivin Charity, will be financed by]gun on Sunday and came to an end mission, the Jews are severely disap-]the two groups, each institution to]Tuesday night with a mass meeting pointed, judging from the reports in]cst approximately $300,000. [in St. Elizabeth's Hall and a religious the press here. ] The convention also voted to es-]service in St. Elizabeth's Church. Falastin, of Jaffa, a leading Arab paper, says, in part: Generous Contributors The Society is financed through ,contributions. During the first few months of its existence, collections in the Houston churches netted $800. Monsignor Walsh has been the larg- est single contributor. The Bishops of Galveston and San Antonio have also materially assisted, as well as the late beloved Father Heckman of Waco, Texas. The Newman Circle, of Houston, has contributed regular- ly, and the Houston Assembly, Fourth Degree, Knights of Colum- bus, made very substantial dona- tions. The scope of the work of the So- ciety has been enlarged. Started originally for the purpose of controv- erting the efforts of those who would profit financially by sowing seeds of intolerance in the minds of their followers, the Society now furnishes Catholic items to the press and is arranging its program to include such activities as are made available through affiliation with the National Catholic Welfare Conference. It has been said that this is a "reading age." Non-Catholics take advantage of this fact and keep the public con- stantly advised of their activities by publishers. Ninety-nine per cent of the editors are fairminded men, who appreciate items having a news value, whether Catholic, Protestant, or Jewish in origin. In fact, news- paper workers comment on ,the diffi- culty of securing Catholic news. Free Literature. While the need of some such so- ciety is not as urgent now, in a sense, as it was during the wave of bigotry in Texas and the South, it should be maintained for various reasons. Chief among these is the primary purpose for which it was organized, namely, that of supplying Catholic literature to all inquirers, thus enabling the sincere seeker to obtain a true presentation vf Canto- for which no excuse has been estab- lished, the Palestine Commission of Inquiry states in its report to Parlia- instances where Jews attacked Arabs, they did so largely in retaliation. The conclusions and recommenda- tions of the report, in addition to the foregoing, may be summarized as follows : The outbreak was not premeditat- ed. and charges against the Grand Mufti and the Palestine Arab Ex- ecutive of deliberate premeditation !and organization of the disturbances have no~ been proved. The out- break was not intended to be, and was not, a revolt against British au- thority. ! The Commission has no serious criticism to make of the action taken by the Palestine government both immediately before and immediately 'after the outbreak. With regard to the general question of policy, the Commission feels that the govern- I ment, in the past, has discharged to the best of its ability the difficul.t task of maintaining a neutral and im- partial attitude between two peoples whose leaders have shown little ca- pacity for compromise. The Com- I mission also holds that Jewish en- terprise and immigration, when not in excess of the country's capacity to absorb, have conferred material ben- efits on Palestine and that the Arabs share in these benefits. Limitation of Immigration. In regard to the limitation of im- migration, however, the Commission feels that there has been a departure by the Jewish authorities from the doctrine laid down in 1922 and ac- on the sale of land, Arab cultivators were evicted without the provision of other land for their occupation. The Commission does not criticize the Jewish Land Companies, which paid cash compensation in certain cases and were acting with the knowl- "This is a victory nor the Arabs, because the Inquiry Commission says exactly what the Arab advocates have said no less, no more.. The In- quiry Commission sees that the pol- icy followed by the British govern- ment in Palestine was not clearly expressed, and that sections in the Mandate regarding the safeguarding of non-Jewish communities need clearer definition. The Inquiry Com- mission considers that there are two important questions: the question of lands and the question of immigra- tion. It is necessary to take the opin. ion of the Arabs on the second ques- tion until representative government is established." Dear Hayom, reflecting Jewish sentiment, says, in part: "It must be said that the report has exceeded all pessimistic expec- tations. If it had been written in the office of the Arab Executive, or the Daily Mail. or at the Vatican, it could not be more hostile towards the Jews. The report is also full of contradictions. Stating that the at- tacks were made by Arabs upon Jews the report in subsequent clauses nev- ertheless seeks to justify the Arabs and to throw the responsibility on nar SECURING FOR THE DIOCES E OF LITTLE ROCK THE EDUCATION AND TRA:INING OF WORTHY ECCLESIASTICAL STUDENTS IN ST. JOHN'S SEMINARY FOR THE ARKANSAS PRIESTHOOD Any Full Burst or Share in an Incomplete Burst May Be Do- nated. Donations, Large and Small, Will Be Gratefully Received and Recorded. A Burst Is a Su mof Money Invested and Drawing Enough Interest Always to Provide Board, Lodging and Training for One Seminarian. Requests for further information and the benefits shared by contributors, and .likewise all donations, should be sent to the Rector, The Very Reverend Monsignor S. J. Peoples, Ph. D., St. John's Seminary, Little Rock. ST. JOI N'S SEMINARY BURSES. COMPLETE ST. MARY'S BURSE, Hot Springs ...................................................... $5,000.00 MONSIGNOR TOBIN BURSE, Little Rock_ .................................. 5,000.00 ANNIE JONES BURSE, Pine Bluff ............................................... 5,000.00 MARY HOLLAND-CRAIG BURSE, Pine Bluff ................................ 5,000.00 ALUMNI BURSE, in Honor of St. John the Baptist ...................... 5,000.00 BISHOP BYRNE BURSE ..................................................................... 5,000.00 the Jews. Its recommendations are in open contradiction to the Mandate. We are not depressed by this 'Black INCOMPLETE Document.' We see the way out, BISHOP FITZGERALD BURSE but we must all unite in order to The Burst is a memorial to the Right Reverend Edward Fitzgerald, strengthen our national movement second Bishop of Little Rock. Came from non-Catholics, edge of the government, but points and to save Zionism." From a Benefactor ............................................................................ $ 50.00 out that an acute situation has been Haaretz says: Pupils St. Anne's Academy, Fort Smith ............................................. 25.00 1 sorts of questions, and it produced and that there is being cre- Anonymous, Hot Springs ................................................................ 50.00 ief that fully 75 per cent of ated a discontented class which is a ~'"TheInqaurljry:CTr~r~n"ha/~ g:'v~will not so~-r c'o~ ~/Co'mm'i: Anonymous, North Little Rock ......................................................... 100.00 tUre eventually found its potential danger to the country. Very Rev. l~onsignor A. P. Gallagher, Menu, Ark ........................... 100.00 the bands of non-Catholics, It is felt by the Commission that sion failed to adopt a reasonable at- Anonymous, additional sums received ............................ _ .............. 430.00 Anonymous, additional sums received ............................................... 226.24 ten distributed by their neighbors. The Society at the difficulties of the Palestine gov- titude towards the Jewish National For favors received, Morrilton, Ark .................................................. 2.00 ernment are being aggravated by the Home and our great Jewish work in Anonymous, Hot Springs ............................................................... 50.00 :had expended over $3,500 tisin., postage and pur- resentment felt among the Arabs at Palestine. Moreover, it adopted a their continued failure to obtain any clear anti-Zionist attitude on the ~ -'------ been~k followedand pamphletS.up with moreThis Commissionmeasure of alsoSelf-gvernment'calls attentionTheto fundamental questions of our life. Total ...................................................................................... $1,033.24 and activity as the certail~ difficulties in tb~e Balfour The Commission made no attempt to ALUMNI BURSE and assistance was lic belief and to create a better feel- Declaration-and Mandate, and refer realize the spirit of our suffering ha- IN HONOR OF THE BLESSED TRINITY ing and broader understanding to the resentment felt by the Arabs tion which has no other place in the This Burst is the second foundation made by the priests who were world, besides this historic country, ordained from St. John's Seminary. It is open to the clergy and people in first year; the advertis- among our non-Catholic .citizens. An- because they, unlike the Jews, have The Commission has adopted a series general who .have the work and interest of the Seminary at heart. confined largely to weekly other reason is that its existence no means of direct access to His hereby re~ching the rural causes pulpiteers and itinerant Majesty's government, of recommendations which, if he had Previously acknowledged ...................................................................... $ 101.50 not known that the Commission had In memory of Hugh McDevitt ......................................................... 25.00 in which the Church is not evangelists, of the crude type once Underlying Causes of Outbreak. been sent by the Mandatory Govern- Master Raymond Maus, Atkins, Ark ................................................. 25.00 aon.Lted bYina additionPriest' OrtobYthea freemis" terances,ntrius tofrdisplaythelr anti-CatholiCmore caution.Ut" The fundamental cause of the out- meat, we would have thought had Iu Memory of Alfred Fret ................................................................ 20.00 hon ,of Catholic litetrature, And a third reason is that it puts break, in the opinion of the Commis- come here in behalf of an absolutely Appreciation, Slovactown, Ark ................................................................. 10.00 lety has checked up preach- moral courage into Catholics in iso- sion, was the feeling of animosity anti-Zionist administration. The gen- Alumnus, 1924 ..................................................................... ~ .................. 25.00 lie speakers and newspapers luted places, knowing they can st- and hostility towards Jews aroused eral impression is that the Commis- Alumnus, 1919 .................................................................................... " 20.00 e statements concerning the cure free literature to combat the in the Arabs by the disappointment sion was influenced by Arab propa- Alumnus, 1924 ................................................................................... 20.00 its clergy and its doctrines, hostile attacks of unfriendly neigh- of their political and national aspira- ganda and by Mr. Luke (Chief Sec- Alumnus, 1914 ............................................... : .................................. 20.00 tions, and fear for their economic retary to the High" Commissioner in Alumnus, 1925 ........................................................... .~ ............... 25.00 ~Spapers almost invariablybors. future. The immediate causes of the Jerusalem) and his associates."Alumnus, 1923 .................................................................. 20.00 Our remonstrances; a major- The--P~esent tim~see~sto--offe'~a outbreak are given as follows: (1) ,, Davar says of the Commission that N. N. Paragould, Ark: ................................................................ 10.00 le preachers ignored our com- priceless opportunity for renewing A long series of incidents connected They have turned aside from their lens, but it was noticeableand increasing our activities, due to with the Wailing Wall. (2) Excit- true object: their dec Alumnus, 1926 .................................................................. 20.00 ~Y Were not so ready to re- the favorable conditions for present- ing and intemperate articles in the i?ion is no de- e Alumnus, 1927 ................................................................................ 10.00 " ffensive statements, ing a proper treatment of Catholic ~press on both sides. (3) Propagan- eision at all. What "~e have before Alumnus, 1916 ..................................................................................... 10.00 us is a strange mixture of distorted Friends of the Little Flower, Dixie, Ark ........................................... 5.00 advertisements, run as read- doctrines and practices brought about da among less educated Arabs of a and imaginary facts. If the Mufti, In Memory of John M. Murray ......................... , ................................ 10.00 ~ceS,Will thenot indulgeSciety ineSpeciallYcontrov- hYsuetheintoinjectionthe latter presidentialthe religiOUScam.iS- nature(4) EnlargementCalculatedof tOtheinCitejewish Agen-them" the Arab Executive and the govern- Jubilee Offering, Hot Springs, Ark .................................. 10.00 Those' who desire to knowpaign. There are many sincere in- cy.(5) Inadequacy of the military meat are not guilty of the riots, then In Memory of" Mrs. Hannah McMahon .............................................. 10,00 ng about our Church are in- Alumnus, 1914 ............... _ .................................................................... 80.00 i::nd in their names. The quirers waiting for an opportunity to forces and of reliable police a~ail- who is to be blamed for them?" Even the Arab press accuses the secure an unprejudiced presentation able. (6) A belief, due largely.~to government of responsibility in con- :ions demonstrate that the of Catholic belief, and on our part a feeling of uncertainty as to policy, neetion with the outbreak in Pales- Total ............................................................................................... $ 476.50 are anxious to secure some we can now with best grace present that the decisions of the Palestine tint. Falastin says: of our religion Scores of our viewpoints with true charity and government could be influenced by SACRED HEART BURSE ~W aided in the work of without appearing too militant, political considerations, hy was not the Arab clmm to This Burst consists of donations, large and small, in Petition and by sending in the names Scope of Program. The primary recommendation ellrepresentatin which is a 'fundamen- Thanksgiving to the Sacred Heart. to whom they wished The purpose of the Society in re- the Commission is that His Majesty's ltal cause of the outbreak' considered Previously acknowledged ..................................................................... $ 326.00 ,~ture sent No literature was viewing its past activities at this government should issue a clear state- I sympathetically? Why was not a Gratitude .................................................................................. 5.00 ~ ~t Upon request, either di- time is to develop a definite pro- meat of policy with the least possible Iclear policy laid down earlier? Inns- Good Counsel Holy Name Society ................................................... 25.00 r Lhrough friends. This pro- gram of action in line with what is delay and make it plain that it is/much as all these are contributory Miss M. P. Gengler, Stuttgart, Ark ......................................... 10.00 t~ SUres against waste, as now considered to be the best apple- intended to give full effect to that~causes to the outbreaks, the govern- In Thanksgiving for Favors Received ................................................ 25.00 e.Probable if it were mailed getical procedure, and for this rea- policy with all the resources at the meat, or those who instruct the gov- Thanksgiving ........................................................................................ 20.00 USCUously. There has been son we have recently solicited the government's command. The value ernment, must be held responsible.Thanksgiving for Favors Received, Morrilton ....................................... 2.00 ~ion as to the advisabilitY]advice and assistance of the National of such a statement, it is pointed out, : out very much literature] ~rso~ but experience seems iCuncil of Catholic Men, the Catho- would be greatly enhanced if it con- lic Laymen's Association of Georgia. tained a clear definition of the mean- Stra~ ~ that there is little tT he International Catholic Truth So- ing attached by His Majesty's gov- any surplus is apt to bel ciety, and the Paulist League, and ernment to those passages in the Man- Miss M. P. Gengler, Stuttgart, Ark ................................................ 5.00 For Favors Received, Clarendon, Ark ...................................... 5.00 Little Missionary Club, Stuttgart, Ark ............................................. 5.00 Morrilton Friend ................................................................................ 5.00 Anonymous. additional sums received ................................ 107.84 among neighbors. we hope to arrive in the near future dly Papers Used. to the above activities, ,er of newspaper articles were refuting attacks upon the and its doctrines and some SUpPlied to the daily papers pages. The average sent to each person reduced due to the fact appearing in the daily brought an un- number of requests for thus making it unneces- ln.sert so many paid reading In the papers. In other he Society benefited to the J" getting inuch free advertis- the mail of the Society is Y now as it was in the at what we feel will be the best plan for our work in the Southwest. This program, we believe, will not differ greatly from what has been found best by other societies engaged in like work. ARABS ATTACKED JEWS. PALESTINE INQUIRY SHOWS Investigation Report, However, Sees No Intention of Revolt Against British Authority. By Dr. Alexander Mombelli, (Jerusalem Correspondent, N. C. W. C. News Service.) Jerusalem, May 2.--The out- break in Palestine was from the be- ginning an attack by Arabs upon Jews date safeguarding the rights of non- Jewish communities, and if it laid down, for the guidance of the gov- ernment of Palestine, more e~plicit directions as to the conduct of pol- icy on vital issues, such as land and immigration. Commission's recommenda- The tions on these subjects are based largely on the assumption that the I proposed definitions of policy will .contain a clear statement that the rights and positions of non-Jewish communities are to be fully .~afe- guarded. A clear statement should be i~uued concerning the future policy with re- gard to the control of Jewish immi- gration, and administrative machin- ery should be reviewed with the ob- ject of preventing a repetition of the We lay the full blame on the Colonial Secretaries, who, either intentionally or negligently, have not touched these questions. We prefer to believe that it was intentional because those two Colonial Secretaries. Messrs. Church- ill and Amery, have made statements in the last few months which make one believe that they were favorable to a domination by the Jews in Pal- est'inc." M. A. BILTZ Repr Jentln FIRST Contp~nF in tire FFRJT Business of tke Wed& Auets: Over One Billion, Two Hundred Mflliea DeSires. New York Life Insuran Co. Phone glJg 1106 Damtehe~ For Favors Received, Mr. L. P. Zurcher .......................................... A Friend, Paris, Ark ......................................................................... In Thanksgiving for Favors Received, M. O. B ................................. Special Intention, Mrs. E. M. Jubilee Offering, Pocahontas, A k: ....... : ........................................... A Friend, Paris, Ark ..................................................................... For Petition Granted Through Little Flower ............................ Mrs. J. K: H ............................................................. 6 .............................. M. P. Gengler 10.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 10.00 1.00 5.00 Total ..................................................................................... $ 596.84 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BURSE The Burst is a foundation by the Arkansas State Council to assist St. John's Seminary in the training of candidates for the priesthood. Arkansas K. of C. Councils, 1926 ................................................... $ 392.00 Arkansas K. of C. Councils, 1927 ............................................... 326.80 Arkansas K. of C. Councils, 1928 ............................................. 482.80 Arkansas K. of C. Councils, 1929 ............................................. 360.80 Total ................................................................ $1,56~.40