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PAGE EIGHT THE GUARDIAN, MAY 15, ! 942 Taxation of Education Will Destroy Freedom, Says Washington Columnist More Protests of Taxation of Charity By Elmer Murphy Washington, (K)Not only has the Administrative Board of the National Catholic Welfare Confer- ence vigorously opposed certain new tax proposals which it says would seriously affect, if not de- stroy, "personal initiative in the advancement of religious, chari- table and educational purpose," but these tax ideas are now re- ceiving even sterner indictments from secular observers. One secular news paper column- ist has asserted that "behind a curtain of lawyer talk, Secretary Morgenthau's Treasury Depart- ment is attacking the general free- dom of education, religion and charity in these United States." "Don't let anybody tell you the Treasury doesn't know what it is doing, either," this writer adds. The N.C.W.C. Administrative Board, through the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Ready, General Secre- tary of the N.C.W.C., called upon the Comrhittee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives to recognize and protect personal in- itiative in the advancement of re- ligious, charitable and educational works, and to turn its back upon the "new, abhorrent, and harm- ful doctrine" proposed to Congress by Randolph Paul, Tax Adviser to the Secretary of the Treasury. 'Mr. Paul proposed to Congress that charitable or educational cor- porations, now exempt from cor- poration income tax. be subjected t0 that tax on income derived from a trade or business owned and operated by the corporation, but not necessarily incident to the tax- exempt activities, and, that an amount bequeathed or transferred for special percentage of the de- cedent's estate. T h e N.C.W.C. Administrative Board pointed out that charity, in the legal tradition of the United States, "has been recognized and encouraged as a proper extension of religion," and that "to make the taxing-power an instrument for effecting such a social change" as Mr. Paul suggested, "would be a distortion of a long established American rule." Writing in the Washington "Times Herald", Frank C. Wal- drop says the Treasury Depart- ment hired Mr. Paul, a tax lawyer, "to do the job" fqr it, and that "the worst part of the Treasury performance is that the said job is being done behind a curtain of lawyer talk that appears at first to be reasonable." "It is only when you go behind the curtain that you find out the Treasury is really asking for power to destroy the freedoms mentioned, while financing our fight abroad," he adds. "For a long, long time before the Government ever tried its hand at such noble work," Mr. Wald'rop says, "churches were ex- tending their imitation of Christ beyond merely preaching the gospel of faith to include preach- ing good sense and good works in the material world." "We still have church-main- tained schools and charities," Mr. Waldrop adds., "But the example they set has been so splendid that we have also State owned schools and charities, and even privately endowed schools and charities which are neither church nor government operated. "The State-owned schools and charities are operated on tax- payers' money and run by Govern- ment employes. Our D.C. school system is an excellent example of what can be done with public schools. Our D.C. Public Welfare B o a r d operates tax-supported charities ..... "The various parochial schools, and Georgetown and Catholic Uni- versities are shining examples of education run by churches with- out Government aid and the Cath- olic charities are examples of sim- ilar good work in the welfare field by churches. "In the field of non-religious, private education and welfare, our famous George Washington Uni- versity, one of America's biggest colleges, and our Community Chest charities are well-known ex- amples. The District has no tax- maintained college  leaves the whole burden on the schools above mentioned. And as things look now, ve won't be able to afford a city-owned college for many years to come. "Up to now, in America, Govern- ment, private and religious edu- cational and charitable institutions have been in competition with one another to do good and enlighten people. "The effect has been invaluable. It has been, in a word, freedom," "Now comes the Treasury De- partment, in the person of its exnert, Randolph" Paul," continues "QU, vlvEr' I Says Polish Catholic Troops (Continued from Page 1) who are ow in the service. This war is one, so the experts sy, in t I  II /' which victory win eventually come AA m I e mtl I Ai ..A& to the country with the most sup-[may L.YUIIg00IIL00 JUVlt00t plies and resources. As a ntlon, [ / J we should allow notlflng to curtail [ ............... th, a.r, lv Of rovislons that must I Lonaon, LlOtlSn atnoDe flow-staufly to the armed Itrpa now serving in Russia .may forces .chl boys and lris can be the means of reevangehzmg  --a" o---l'":=hl---- .--In .----th]- rl---.n n that country and win it back to Teachers also can use their va- God, the R.ev. Andre w Beck, A.A., cation period to kelp on farms and declared m an address at the in industry. They certainly need annual meeting of the Catholic Truth Society here. the money that would come from such employment, because their verage salaries are, at present, far below what is required for decent support. The teachers are now being called upon to do con- Mderable extra work sucl as registering people for the articles that are being rationed. They have been doing what" they con- sider their patriotic duty, and this tian is fortunate to have such excellent and reliable workers for these tasks. Workers in War ln- duwtry have been receiving high wages for doing less work than the teachers have been called upon to do gratis. These teacherB are willing and trustworthy and are entitled to their usual vacation. An all-year school program is of Very dubious advantage. Legis- lators sheuld weigh the problem Well before they commit this coun- try to such a step. All work and no' play is not good for the rising generatio ..... The old cadaverous looking ln- dlv|dual with the long coat and the plug hvt is in the papers once more. Cartoonists use this figure to represent prohibitlon. The reason for .the spddn appearance of this SUllOsedIy defunct char- acter is the?fat that the drys de- dided to te e f Mother's Day "sh0wer the Presiddht and Con- wtth telegrams calling upon " authorities t restrict the use of intoxicants among the men n our :armed forces. This action is similar to wht occurred in May, 1917. At that time, the Congress, under the Selective Service Act, prohibited the sale of intoxicants to men in uniform. Out of this war-time measure, the drys de- veloped ntional prohibition. This legislature had mor to do with the corruption of public morris than is generally known Or admit- ted. The anti-dry forces say that the use of Mother's Day in this manner by the drys is "an insult to the name of Mother." This is .ndoubtedly true, but these same churches nd 0rgnization hve insulted motherhood before, so they are perhaps too calloused te be moved by this accusation. They are the ame individuals who foster the promotion of planned families and who see no harm in PHONE 6178 IIIIII IIII II I I I [] . J[ J Jl Father Beck is a member of the Augustinian Order of the As- sumption, to which the Rev. Leo- pold Braun, only priest who has been celebrating Mass publicly in Moscow for several years: also  belongs. Father Braun s an American citizen and was formerly a professor at Assumption College, Worcester, Mass. Calling for "an offensive of the spirit" to win the Russian people back to God," Father Beck stres- sed that the Catholic Truth Society of England has produced a prayer[ book for Polish soldiers both tnl Russia a n d in 'this country, i He declared it seems possible tha% Catholicism may go back to Russia chiefly through the influence of 'Polish Catholic soldiers." "Perhaps in the Providence of God," he said, "this evangeliza- tion will be the returna truly Christian one--which Poland will make to Russia as payment for partition and persecution which was her lot for over 150 years." Father Beck called for a cam- paign to win back the souls of the Russian people. He said Catholics in England and America have a high responsibility. "Englishmen and Americans will have contacts with Russia during and after the war which were impossible a few years ago," he said. "Much of the future of Europe will depend upon how those contacts are used." The presence of Ft. Braun in Moscow, under the protection of the American Government, said Father Beck, seems to be a symbol of what the younger generation of Catholics here and in America may achieve. "I see that solitary priest, so restricted and handi- capped in his work for souls, as an outpost for defense for the Church, hanging on grimly until the time for the spiritual offen- sive begins and the Gospel is again preached to the Russian people. "It is a vqry terrible and tragic thing that thousands of Russians are today dying in battle at the hands of the Naziarmy, dying in i defense of their homes andlet us never forget it---indirectly but quite certainly in defense of ous, the majority of them baptized members of the Church, sehis- the divorce mill, and the success-i lye polygany which it euses. The drys have threatened to hold the President responsible for the "IV[oral safety" of the soldiers, if he does not do something about their appeal. President Roosevelt is not likely to be very much in- fluenccd by these organizations. He was elected to office on a plat- form that called for the repeal of their pet amendment. He lost n0 time in putting the wheels of re- peal in operation and he has turned a deaf ear to the mouthings of this hypocritical gentry ever since. Right now the problem of soldier and civilian drinking is pretty well in hand. The people are get- ting back to normal as they were in 1917 before the dry forces matte, perhaps, many of'them, but vaidly baptized into the ChUrch of Christ; anti they are dying with- out the Last Sacraments, without a priest to give them a last ab- solution or a last anointing .... " Daniel Sargent To Catholic Book Club Board New York, (E)Daniel Sargent, poet and historian, has been select- ed a member of tle Board of Edi- tors of the Catholic Book Club. He is the first person to be added to the Board since the Club's incept- on in 1928. Born in Boston, he graduated from Groton School and Harvard i University, where he taught later before joining the Ambulance Ser- vice of the French Army in 1916. For his work there he received the Croix de Guerre. Upon the entry of the United States into the First World War, he joined the 5th Field Artillery and rose to the rank of Captain. Mr. Sargent is the author of such biographies as "Thomas More," "Four Independents," and "Our Land end Our Lady," and is a member of the faculty .of History and Literature at Harvard Uni- versity. He served as President of the Catholic Poetry Society from 1935 until 1937. The Catholic Book Club has selected 170 titles and distributed approximately 500,000 volumes to !members not only in the United States, but. in Asia and South !America in the past 14 years. NotedColombia Priest Lauded For Aid To Labor Bogota, (E)On the occasion of the establishment of a branch at Manizales of the Credit Union of the Circle of Workers, the Most Rev. Luis Concha, Bishop of Mani- zales, sent a letter to Father Campoamor praising and congratu- lating him upon the success of his activities in behalf of the working classes. The works of Father Campos- mor, the Bishop said, constitute "the happy realization of the Pont: ificial directives in social matters, especially those given by Pope Leo XIII." "The works of our Reverence," the letter added, "very happily interpret the desire of the Sover- eign Pontiffs. They do not attempt to kindle resentment against other social classes; rather, they seek to make the worker comprehend the dignity of his condition as a part of the divine plan, and that labor was especially sanctified by the Son of God become Man, Who spent 30 years of Hi life in the workshop of an artisan." Daughter 'Writes Life Of Catholic Scientist Marseille, (E)--Madame Jeanne Terrat-Branly has written the biography of her father, Edouard Branly, Catholic scientist and in- ventor of the coherer used in wire- less telegraph. Branly, the savant, is well known. His daughter preseflts Branly, the Christian, the husband, the father. Homage is paid to the scientist, but as a professor of the Mr. Waldrop, "asking Congress to tax the revenues of private and religious education and charity, three ways. "First, by taxing several forms of earned income of these institu- tions. Second, by more severe taxes on gifts and estates handed over to welfare and education. Third, by excise taxes on things bought by schools and charities. "The Treasury does not care what may be the use of income, gifts and estates given to main- tain religious and privately en- dowed good works. It is concerned with the fact that these institutions are allowed to get the money tax free. "It shows no cojcern about the undeniable fact that this tax ex- emption is often the difference be- tween survival and ruin for many of these institutions. (On the other band, maybe it is). "It is demanding the money. "If it gets its way, Government- run education and charity will be given a final and critical advantage over all other. "In a short time we will see religious and privately endowed welfare and education begin to dis- appear. At the rate and in the degree these do disappear, freedom of thought and conscience will dis- appear, from America. "As these freedoms 'disappear, we will all be the loser. "Is that what we want? "Is that what the American people hired their Government to do?" .in Malta,, Lat;d 6f Many Bb'00bings  Maltal land''of*'many bombings, a phesi' wait;amid thlns of a newly-bombed house: 'terthelast ritesto a victim blng extricated from the wreckag by rescue wor/er$.Photo_ by British censor. (N.C.W.C.) Catholic Union (Continued from page 5) Schennenbeck of Morrilton rank- ing second. The 1st. prize being $3.00 in Defense Stamps, while the 2nd prize consisted of $2.00 in defense stamps. Master Simon CAMPAIGN (Continued from page 1) an eighteen month period, ranging from June 11, 1942, to November 28, 1943. A person might wish to give $100.00 to the Seminary in memory of a parent, Monsignor GROTTO will represent the Central District at the State Convention which will be held on September 6 and 7, 1942. F Miss Antonette Thessing of Con- equlem or way, acted as Chairman in con- A. N. Sicard Of Ft. Smith Fort Smith--Mr. Alfred N. Sieard, well known banker of Fort Smith, where he had been a resi- dent for nearly fifty-years,, died at his home, 123 N. 15th St., on Friday morning. His death was unexpected. A Rosary service was held at the home Friday evening. His funeral, a private one, was on Saturday morning from the Church of St. Boniface, where the Requiem Mass was celebrated by the pastor, the Rev. Peter Post, O.S.B. Interment was in the family plot in the Catholic cemetery. Im- mediate survivors are his wife, the former Miss Ella McCloud, his daughter, Mrs. Merit Echols, and his son, McCloud Sicard. Mr. St- card was one of Fort Smith's fore- most capitalists and industrialists and for fifteen years had been president of the First National Bank. ,, ,,,   Priest Among 99 Decorated For Distinguished Service Chicago, (E}The Rev. John L. Curran, O.P., a chaplain with the United States Army on service in the Philippines, was one of the officers and men just awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for gallant action in defense of the Islands. He is a native of Boston. No specific information was given with regard to the action through which Father Curran won the decoration and his exact whereabouts was not disclosed. Father Curran, :who holds the rank of captain, completed his studies for the priesthood at the Catholic University of America, Washington, D. C., and was or- d'ained in 1933. A brother, the Rev. Paul C. Curran, O.P., was or- dained ahead of his class at the university last June so that Father John Curran attend the ceremony. Catholic Nrses Active In Convention Plans Chicago, (E)--Members of Cath- olic nursing school and hospital staffs, including nuns and gradu- ate nurses, will take active part in the biennial convention of the three national nursing organiza- tionsthe American Nurses' Asso- ciation, the National League of Nursing Education and the Nation- al Organization for Public Health Nursingmeetig May 1823 in the Stevens, Blckstone, and Con- gress Hotels and the Palmer House. Sister Mary Therese, R.N., of Mercy Hospital, Chicago, is Chair- man ef the Catholic Sisters Com- mittee. Among the heads of other committees are Helen Jablonski, R.N., of St. Mary of Nazareth Hos- pital, and Margaret M. Phelan, of St. Joseph's Hospital. Discouragment is an enemy that cuts and roots up all the good in the soul. Some people think that worrying and fretting over faults and failings is a very good thing in itself, but there is no greater evil. Now, instead of looking at self, look at the Sacred Heart consmer His perfection and the loveliness and happiness of His holy Mother. ducting the Young Ladies speaking contest sponsored by the Catholic Women's Uniom Three young i ladies competed in this contest and all of them delivered their addresses in a very splendid man- ner indeed. First Prize consisting of a book entitled "The Man Who Got Even With .God", was award- ed to Miss Angela Lachowsky of Conway. The second prize was won by Miss Rita Hum of North Little Rock. This prize being "The Imitation of Christ", a beautiful book. The winner of the third prize was Miss Rose Mary Bassler, of Morrilton. This prize being a lovely silver cross with chain. The judges for both contests were students of Hendrix College of Conway, and so well did all of the contestants deliver their ad- dresses that the selection of the winners was indeed a very diffi- cult task. The following acted as judges: R./ H. Sales, Charlotte Benedict and Virginia Rhine. Mrs. John Willems, state presi- dent of the Catholic Women's Union was introduced to the assem- bly. At the beginning of the joint meeting the entire assembly pledged allegience to the Flag led by Mr. Will Drilling of Morrilton. Our Lady of Good Counsel official hymn of the National Catholic Women's Union was sung by all in attendance as were several other songs including the National Anthem "The Star Spangled Ban- ner". During the intermission between the close of the joint meeting and the resumption of business meet- ings by both groups, as well as after adjournment, the ladies of the parish served lunches in the basement of the hall of which most all in attendance partook. At the business heeting reports were rendered by affiliated so- cieties of their activities in con- nection with the program of the Catholic Union. Outstanding were the reports on the Good Friday observance. All reporting ex- cellent results in the closing of business houses from 1:00 to 3:00 P. M. on good Friday in their local- ities. A repor on the Booneville Mission being sponsored by the Catholic Union was also given. Some discussion was had on the advisibility of increasing the per capita tax for the year 1943, in view of increasing costs of practi- cally all commod'ities. A commit- tee was appointed to report on this matter at the next district meeting in July. All member societies who have not fulfilled pledges made toward the accomplishment of objectives of the Union are .asked to meet these pledges at an early date. At this time we wish to call the attention of all affiliated societies that the annual per capita tax is now due and should be remitted to the State Treasurer Mr. Bruno Lienhart at the earliest time possi- ble. Expenses of the Union must be met and the treasury is just ,now at a low ebb. Our thanks are expressed in advance for the at- tention of all those concerned to this matter. [ We have just receivect a letter Allsopp & Chapple Booksellers and Sationers 307-309 Main Street Gaffney explained, but could not do so in a lump sum. Such a gift could be realized by giving 151.30 a week or a little more than $5.00 per month. Publicity material consisting of a pictorial booklet and a pamphlet has been mailed in quantities to all pastors and will be distributed at all Masses next Sunday. JUBILEE (Continued from page 1) was in Little Rock where she at- tended the Catholic chools. She received her nurses' training in St. Vincent's Infirmary and after graduation she entered the noviti- ate of the Sisters of Mercy, Mr. St. Mary's, Little Rock. in 1915; she was admitled to profession on April 28, 1917, the late Rt. Rev Msgr. T. V. Tobin, presiding at the ceremony. As a nurse Sister Mary Ray- mond has done duty at St. Joseph's Infirmary, Hot Springs; Warner Brown Hospital (Sisters of Mercy) E1 Dorado and at St. Edward's Hospital; Fort Smith, where she has been for the past five years. from his Excellency the Most Rev. Bishop Fletcher, thanking the Union for its contribution toward the furnishing of the Catholic Fraternity house in Fayetteville. Bishop Fletcher is requesting the continued support of this fraterni- ty during this year, so that it may continue its work during its pio- neer period which is always diffi- cult for any new organization. We are certain that all members so- cieties will heed the appeal of our most esteemed Auxiliary-Bishop. We again urge the continued efforts of all in the carrying out of the program of the Union. You do not see God, but He is near you like a friend, separated only by a curtain which conceals Him from your view, but doe., not prevent Him from seeing you. Your joy is as pleasing to God as the joy of a child is to its moth- er. ! - i I I ii . Plumbing And Heating REPAIR 8PEOIALIST * GEO. M. WOODS Call Z-$4 LittJe Ro i] l UlA J __. St. Anthony's (Continued from pa/'l:t f such a grotto. He also O because of its situation it  a particularly fitting pla" meditation; and that be$__. the fulfillment of the dre.., be an inspiration for m, jects of a like nature. I-IiS to those who made the gr0! Bible was ample compensa their sacrifice and work.. Bishop's concluding rero said, "This grotto will... as long as the Seminary,., And it will be used by, nlP,l seminarians in the futur. The ceremonies at th were concluded with the c of the Blessed Mother  Joseph Paterson, John Preuss, followed  payer of dedication to the Vrgin read by Bishop ,:*] The recession terminateaj Major House Seminary where Benediction of the Sacrament was given bY1 Fletcher. ! The Rev. Joseph A. Master of Ceremonies casion, assisted by the ! Harry Chinery. 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