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++ti !I },i PA GE FO UR THE GUARDIAN, SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 1923 " LITTLE ROCK COLLEGE I eign born who become naturalized are COMMENCEMENT NIGHT 1 no more Americanized than are the in-  ORATORICAL OCCASION habitants of the Fiji Islands. (Continued from Page 1) he is well known in the athletic cir- cles of the state. He was first stu- dent in the history of the college to earn a letter in football for four con- secutive years. He also won a place on the all-state football team two years ago. lie has always taken a prominent part in athletics at the col- I A State of Min. Just as some foreign-born who have become naturalized canno be called Aericanized, so, too, cannot all born on American soft be classed as Americans, unless they stand for certain principles. Thus to be able to classify and designate anyone as a real American, the determining fac- tor is not the place of his birth, but square unless that one is familiar with the rules of the game, and plays the game according to the rules. He who plays the game without know- ing the rules or knowing the rules, plays not in accordance to the rules, becomes not only a nuisance but a source of danger to all the players in the game. This holds true for foot- ball, baseball, or any game wherein others are involved. The greatest game of our life is that of being a real, genuine, sincere and consistent lege, and holds the honor of being ad- jutant of the American Legion Post at the college. He finished the military department this year at the college. I James F Tuohey, treasurer of the] senior class, and who also shared the I honor of second place also is a Little I Rock boy. He started at the college I seven years ago in the high school de- [ partment and has always taken a prominent part in the college's plays and minstrel shows. He was secre tary of the Officers' Club and finish- ed the R. O. T. C. last year. He has the honor of being a cheer leader. He has been historian of the Morris De- bating Society for the past year and a member of the college rifle team. Rabbi Jack's Baccalaureate The baccalaureate address to the class of 1920 was delivered by Rabbi Emanuel J. Jack, Congregation B'Nai] Israel, Little Rock, upon whom was conferr=d the same evening, the de- gree of Bachelor of Laws. The Rabhi I in introducing his subject, "Un-Amer-! icanized Americans," brought out the I unique feature of the Commencement exercises, when he alluded to the fact of a "Rabbi," in the presence of a Catholic Bishop and his clergy in a Catholic-founded institution, deliver- ing the baccalaureate address to a. graduating' class, fifty percent of whom wore Protestants. For him it stod for just such a brotherhood as I was in the minds of the great men who founded this republic on the basis f liberty and equality, the freedom to live and work and worship, as each citizen held "it unto himself to be the state of his mind regarding what America is and what,it represents, what it stands for and what it strives for. If the state of mind regarding America and her purposes is the right one, he will catch the right vis- ion anti mus recognize and realize and appreciate the fact that "God built Him a continent of glory and filled it with treasures untohl. He studded it with sweet flowing foun- tains and graced it with long, winding streams. He carpeted it with soft, rolling prairies, and pillared it with American. And to play that right and proper and true, it is of fore- most importance to know the rules, to be perfectly familiar with the rules, aml then to apply them and put them into practice at all times. The better the knowledge of the rules and the greater the profession and exercise thereof, the better and higher type of American unfolds and develops. The book wherein can be found all the fundamental principles and rules gov- erning this grandest and noblest of all games--The True American--is thundering mountain. He sheltered it that divine instrument the Constitu- with deep shadowed forests and filled them with song. Then He called unto a thousand peoples and summoned the I bravest amongst them. They came l from the ends of the earth, each bear- ] ing a gift, aml a hope. The glow of I adventure was in their eyes and the glory of hope was in their souls. Nation of Love. Out of the bounty of the earth and the labors of men, out of the longings of hearts and the prayers of soul, out of the memory of the ages and the hope of the worlds, God fashioned a nation of love, blessed it with a pur- pose divine, and called it "America." Wherever such sublime feeling for America pervades, there will be found genuine Americans imbued with the spirit that filled and thrilled the fa- thers and founders of these Unitel States, who thought and taught, and felt and sang as did the poet who gave expression to his soul's inner- ,most emotions as he voiced his love for his country and the understand- !ng of its mission in the beautiful and tion of the United States. When the Constitution of these United States is'more universally rec- ognized as divinely inspired, and is given its rightful place alongside the Bible on the pulpits of all Houses of Worship and on the altars of all Lodges and in the rooms of all ho- tels, it may be more widely read and understood and put into practice with a better and broader understanding of one's own rights and the rights of his fellow countrymen. So may it be. "AMERICANISM" By Rabbi Emanuel J. Jack Director and Chairman of Americani- zation Commissioh I am most wonderfully created. I am most beneficently blessed. I am'the product of the ages. I am the embodiment of innumer- able divinely inspired ideals that have been suffered and struggled for since the sun of creation. I am spiritual heir to an Abraham, a Jesus, a Mohammed, and other ST. MARY'S ALUMNAE REUNION AND BANQUET Mr. St. Mary's Alumnae hId its fifteenth annual reunion .and banquet at the Academy on Saturday, June 2d, 1923. The business meeting took place in the auditorium at four o'clock instead of three-thirty as was pre- viously announced. In the absence of the president, Mrs. Thomas Lafferty, first vice-president, Miss Mary Dons- hue, presided. Mother Ignatius open- ed ]e meeting with a prayer. Roll was then called by the recording sec- retary, Mae McDonald Harmon, but the minutes of the June, 1922, meet- bg were not read, owing to the fac there was so much new business to be transacted, aml also the lateness of the hour in the opening of the ses- sion. Mi Madras Dunn of the class of 1923, made a very beautiful plea on behalf of her class for admission into the association. Miss Tofelia Matelski made the response. Scholarship Awarded The chairman of the scholarship was next called upon for a report and Mrs. Ed Meek stated that on Satur- day, April 26th, the day appointed for the competitive examination among t]ie highest averaged pupils of the various Catholic schools in the "city, that Miss Grace Johnson of Our Lady of Good Counsel School, was the only contestant present, and suggested tat instead of naming another day for the .examination to be held that I the scholarship be awarded to Miss I Johnson. The suggestion was put in the form of a motion and the motion carried. Mrs. Aristo Brizzolara, Jr., made a motion to abandon the schol- arship indefinitely, and after this be- ing voted upon her motion carried. Report of the correspomiing secre- Jury, Mrs. Ed Mahoney, was made and accepted. The report of the treasurer, Miss Bernardine Sminck, showed t]fere was a balance of $1,452.90 in [ the treasury. Tender Tribute mee, right and just within constitu- tional bounds. Unstinted and generous applause followed the truly oratorical outbursts of Rabbi Jack 'as he word-pictured America truly and true American- ism. It seemed no effort on his part l 'o word hls sincere conwchons and hs heartful expressmns sank deeply I to the minds and hearts of the au-' dience,which seldom heard America and true Americanism exalted and I glorified so eloquently and so feeling-' I ly as by Rabbi Jack on last Thursday night. The Guardian holds it as a great privilege to present to its readers this i admirable expression of all that is in, by and of America a2d its citizenship. n-Americenized Americans. I msprmg words: "And Named His Work United States" When God created Heaven and Earth. And all of everlasting worth, And gave the birds their names aml songs, And all the nations spoken tongues, And gave each flower its scent .and name, Upon a task all new He came. He sought a name, a name to call, That would a blessing be to all. A name for all the true and great, That He would yet some day create. ,And radiant angels strove to find A name to suit the Maker's mind, Until He bade them cease debates, And named His work United States. Significance of Americanism. There has been more said and writ-, Only when one understands and ap- ten during he past decade regarding preciates the divinely appointed pur- Americanization than all the rest of poses of America, is one able to corn- the years of our national existence, prehend and grasp the real meaning For years have we been feeding mind and significance of the term Ameri- and eye with havoc and horror--de, canism. The genuine meaning of the struction and devastation, carnage word Americanism is embodied in the and human hatred have been rampant principles pronounced presented and and have poisoned the hearts and heads of countless creatures. Such un- ' proclaimed in that document of docu- civilized condition developed overly emphasized degrees of difference, and openly established innumerable insti- tutions of intolerance. It has invad- ed hitherto inapproachable nd im- pregnable fortresses of freedom, and has violated and desecrated freemen's most sacred and inalienable rights. In ments, the Constitution of the United States, wherein are promised and i guaranteed Freedom of Assembly, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Press, Freedom of Worship, Freedom of Con- science, Regard for Law and Order, Justice and Equality for all the in- habitants of this land. These princi- short, it has tended to create a sort plea represent the fundamentals of of Satanic spirit of spitefulness and t Americanism. Only he who stands for hatefulness, these fundamentals of Americanism He who is possessed of such savage can, in truth, be regarded as an Amer- pt finds hmself hopelessly hostile lean. ' :He who does not is still un- toward anyone or anything that' Americanized no matter how loud he thinks, talks, believes or behaves oth- may sing the national anthem or pub- erwie than he himself does. The liely parade his so-called American- consequence is that we in this land ism' no matter how regularly he may have as many' individual and group' wear the American flag in his button- opinions as to what an American is or hole, he does not carry it in his heart, should be, as we have such sinister if he fails to regard and respect the spirits, t fundamentals of Americanism as In the final analysis, however, the found in the constitution. Such self- inhabitants of our country fall into styled American is no more an Amer- two distinct cUvisions, namely, the lean, even though he be born in these Americanized and the Un,American- United States, than is that worshiper ized. a truly religious man who prays on The un-Americanized can be sops- l his knees on Sundays and preys on rated into two groups--the native fellowman the rest of the week. Any born and the foreign born. Some for- I organization or group that is at vari- eign born are imbued with the spirit ance with the fundamental princi- of America long before they ever pies of the constitution, no matter how reach the American shores, and are in high-sounding or seemingly patriotic reality Americanzed even before they their principles and purposes, needs become naturalized. They are genu- Americanizing and brands itself un- ins Americans in-everything except in Amqricanized. Any inhabitant of this the accident of b];. Within their country who defies and belittles the breast surge the :i. for freedom law of the land desecrates and be- thatforce them' :dae family, smirches the flag of the land. Any riends, and fatlerlandgwithin their man or sot of men who fail to up- hes are enshrined the ' priceless hold the constitution are trampling pineiples of:lib+try'and Justice. With the American flag under foot. Whe such the American spirit:is there in law and the rights of others are dis. all its magnffieence  need not ] regarded, the flag that stands for law driven in but o1? brought out. and 'equality.is likewise'disregarded Brought out and exalted through eym- and sullied, and those responsible are pathy and ooperat|o. Truly, such not only un-Americanlzed, but guilty foreign born abound in our land and of treason in being traitorous to'the beyond a doubt that noble tradition of America. is, indeed, a state of Rules of the Game. hand many for-" No one can play a game fair and fearless, peerless preachers and teach- t era .of Justice, Love and Righteous- hess. I am golden fruit of sacred seeds sown by all creeds. I am the proud possessor of price- less privileges. I possess what I possess through the tears and blood spilt and shed by martyr and patriot of all times and climes. Miss Anna Joyce in arvery touching and beautiful manner, read "A tribute to the lafe Mother Patricia." Copy of which will be found elsewhere in this week's Guardian. Mae McDonald Harmon made a motmn, which was seconded by Miss Bernardine Sminck and adopted by the assocation, that this tribute be accepted and put on file. Miss Mary Donahue, acting I am the trusted transmtte.' ' of and tmppiness'of humanity hang it, a treasured truths, l measure upon what I do or omit to I am to prize and preserve them ldo. perpetually, pursue and pr,oclaim I am to strive sincerely and stead- them pers.istently. '" lastly to secure for this God-serving, l am a mixture of manifohl miuds, the moat abiding of each race is part of me. I am transfused with the passions of lovers of liberty, fighters for free- dom and helpers of humanity of every century and every country. I am, I believe, possessed of a blood richer and nobler because of my spiritkinship with a Moses, a Le- onidas, a Maccabeus, an Alfred, a Joan of Arc, a Roger Williams, a Pu- laski, a Patrick Henry, a Franklin, a Washington, a Jefferson, a Hofer, a Toussaint L'Ouverture, an Emmett, a La Fayette, a Bolivar, a Louis Kos- suth, a Kosciusko, a Mazzini, a Gari- baldi, a Lincoln, a Carl Schurz, a Gambetti, a Roosevelt, a Wilson, and otheP such similar souled servants of past and yet unborn generations. I am caed unto an unlimited ser- vice unto mankind. I am sacredly bound by unnumber- e(I doctrines and duties. I am measured by my manliness, and prompted to prove others by theirs, regardless of religion, rank or race; heedless of creed, class or color. I am worthy of my heritage in pro- portion to how I proceed to protect and promote it. I am a powerful radio charged with the broadcasting of brotherly love and toleration. I am a unit of that almighty agency, the U. S. A.The United Service Association, the world's great- est organization for the disseminat- ing of love in place of hate, bigness in place of bigotry, and peace in place of prejudice. I am therefore anti-none of God's creatures but pro all God's children. I am debtor to countless beings that have gone before and who have as- signed their rights to you and you and you, to whom I am obligated by unbreakable" bonds of gratitude. I am part of a new experiment in a new world, I am a' chosen member of a blessed partnership between God and man. I am because of this distinctive and distinguished relationship required to realize and recognize my part and my place in this great God-appointed partnership mission. I am one of many with a marvel. ous past, a duteous present and glorious future. I am one of many with like aims ambitions, and aspirations similar op, portunities and obligations. I am to understand that the be man-serving scheme a sure success. I am to speak or seek nothing that may postpone or prevent the possi- bility of perfect democracy and gen- uine brotherhood. I am to produce not even the slight- est note discordant in the human har- mony destined to prevail from ocean to ocean and from border to border I throughout oar liberty-loving land. I am to thank unceasingly the uni- versal power that has placed me here in this particular paradise. I am to pray ever never to forget even momentarily the high and lofty demands of duty devolving upon me through such sublime selection and consecrated choice. I AM EVERY-AMERICAN. Bishop Morris Speaks After he presented the graduates with their degrees and honors, and cot)ferred the Doctor's Degree on Rabbi Jack, Rt. Rev. Bishop Morris concluded thq program numbers with a short aldress of congratulation and commendation for the great treat vouchsafed all who were so fortunate to be at Little Rock College Com- mencement this year. He stressed his pleasure in hearing the Rabbi so earn- estly and so sincerely portray true American citizenship. He, too, would lave the flag enfold and the consti- tution guard a citizenship such as the Rabbi held up to be cherished and honored and protected by every one calling himself an American. The Bishop has no gear of any band of the ignorant, the bigoted, the in- tolerant or the fanatical giving this great nation of ours great or lasting concern. It was founded and foster- ed by great men; we have still great men among us, we shall always have them and such little whirlwinds of bigotry and intolerance new dust- ing up the national horizon, give him very little concern, but great sorrow indeed, when he thinks that a sane and decent citizenship is contaminat- ed by the closeness of such a sham. He was keenly impressed with the notes of scholarship and patriotism which followed so truly in the ad- dresses of the graduates. He said that Little Rock College was no long- er a try-out, but by its grand work s in the education and training of our young men, in the evidences it gave ths year, surpassing all past years the College takes its place as one of the foremost educational bulwarks of Little Rock andkrkansu. president, read a very interesting let- [er 'from the president, Mrs. Thomas Lafferty, who is spending the summer in California, expressing her regrets on not being with us at our annum reunion and banquet. The recording secretary was instructed to send Mrs. Lafferty a telegram regretting her absence. The corresponding secre- tary was advised to send letters to M'rs. Gee. Cunningham and Mrs. Ben Bartlett regretting their absence from the metting. Mae McDonald Hat- Alumnae, was then Wisner in her usual ner presented Miss who gave a toast to :After hearing the wit MTss Trapp's toast, understands the extent Mrs. Frank Borden wa duced in a toast to "The 1923." Congratulations :to den for the manner toasted the Class of 1923. tie Du Val in her t0t men, chairman of the Entertainment Guests" made our Committee, made her report. Report of Circles The chairman of the different cir- cles were called upon for their re. port, which resulted as follows: Miss Lillie Field, chairman of Cir- cle No. i was not present, therefore no report given on her circle. Mrs. M. M. Hansen, chairman of Circle No. 2, reported $107.50 in the bank and Mrs. Aristo Brizzolara, chairman of Circle No. 3, reported $60.00. Officers Elected The election of officers resulted as follows: President Mrs. Justin Matthews. 1st Vice President--Miss Mary Donahue. 2nd Vice President--Mrs. Aristo Brlzzolara, Jr. rd Vice President--Mrs. Dan Boone. come and glad to occasion. Mrs. toast "Some 100 per proved very in thoroughly enjoyed by Catherine Wood was toast, '"How to Make Known Throughout last, bfit not told us of the :As this subject is graduates, Miss in the hearts of all Te officers of Mr. Alumnae will Sunday afternoon st June 10th. ORDERS BRIDAL STRIPPED Reading, Pa., MaY which sought te make a Recording Secretary--Mae McDon- rings were ordered ald Harmon. side-o]-an automobile Correspomting SeCy.--Miss Margue- rite Field. Parliamentarian--Miss Anna Joyce. Collection of dues was next in or- der. The new president, Mrs. Justin Matthews, appointed Miss May Let- zig as chairman of a special commit- tee to get up a Year Book. Miss Let. zig was allowed the privilege of se- lecting her own committee, consisting of Miss Anna Joyce, Miss Adema .Hodgins, Mrs. Ek Meek aml Mrs. Sylveser Hampel. The president, ][rs. Justin Matthews, announced that all other committees would be ap- pointed at a later date. Miss Mary Donahue made a motion, which was seconded by Miss May Letzig that a new constitution be drawn by the ex- ecutive committee and submitted be fore the association at a regular meeting. Building Fund Mother Fidelis was called upo n to tell the members of the Alumnae what she wished the as.ociation $,o do in the way of raising fUndS for the wedding couple to lic church before Degnan, rector of the proceed with the Father Degnon riage is a sacrament Fdemly an'd unsightly to ridicule the sacred SALE-ARMY We have just stock of ARMY to be sold PRICE $2.75. per cent soli double soles uppers are of leather with making them shoes are advise you to insure your The sizes are Pay Postman send money if shoes are nc THE U. 1441 new annex, other than the $5,000 al- PgL " " ready pledged by the organization, and she made a very interesting talk SURPLUS concerning an insurance fund carried in the way of an endowment by mere- We lmve bers of the Alumnae. This matter is to Stock from be discussed thoroughly at a later by mllia$ tim n meeting. I ollowing the adjournment $0 Per mt above of the business meeting, all members lu assembled in the chapel, @here bene- fN,00. Tide diction was given by Father Fletcher. Banquet At 8:30 the doors of the banquet hall were thrown open. The decorat- ing committee, Mrs. Ed Mahoney, Misses Louise and Marie Mahoney, were complimented very highly on the Ieautiful decorations. At each place there was a nut basket of lavender and white and a hand painted place card. Peonies and roses were the flowers used. At the conclusion of the dinner, the president, Mrs. Justin Matthews, introduced Father Fletch- er, presideut of Little Rock College, and a guest of the evening, who gave a very interesting talk. The toast- mistress, Mrs. S. E. Wiener, one of the most popular members of .the fetter ess5 ef ear u well am e Ntt.00 m Bankers Trust Co. 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