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nothing is more that Catholic papers should have so that every good read- and warns, and promotes the Chris- PP.. XV. . The Official Organ of the Diocese of Little Rock, Arkansas A Catholic Paper is a Perpetual Mission.-- Pope Leo XIII. "The Guardian" in every home--ur motto. JOAN BY CATHEDRAL c---00ows Se00ce) I hedr, church of Car-] Lord Chancellor, of I first Anglican church do public honor to St. her canonization by Benedict XV. Beaufort sat with the in passing judgment Orleans, it is appro- cathedral church should t of an act of expiation and The statue of the Saint near to the fine a.an- ,f the former Cardinal , Little Rock, Arkansas, Saturday, June 16, 1923 TO HAVE Knights of Columbus State Council Proceedings In Convention at Pine Bluff THREE KINDS OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS By Rev. Dr. VCiihelmn Baron yon Captaine Cologne Correspondent , P,--xl. C. W. C. News Service) Cologne, June 4.--The interests of Catholic children in regard to edu- cation are expected to be fairly well safeguarded as the result of an agree- ment that has been reached through a conference of the leaders of the Cen- trists, the Bavarian People's Party, the German People's Party and the Democrats. Although the comprom- ise "does not entirely satisfy Catho- iics, yet, it does make provision for onfessional schools in which Catholic children will be taught their religion. Nothing however has been said of, the manner in which these confessional schools wiI1 be reserved or arranged or regulated and many important questions concerning them are still to of the statue took the end of May, and a prepared behind the the cathedral. The Dean wlo has taken the lead this memorial, has stat- that the act is to be one of expiation. The to the cathedral the subscribers by the of the County of or community school, which will give was formerly War instruction upon a religious and ethi- cal basis, ut without regard to any particular faith. This seems to be tx CRUCIFIXES CONTAINERS SMUGGLE DRUGS C. News Service) D. C., June ll.--Hol- being used by mem- ring" to smuggle United States, made here by Commission. sacred objects for con- to the federal a new departure on smugglers and indi- which they will go on their illegal busi- officials have been endeavors to smuggle country in dried fish bulbs, but the cases to light mark the in which sacred objects for such pur- DENOUNCE HOUR DAY IN STEEL MILLS be decided. The matter has still to be acted upon by the Reichstag. Three Types There are three principle types of schools provided for ]n te prelimi- nary draft of the agreement made by the party leaders. The first of these is the so-called "Gemeinschaft-schule" fair basis, but it is not important, as into these schools come children of all faiths and wifhout any faith; Chris- tians and non-Christians. The result is that the attempts to educate on a religious and ethical basis have no philosophical foundation and must be of such a milk-add-watery type that they can have no lasting impression. For Free Thinkers The second type of school will be for free-thinkers and will allow the widest latitude to both pupils and teachers. Catholic Ideal The third type includes the confes- sional school, which will be the ideal of the German Catholics. Even those Catholic parents who do not see eye to eye with the Centrist Party have gen- erously endorsel the confessional schools, in which the children will be instructed in their own faith and in an ethical system based upon that faith. It" is true that these -onfessional schools have no signs ver meir doors proclaiming them to be Catholic ele- mentary schools, but for Catholic children, that is what in reality they are. The scholastic curriculum and the school books must be in accord with the spirit of the faith professed by the pupils 'and the teachers who mpart knowledge to particular groups must instruct and educate ,the child in the spirit of his respective faith. In case the teachers do not so instruct and educate, they may, on protest, be transferred. PERSHING APPROVES MEMOmAL ARCH FOR LIEUT. FITZSIMMONS (By N. C. W. C. News Service.) St. Mary's, Kan., June ll.--The erection  of a memorial arch in honor of Lieut. William T. Fitzsimmons, the first American officer to be killed in action during the World War, has been ommended by Gen. John J. Pershing, chief of the American Expeditionary Forces, in a telegram received by St. Mary's College. "I take this opportunity," wired General Pershing, "to express my per- sonal /nd official congratulations on the patriotic spirit evidenced by the erection of this monument to the memory of the first American officer to lose his life in the World War. He was the first of tho gallant men of America who made the supreme sacri- fice on the altar of" country and civili- zation. Iti s peculiarly fitting that his monument should stand at the por- tals of his alma mater, where it will serve to instill in the hearts of all who view it a realization of the value and importance f the great principles for which he died." The message from General t;ersh- ing was received by the" Rev. John A. Reardon of the memorial arch com- mitee. C. News Service) C., June 6.--The epartment of the Na- Council issued statement with the Corn- Church and SoCial Ser- Council of Church- Service Commission Conference of Jewish the twelve hour industry, declaring it indefensible." The declares: of Organized religion in Warranted in declar- fnsistance that the regime must come to MEETING WORK OF MEETING is., June ll.--A public on the night of June 28 end the Catholic con- Strial problems, which June 27 and 28, ac- announcement of the I-Iaas, chairman of the is/expected to be de- of the proceedings sessions of the be an endeavor to public. S{xteenth Annual Meeting on May 8 and 9 Great Progress Is Shown in Arkansas New Councils to Be CharteredResolu- tions Adopted Pe1aining to Yearly Communion Observance of Holy Week--Masses Instead of Flowers for Deceased Mere- bers---Support of Catholic Press--Insurance Membership ..... Support of Diocesan Seminary to Provide Priests for the Arkansas Mission. (By L. J. Cecil, State Secretary.) , All delegates attended special Mass[mitted may cause infinite trouble in by Rev. Father Tynin at 8:00 a. m.,[the future. ' and listeneded to vry encouraging / Reinstatements . address from FatherSchaffer. Mem- / Every officer of our councils should bers marched in a body from the be a militant Knight in this great church to Eagles Hall. Meeting call- ed to order by State 'Deputy J.P. Hopkins at 10:00 a. m. State Chaplin Rev. Father Tynin opened council with a prayer. State Deputy Hopkins ap- pointed following committees: Cre- dentials-Bros. Steel, Jansen and Kir- choff. Resolutions : Bros. Welch, Carroll, Kerwin, Hoffman and Dr: Hayes. Committee on audit of treas- urer's books: Bros. J. Mason, A. '  " B Coohdge and IOns. 2elegrams: ros. Gilmore, Franey and Morris. Mile- age: Rev. Father Tynin. Bros. J. B. Kirchoff, Jr., and J. H. McGraw. State Deputy reads telegrams of congratu- lations and of Mass. State Council and from Iowa State Council in con- vention. Committee on credentials re- ports all members present as eligible State Deputy reads his report as fol- lows, which was received by the entire convention with rapt attention: Report of State Deputy To the officers and members of the Arkansas State Council of Knights of Columbus: . Brothers: In accordance with the laws and custom, I desire to offer herewith as State Deputy, my report to the State Council of Arkansas as- sembled today in its 16th annual ses- sion. Let me first extend to each of you fraternal greetings and a hearty welcome to this convention. Our or-[ der has achieved a commanding posi- I tion among the leading fraternal or- I ganization of this country, *and no one will gainsay that in reaching the high' pinacle of success which it occupms, that the same was won by the highest type of service to God, to country, to Church and to man and we shall maintain that position only so long as we, individually and collectively are willing to labor and practice self-de- nial. Creditable Showing On April 1, 1923, our membership in Arkansas as shown by the Supreme Office bulletin, was as follows: Coun- cils with 480 insurance members an(t 803 Associate member, totaling 1283 as for this period, this being a gain of 19 insurance members and a loss of 10 associate, or a net gain of 9 mem- bers for the State in the past year. While this is a very small showing, and it is to be regretted in a way, but when we take into consideration the unprecedented conditions existing throughout the country, and the visit of the Auditor from the Supreme of- fice in suspending a number of mem- bers upon the books, I conider this a very creditable showing. One Council Added It is with great pride and honor that I was able with the assistance of other members aid officers of this great order, to institute anti add an- other council in Arkansas in Febru- ary of this year, and I look forward with pleasure that there will be other councils added to the list in the very near future. The attention of subordinate coun- cils is called to the provisions of a special effort will be made by all councils to make a substantial gain in our ranks during this year, every eligible Catholic should be in our ranks, at the same time we must not sacrifice quMity for quantity. Strict Admission Regulations Our law regarding careful investi- gation should be rigidly enforced. Grand [nights are admonished to ex- ercise the utmost diligence to see that investigation committees perform their full duties. To quote the Su- preme Knight, "we want only ideal ?atholic gentlemen. We are not a reformatory, and the wrong man ad- work of trying to provide insurance protection for Catholic homes, the in- surance service of the order mus be exteni]ed, and no opportunity should be lost to impress upon those 'who PRESIDENT WARNS AGAINST BIGOTRY IN SHRINE SPEECH Secret Fraternity Shoukl Not be Made Cloak for "Conspiracy" (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Washington, D. C., June ll.---"Se- cret fraternity is one thing, secret conspiracy is quite another," declared lresident Warren G. Harding in a no- table address delivered before the tirst session of the Imperial Council of Mystic Shriners here last week. President Harding's address was marked throughout by striking sen- tences in which he emphasized that American fraternalism must be just if it is to survive. It was regarded as a stern denunciation of the use of d fraternal organization for the pur- pose of spreading the spirit of bigot- ry or of stirring up civic strife. Al- though the President mentioned the have not taken out insurance, that it name of no organization, it was un- is a duty they owe to those who are derstood by many that he desired to near and dear to them to be protect-]make a pointed reference to the Ku ed against that day when the earning Klux Klan when he declared that power of the insured member is ter- minated by the grim reaper. And while on the subject, I desire again to call attention to the large number of members who from one cause or an- other have dropped their membership, a ,.etermined effort should be made to induce them to rejoin. To Help Bishop in Seminary Efforts Brothers, you well remember sme 6f you at least, that at the last con- vention held in Little Rock, that in my report I recommended that we dem- onstrate m a substantial way our earnes and sincere desire to cooper- ate with and render all aid possible to his Lordship Bishop Morris of Little Rock in his effort to educate young men of this State for the Priesthood to serve in Arkansas at the institu- tion founded and fostered by him, by asking every member of the Knights of Columbus in this State to contrib- ute not less than $1.00 for this pur- pose and at that time I thought every knight wouM be proud of such actio rendered #y their representatives and respond favorably, but, my dear bro- thers, I am surprised at the responses from the members of an order big as the Knights of Columbus which boast of its wonderful activities m every- thing that is good and to be the right arm of the Catholic Church, to remain idle and indifferent while the forces of commercialized bigotry are at- tempting to deprive us of our rights. It's education that we need, it's more Priests we need, and good ones to cover the four corners of this State, to spread the Gospel of truth and light the way for the blind, wlo are straying for the light of faith. I re- gret to have to announce the result of the different councils in this Seminary drive as follows: Jonesboro Council No. 1072 with a membership of 91, has contributed $51.50, which is 57 per cent of its quota. Paragould Council No. 1713, with a membership " of 40, has con- tributed $40.00, which is 100 per cent of its quota. Helena Council No. 1770 with a membership of 120, has con- tributed $120.00, which is 100 per cent of its quota. Little Rock Council No. 812, with a membership of 427, has contributed $102.00, which is 24 per cent of its quota. Pine Bluff Council No. 1153, with a membership of 162, i has contributed $12.00, which is over 7 per cent of its quota. Fort Smith Council No. 996, with a membership "men lose their right of faternal bearing when they transgress the law of the land." Respect for Rights of Others "In every worthy order," said Presi- dent Harding, "the principles of civil and religious liberty, justice and equality are taught in lecture and ob- Iigation.'A respect for the rights of others, the very essence of fraternity, is stressed everywhere, until the rule of justice is the guarantee of right- eous fraternal relationship. "I like the highl purposed frater- nity because it is our assurance against menacing orggtion. In the very naturalness of association, men band together for mischief, to exert misguided zeal, to vent unreasoning malice, to undermine our institutions. "This isn't fraternity, this is con- spiracy. This is not brotherhood--it is the discord of disloyalty and a dan- [ ger to the Republic. "But, so lffg s 20,000,000 of Am- I ericans are teaching loyalty to the 1 ]'lag the cherishment of our inherit- I ed institutions aml due regard for con- stltutlonal authority and the love of liberty under the law, we may be as- sured that the future is secure. Fraternity Excludes Conspiracy "Secret flirnity is one thing, se- cret conspiracy i quite another. "Thc'e is an honest and righteous and'just-fraternal life in America; it embraces millions of our men and women, and a hundred fraternal or- ganizations extend their influence into more than a third of American homes and make ours a better Republic for their influence ..... In the lodge rooms there is moulded what becomes public opinion.   "A President would not be ethical if he related fraternal appeals to which he must turn a deaf ear. I will have said enough if l suggest that men lose their right of fraternal hearing when they transgress the law of the land." GERMAN CATHOLICS TO MEET DESPITE NATION'S DISTRESS (By N. C. W. C. News Service.) Cologne, June 4--The General Cath- olic Assembly will be held this year in Cologne on August 26, 27 and 28. of 379, has contributed $69.00, which There had been somed iscussion rel- is over 16 per cent of its quota. Hot ative to foregoing the convention be- Springs Council No. 1746, with a cause of the distress of the time, but, membership of 47, has contributed urged by Cardinal Schulte, the com- $9.00, which is 19 per cent of its mitee in charge met last month and quota. Appreciation of Assistance It is a source of great pride to be able to report to you during my term of office the institution of the Poca- hontas Council No. 244, with the able and loyal assistance of Brother Ma- son, District Deputy and members of Jonesboro Council, and I desire here and now to publicly express my deep and sincere appreciation of the aid and comfort rendered by these worthy brothers who have given so freely of their time and talent. In conclusmn, brothers, I wish to extend to you all my heartfelt appre- ciation for the supoprt which you t (Continued on Page 4) decided by resolution to carry on. The work was stressed as being more im- portant than ever, but it was decided that elaborate displays, such as pa- rades and public banquets, would be eliminftted from the program. Dr. Stoffels, Auxiliary Bishop of Cologne, who has charge of the speak- ers' bureau, has announced that the general subject will be "Pax Christi in regno Christi--Christ's Peace in Christ's Realm." Their dreariest details of life-the little journeys in an amnibus, the sul- phur of the Underground Railway, [foggy mornings--all are rendered less I opajue by a distant light on the I horizon. Number 52 SCOT PRESBYTERIAN ACTIVITY TO STOP INFLUX OF IRISH (By N. C. W. C. News Service) London, June 4.--The constant and increasing growth in the number and he prestige of Irish Catholics in Scotland has aroused the fears of the "1 General Assembly of the Presbtyerian urch in that country to such an ex- tent that an effort is being made to curb the activities of Catholics under [i the guise of the protection of Scbt- fish nationality and civilization. The ultimate aim of the Presbyterians is to exclude Irish Catholics from Scot- land. During Fne pst forty years the number of Irish in Scotland has in- creased from 327,239 to 601,304. In the past twenty years the Irish in Scotland have increased by oly six percent. Today the Glasgow archdio- cese, which has a population of about 500,000 Catholics, is not alone stre- er nume/cally than any other single diocese in Great Britain, but it is a notable" fact that 25 per cent of the population within its limits are Catho- lics. It is estimated that one-eighth of the' entire population of Scotland is Catholic. WOULD BAR ATHEISTS FROM TEACHING IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Sacramento, June ll.A recom- mendation that no teachers be em- ployed by the Sacramento Board of Education who do not profess some creed has been made by J. B. Giffen, a member of the Board, who believes that religion should play a greater parF in the lives of Sacramento chil- dren. The recommendation will e considered at a future meeting f the Board. "My principal reason for employing only teachers who believe in some is to safeguard the moral interests of our children," declared ..fffen. "It has come to my attention that some teachers, not particularly in ou de- partment, have only a sneer for reli- gion. I don't care whether our chin dren profess to be Protestants, Cath- olics or Jews, just as long as they be- lieve in God. Communism teaches im- morality, and that belief will mean immorality among our children. Such practices v/ill wreck our homes and that means the lmckbone of the na- tYon will be shattered." Giffen asserted that religion is los- ing ground in .alarming proportions andthat something should be done to check" the sentiment toward commu- nisrh that s sweeping ot only Cali- fornia, but other states. SINGLE LANGUAGE LAWS OF STATES ARE NULLIFIED U. S. Supreme Court Declares Them" in Conflict With Constitution--. Opinion Thought to Foreshadow Decision Against Oregon Compul- sory Public School Education Law, (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Washington, June ll.--By a vote of 7-2, Justices Holme and Suther- land dissenting, the Supreme Court of th United States has held the Ne- braska anti-foreign language law un- constitutional and has handed down similar decisions on cases involving other laws on the same subject passed by Ohio and Iowa. The effecl of the ecision it is believed will be to nulli- iy laws prohibiting the teaching of German or other foreign languages, passed by many States during and im- mediately aer the war. Such stat- utes, the.Supreme Court decided, con- stitute an unlawful infringement upon the liberties guaranteed by the Four, teenth Amendment to the Federal Uonstitution. The moment a soul recognizes that there may be a joy in pain which is absent from pleasure, she has taken the first step towards, the practical solution o the problem of pain. i,