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PAGE EIGHT 'i"li| i i i . l I Bishop Oxnam's Attack On Church-Abroad ls Saurce Of Wonderment Not a few observers in Washington are wondering why Bishop G. Bromely Oxnam Of the Methodist Church, president of the Fed eral Council of the Churches of Christ in America, returned rorn a visit to the American armed forces in Europe---sponsored by the War Department---to make his most publicized report an attack upon the Catholic Church abroad. Bishop Oxnam, seemed to contend that Protestants will fight'for the right of Roman Catholics to worship in their own way but that the Roman Catholic. Church is il- iflerant te Protestants in those European _qo.ntries where it is dominant. Bishop Oxnam found an excuse for including this charge in his report on.his Eurdpean trip by asserting that no single sub- jeer wus discussed at greater length in his talks with nvnerous United States chaplains abroad. As quoted in the New York Herald-Tribune, Bishop Oxnam said "the Protestant chavlain who has faced the fact that, in coun- tries in which the Roman Catholic Church has a strong majority, full religious liberty is denied minor- ity groups, finds himself sorely troubled. He has experienced dis- abilities in the political field his fellow Protestants face." This causes particular puzzle- meat here. First of all, why should the bishop make it the burden of his talk? If he heard this from chaplains as their most universal observation: what were the chaplains doing? observers ask. Were United States Army chaplains spending their time proselytizing among the civilian population, and were they rebuff- ed? Certainly this was not the case. It didn't make any differ- ence whether  countrywas Ca- tholic or Protestant, army chap- lains were free to minister to U. S. soldiers, the job they went over- seas to do. No one claims other- wise. And what does Bishop Ox- ham mean by saying the Ameri- can chaplain "has experienced disabilities in the political field his fellow Protestants face?" Where do Protestants face politi- cal disabilities in any Catholic country Bishop Oxnam visited? Not in Italy, certainly. That is a Catholic country, but the govern- ment has been non-Catholic since 1870. Not in France, either. France, too, is Catholic by popula- tion, but hardly in the matter of government. Observers here don't believe Bishop Oxnam meant Spain. What with his association with the "Friends of the Spanish Republic," and similar groups etc., it isn't likely that he would wish to visit there, and of course U. S. Army chaplains have not gone to Spain. But wonderment here is not confined to why Bishop Oxnam made such a talk after a tour made under the auspcies of the War Department. The wonder- ment extends also to how he could give utterance to the charge he made. It has been asked here if he has not heard that Douglas Hyde, who has just retired as President of F_Are--an overwhelm- lngly Catholic country--was a Protestant and was chosen as Chief Executive by agreement be- tween the two great political part- "in this Protestant County of Catthness no person shah be eligible for the post of teacher, director of education or librarian under the county council who does not profess the Protestant faith?" Has Bishop Oxnmn not heard of the Ku K1ux Klan in the United States, and does he not know that in precisely those areas where Catholics were proportionately few-in number this organization flour/shed most? they ask. (N.C.W.C. News Service) "QUI VIVE?" (Continued from page 1) very little exercises all during the year, go on a vacation and in- dulge in strenuous activity to the detriment of their health and sometimes even at the cost of their lives. There Is a happy medium in everything. Every- body needs a rest, a relaxation from his ordinary occupation, call it a vacation or any name that suits the individual taste. A change is a rest. It is only neces- sary to get away from the usual routine of the office work or the sound of tile telephone. Vacations are not modern inventions. In the days of old, when the business[ life was less organized than it is[ ,low, people had their days of I rest from their daily labor. They I went on picnics or to a county fair ] or "attended a camp meeting. Events of this kind came at in-! tervals during the year and the gardless of what the actual form of government may be. France is spacing was much better for the general health 'than the present day annual reprieves. In modern j times, people have become so busy trying to earn a living that they never actually have a chance to c,joy life. Even the children are not allowed to live a carefree life, but are constantly plagued by the shadows of adult life that creeps into their school days. Va- cation is good for the body, but everyone should remember that there is no vacation for the soul. [Catholics may not go for a vaca- tion anywhere unless they can at- tend Mass on Sundays and Holy days. The United Nations conference commission voted unanimously to bar the France governmen of Spalfl from future membersliip in a new world organization. This is a rather high-handed method of precedure for a conference that claims to have for its purpose world peace. The alleged reason for this decision was that a goT- eminent established by the help of Hitler and Mussolini had no right to fellowship in a United Nations organization. It is rath- er a sad state of affairs when a gathering of tha world's leading THE GUARDIAN, JULY 6, 1945 I I II I A SHEIK. VISITS USOCLUB When delegates from Saudi Arabia to the United Nations Conference at San Francisco, visited the use Club in that city by the National Catholic Community Service, Sheik Abroad Abdut Jabbar fascinated the servicemen and hostesses with tales of hia native land. The Sheik is secretary in the political section of the Royal Court. Riyadh; Saudi, Arabia. (NC. Photos.) a F/scist because he has been so dubbed by his enemies and Rus- sia is considered a Democracy, because her leaders think that that is a nie, respectable name for a government. It seems to matter nothing at all to the United States and England that there was real- ly no distinction between the re- gimes that were in power in Ger- many, Russia and Italy. All three leaders were dictators, pure and simple. Anyone, who thinks that Russia has any right to be num- bered among the democracies, should read "The Soviet Iron Fist in Rumania," by Leigh White in the Post for the week of June 23rd. The author brings out the very point of which we are speak- ing. At the Yalta Conference, Marshall Stalin agreed with Mr. Churchill and Mr. Roosevelt to as- sist the liberated countries of Eu. rope" to create democratic institu- tions of their own choice, by democratic means, through free elections," The trouble is that, by the term "democratic", Britlan and the United States understand one thing, and Russia quite an- other. As far as the Rumanlans are concerned they had Just the same liberty under the Nazi rule that they have now under the Justice Not Based On Hate Writes Priest Washington. (E)---Acknowledg- ing that justice "demands that wrongs be righted and that the enemy pay for the unspeakable havoc he has wrought," the Rev. Joseph B. McAllister, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Ca- tholic University of America, in an article in the Washington Star, secular daily, here, contends that "justice never has been nor ever will be based on hate." Father McAllister decrys the fact that warnings against hate "arouse only angry disapproval, accusations of appeasement, soft- ress, coddling the enemy, forget- fulness of his crimes, and dis- oyalty to the dead and wounded." In contrast to this feeling he re- calls the recent story of the badly wounded Japanese prisoner who needed a blood transfusion. After a slight hesitation, the story goes, lbe American commander asked for volunteers and every man in the company offered his blood to I save the life of an enemy. "These young American war- lors," Father McAllister writes USO ll:EE::st. Little Rock.--Sunday serving at the U.S.O. Club will be in charge of the CathoDc Daughters of America with Miss Louise Malar- cher as chairman. Coffee and roles will be served from 10:00 to 12:00 in the morning. Refresh- meats will again be served in the afternoon at 4:30 $ollowed by group singing and dancing. A picnic and a swim party is planned by the Jr. Hostesses of the U.S.O.-NCCS Club, 112 E. 7th, ,for Sunday afternoon, July 22, t i Fair *Park. Servicemen and Jr. Hostesses will meet at the U.S.O. Club at 2:00 p.m. and the group i will go to Fair Park for swim- ruing, outdoor games and a picnic , supper. Miss Joan Osborne is Jr. Hostess chairman for the picnic :and she will be assisted by the Misses Louise Pietz, Florence Ba- jorek, Katherine Ktrchner, Jerry Crawford, Josephine Meyer, and Freda Dremelow. Following the picnic, the group will return to the club for in- formal dancing at 7:00 p.m. PICNIC (Continued from page 1) Peters, assisted by a group of Peters, assisted by Harry Snider, Curtis Sluyter, Roy PelleT, An- drew Bauer, Charles Herbert, Leon Siepela, Harold Mayes, Frank Schepp, Jack Finnegan, Dan Murphy, C. K. Call, Jr., Felix Malachowski, Louis Hoyt, Dalton Dailey, and Bill Hathcote. John Hvm will be in charge of the Country store, aided by Joe Roddy, Walter Koehler, John Pruniski, F. Quinn, L. Frederick, August Korte, R. K. Dittemore, E. L. Bennett and F. Kordsmeier. Wheel No. 1 will be directed by John Murphy, assisted b John Helbron; wheel No. 2, Francis Jackson; wheel No. 3, Pierre Lar- moyeux, assisted by Donald Reed; race horse game, Leo J. Byrne and Major Bernard Randoloh; chance gaffe, Joe Yeager. Cake booth will be directed by Dr. A. B. Tate; doll booth, Ed Pope, and Frank Oberle; gift com- mittee, Rev. John E. Murphy; dining room and kitchen, Mrs. A. J. Nabholz, assisted by Mrs. Oliver Echleman, Mrs. Leon Majors, Mrs. Helen Schultz, Mrs. Ray Blankingship, Mrs. John Kierre, Mrs. Edwin Hoyt, Mrs. George Berg, Mrs. John Wirges, Mrs. Herman Kresse, Mrs. Rosine Balmat, Mrs. Dan Byrnes, Mrs. ,John Pfauser, Mrs. John Wilson, and members of the various par- tshes assisting. The dining room committee as- sisting Mrs. Nabholz will be com- posed of Mrs. E. Marsh, Mrs. Leo Byrnes, Mrs. Louis Hoyt, Mrs. Wm. Roll, Jr., and member of various parishes. Mrs. John Pruniski is in charge of dinner tickets; Henry Miller and A. J. Nabholz, construction and building booths, assisted by Win. Gerke, George Guanella, Anton Nabholz, Henry Nabholz, Anton Schnettegen, Joe Binz, Wil- liam Binz, Frank Frederick and Tom err. Pope Pins Xll Receives Veterans Leader Vatican City. 0C)(Radio). Veterans o modern wars have a special role to play in the pro- motion of world peace, His Holi- ness Pope Plus XII said in re- ceiving in private audience Jeane A. Brunner, prominent Catholic layman and Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Speaking on the part to be played by leaders of war veter- ans in safeguarding peace, the Holy Father said: "If any group of men is set on reaching the coveted goal of peace, it should be the veterans of modern for- eign wars. They know what it means to be carried overseas thou- sands of miles from their families and friends, to have their studies or their business careers and am- bitions broken, perhaps ruined forever. They have experienced the cold and heat, the rain and mud, the fears and agonies of the battlefields." Pope Pins said that there can not be peace until men turn to God, Whose universal Fatherhood makes brothers of the peoples of all nations, and until justice and charity are made secure against physical aggression. The Holy Father concluded his remarks by invoking the blessing of God on Commander Brunner and his as- sociates in the great work for peace which they can accomplish for their country and the world. Missing Chaplain Listed As Killed In Action Sa France. ()A Solemn Pontifical Military Mass was of- fered here by the Most Rev. John J. Mitty, Archbishop of San Fran- cisco, for the repose of the soul of the Rev. James Walter O'Brien, Army chaplain and priest of this archdiocese, who has been report- ed killed in action. Father O'Brien was stationed in Manila at the beginning of the war and was later taken, prisoner by the Jauanese. He was among 1,725 prisoners of war on a ship unk off the coast )f China, ad- vices state. Five of the prisoners escaped in small boat and four others were picked up by the Japanese. The remaining pas- sengers have been listed by the War,Department as "killed in ac- tmn. Father O Brzen was or- dained in 1938 and served as as- sistant to lhe Five Wounds par- ish at San Jose, Calif., before en- tering the Arm, ]n--1"94"i7 Two Farmers' Institutes Duy.lng August For Dmcese - Rayne, La.The Very Rev. Msgr. Hubert Lerschen, regional director of the South of the Na- tional Catholic Rural Life Con- ference, has announced that two Farmers' Institutes will be held in the Diocese of Little Rock dur- ing the month of August. On August 5 and 6, New Su- biaco Abbey, Subiaco, Arkansas will be the scene of a meeting. !The Rev. Michael Lensing, O.S.B., is in charge of arrangements, and further information may be re- ceived from him. St. John's Home Missions Semi- I2aterned Mil 00U/V/re. Returns To By Faith Prospe! Sen00 St. Columbans, N  .......... :--:" ation after nearly l ........... internment by the aturday Evening Burma was a big thr d, William Owen Lawrence D. McMa]  against Progr umban missionary ,_ lVlr. Owen, who i But just as big .a ffa Consolidated S return to the Kac Michigan, speaks Upper Burma to di le and impartiali Faith had prospere rted out as an el absence. !or of the Progr According to a di 10wever he has th ed at the mission htlnction, which quarters here, Fath mnany, of being returned to Bhamo  hen he realized quarters from M$ 01 the system, he b found the town in 1 ! hl steps to the Church and house cl ! 0f the old, disc he also discovered th Mr. absence of priests, t . ha his repudiatl prospered among i system, whic tribesmen and that he dese were ready "to be advocates as the Church. The He sh among the Kachin the new ache, than 50 years ago. attempt to m "The people are conditions,' have their priest their efforts to them," Father the new de ed. "It is amazing devised several kept the Faith necessary to when they had to are, "Freeing and sufferings of and fe fare without the the school room our holy religion." dread of failu school cur Buddies Say of the av Soldier Had cla00 b rather Death Preparedness; pe to advance at With The 37th Progress." Mr. Philippines. he taught far J. Peters, a Catholic and he,,t! Cleveland who was he is thorm operator with a its good point., ies of that country? Has Bishop Oxnam not heard that the Caith- heSS County Council in Scotland recently adopted the attitude that statesmen cowardly that they make their de- eisious upon the labels that are applied to certain governments re- are so shallow or Soviet. The democratic rule that GOAD BROS. CAFE Conway, Arkansas they have is one that was set up by Stalin's agents. The free press that they have is the Russian con- trolled press, All other papers i whlch sought to publish the true state of affairs were suppressed. Honest citizens who remained op- posed to the Nazis during their regime there have been deported, Rumania has a typical Com- munistic set-up, and It is included among the democratic nations and Spain is Fascist. Americans and English dipiomat are certainly dumb or cowardly to accept this decision and so are we all if we let it stand. Four From 00e'P00sh Recelve Habit As Ntms Shreveport, La.--Four of the five who received .the habit of the Daughters of the Cross in the chapel of the community here were members of the same parish, St. John's of Shreveport. The fifth is from Marksville, La. "though probably thoroughly sickened with Japanese tactics realized their community of life with the dying prisoner and re- acted with the generosity and mercy of American fighting men." OffseTTing that "hate can only mak impossible the realization of tim peace we are fighting for," Father McAllister declares: "I do not think that the day of vic- tory will be delayed or the event- ral longing of the world for peace frustrated by men of good will everywhere striving to bring jus- ;/'e and mercy into human affairs. I do think that unless men learn how not to hate one another and do learn how to understand nd help one another peace is a dream and the bright new world a fan- tsy." Pope Receives William C. BullRt Vatican City. {His Holiness Pope Pins XII received in pri- vate audience yesterday William C. Bullitt, who has been United SCHOOLS (Continued from page 1) all children, regardless of the school they attended, it should be :allowed to do so without any in- terference from the Federal Gov- ernment. He insisted that, in framing a law for Federal aid to education, we must think above all things of the child. Why, President Graham asked, should a school bus driver be re- quired to ask a child whether he or she is going to a public school or non-public school? "We should Rot deny any child the right to walk on public sidewalks," he said, "so why should they be de- nied the right to ride in a public chool bus taking children to school?" # When you begin to be infinitely wicked and God ceases to be in- finitely merciful, then you can be- gin to despair. nary, Little Rock will offer an- other Institute on August 7 and 8. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. James E. O'Connell, Rector should be con- sulted. Other institutes held in the South wlll be in the Archdiocese f San Antonio during July, and battalion of the Among th must have had a pr .as most. tragic, s-- impending death the.. . m me cms he was killed in acti of this, after Georgia Island  Were devempe SO say his buddies,,lY insnborn long vigil of prayer ^][ ve system pea They tell how he P['tuealing with tL the night as though o, at,airs, an., paring himself for a ,.aools began his God on the morr0, waO were a men Death came to yoUt public began following day as he  was a juvenu a trail to a stream of[.  Yeh to deal. from a Japanese Ogressive Edu ended the soldier careL',,  sense, soon re whom his comrades ult tit system ha devout Cathohc l the related It is ow wh' . the main P a sodolity choir thoug dure in the memory Even long after the war iS l Cceeded in de calling a religious diset etalitics, wn he conducted every S_tw aid still be a. ing, one of his felI0,,cause-ee undisc said: "The type of  people ar asked indicated' his d' threats tu in and zeal for the  for the I ligion. He frequently  that more [with his own- magnif lIr. Owen, : - "ll Will return Feast educational Marked ,,,.., VVIUl o|enln ublishing th Vatican City. {E)--('.ls.wa.'Was unanimous 1he eve of the Feast O[l--al to the Uni ties Peter and Paul,  lttion. It see Pope Plus XII descltl opinion th vately into St. Peter'-.lt_lersoval affr the traditional venerl[t_  and not to tombs of the Apo..L,er eomme Basilica, bedecked witJl.tdoor is stil mask drapings, was.t., cl.terthe select afternoon Wl Thursday t,-eaPable of f "-aia that can and soldiers for the sm] famous '0 Felix Romd,  restore the ' repeated on Friday. ,t_ts to pow Thousands of the faitl'tLt|ons at th ed the Solemn Mass ce*1:, -'l.rted by th His Eminence Feder/'l,_ since Fran r by Hitler, h 'i ica.Le no Tedeschin/.  'Wr must Conway, Arkansas A kind man is a man who is States Ambassador to Russia and I,Z never self-occupied. : to France. II A. J. Hambuchen C O N W A Y N E W S [' .................................................................................................. ' .................................... ' ..............................................  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