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8--TI-IE GUARDIAN JULY 22, 1966 PA U L MEER State Representative, Position No. 4. Born, raised and educated in Arkansas Formerly a rural school teacher Tree Farmer and Businessman 2 sons--one a veteran of servTcein Vietnam Former Trustee, Ouachita Baptist University President, "Keep Arkansas Green" Association eel. Adv. Pd. By Jess Malthews 00'Let00s put an ENDto Wheeler-Dealer Politics in the State Legislature. yy For**** HERBERT REPRESENTATIVE POSITION 13 eel. Adv. Pd. By Phillip Carroll I I I II I Compare Qualifications! Then VOTE to ELECT Your Representative POSITION 3 Serving PULASKI and PERRY Counties An Experienced Attorney-Accountant For TAX RELIEF and TAX REFORM/ Church Tries To End Riots Chicago (El- As tile West Side of Chicago was torn by disturbances involving teenage gangs, tile Catholic Church played an important role in re- storing law and order. hnmediately after the dis- turbances began, priests and Sisters in the area took to the streets urging people to return to their homes and keel) cahn. On Friday morning, three days after the outl)reak started, Dr. Marlin Imlher King, Jr., of the Southern Christian Leader- shill Conference, called an em- ergency meeting of I)rominent representativSs of government, the Church, business, labor, community organizations, and news media. Archllishol)John P. Cody was one. of the main slleakers, lie insisted that the groul) immedial.ely make prat- t i C a I l'econllnell(lali(lns for quicling the disturbances, and made a number of suggestions VIETNAM (Continued from Page 1) course, a precious thing and we do well to respect it; it does not, however, l)rovide the basis for being heard seriously on matters that require political, economic, social and strategic expertise," he said. "If it is true that war is too iml)ortant a matter to be left to the generals, it is also true to say lhat it is too eoml)lex to be left in the hands of inexpert citizens. Religious leaders in the community should be heard on lhe moral dimensions of power alld the l)ursuil: of peace, not as military stra|e- gists and political pundits. "Most statesmen would read- ily admit thai they would make poor clergymen, and it is l)rol)a- bly true the other way around," he added. The use of force is not always an evil, the cardinal said: "It can be 'love in disguise'." Ill a sense, he added, American sol- diers in Vietnam can be called peacemakers. "We do not live in a time of easy allswers, and lie ()lie kl-lOWS this I)elter than the young Am- erican heroes in Southeast Asia. No one wants l)eace more than do they, and no one -- let us emphasize it.- no one tonight is working more desperately for peace than are they. They are making peace Ihe hard way, but the only way it can be made ill a hard world which is only (m the way to finding ils ulti- mate ideals. "No (me likes war," he con- tinued. "least of all a war like the one in Vietnam, which is Mississippians Rebuilding Church Jackson, Miss. (El Committee of Concern, terfaith organization has tributed $1,000 for St. Joachim's mission m thage, Miss., which stroyed by fire on ,June 24. l)r. William P. 1)avis of Mississippi Baptist chairman of the who annou,med the donatii said destruction of St. chim's I)y apparent arson phasizes the need for all people to exercise their responsibility within community so thai, such acts might cease, The Cmnmitlee (ff ftn'med in 1964, has aided in l Imilding 39 I)urne(l churches Mississippi. The destroyed mission mulli-l)Url)osed -- serving ('oml)inalion church-s, tory, and recently used adult literacy classes of OEO l)roject sponsore(l by Natchez-Jackson Catholic cese. of his own. Afler the meeting, op Cody and his secretary hmnan relatitms and ism, Father Edward M. conferred with officials of Church Federation of Chicago and the Chicago of Rabbis. A .joint statement was pared by this group. It "We deplore lhe riots disturbances which have rul)ted the I)eace of OUl" C munity lhe past several nings. We appeal lo the nity to help resl(lre law ol'del'. "A basic principle of democracy is that law and grievances be through prncesses by the American We are confident lhal: the gro conl'nluIlily does not port acts of violence..." Archhishop Cody directed  priests and Sisters to be on premises of their churches, tories or convents after 7 I)ul until lhat hour they to walk cahnly lhrough neighborhood in pairs, I)arents to keep their indoors and passing out ha bills calling for l)eace alld def. Although only about of the more than one mill: Negroes in Chicago are C ()lie, il was gellerally felt lhe influence of the Chu went far beyond lhe of its Negro communicants. ugly, coml)lex, and in st aspects even incolll "But there are moments See VIETNAM on Page 9 DEMOCRAT FOR Circuit Judge Third Division Pol. Ad Pd. for hy John Blodge[