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rt Decline Attributed ' ..... --"- I.. L y F ilue! E rig eli "--- "--" a a r o va ze ,o Ame,,00: , .,o ,. ,o., TO BUILD a Better Arkansas... a sha,. deeli.e w.,Id We a,e u.der a ,iivi.e We Nee TER! number of converts in obligatio,l to bring to these un- CatholiesYears to tolllt'differentiate.failure of cmnmitted millions tilt, fuU lI a CARPENTER Qualified by SERVICE "" ; lI en proseytizing and H " Rev. ,lohn A. O'Brien of Dame University acknow- that proselytizing has from favor as a result of of tile ecumenical among Christians, but lie that evangelizing is le responsibility of all ngelizing means bring- Gospel of Christ to with no Chris- Father ()'Brien "Ill this count,'y sur- that more than 70- l)ersoDs ]ll'O['ess I10 affiliation, and about more rarely, if ever, divine services. s means," lie continued, from Page 8) history wlwn evil men il ways can be met only oree; and if good men the result is the tri- of wickedness. struggle in Vietnam- earlier effort in Kqrea peace becausb it can the aggressors of tile wars of oppression be won, that they will )ut profit and without he declared. in, Vietnam (E) -- Four ing Catholics are among ministers and seerelar- the enlarged and re- d government announced Gen. Nguyen ()lies are said 1o be fairly IS among tile eandi- have filed to contest l)tember elections for seats in the Conslituent fly. are too nla(ly Calh- idates," ()lie Vietnarn- est comnmnl,ed. He to feel that the in- of the Catholie voters, Only l0 l)er eent to 12 ht of the population, lus be weakened. for a few al'eas where Predominate in tile a, there will not lie "tickets." The unily among the Viet- Catholics even in dan- times Ilas reportedly d two rival lists el candidates for one Catholic area. (I]l () __ The Front of of all Faiths, headed el- Paul ltoang Quynh, ed that it wuuld boy- for tile constitu- assembly planned for aber. as reasons tile )died iq tile electoral limitation imposed eeree on tile lifo.letted Front leaders called treasure of the Christian faith. Far from helping the ecumeni- cal movement," he continued, "a failure to do this actually damages tile ectunenical move- menl, which aims to bring all souls into the Christian fold." Father O'Brien said the be- ginning of tile convert decline coincided with the launching of lhe ecumenical movement by Polio John XXIII in 1960. The ensuring diseussion, he said, centered on tile l)rospect of re- moving lhe causes of the Sel)a- ration of Proleshmt denomina- tions, stemming from the reli- gious ut)hcawd of the 16th cen- tury. lie continued: "The age-old dream of a uni- ted Christendom h)ok posses- sion of all segments of the Church and created a spirit of warmth and friendship toward ot,r sellarated brethren, Cath. olic leaders rightly l)oinicd ()tit that tile immediate purpose of the newly opened dialogue is to achieve good will and mutual understanding. "This seems to have created tile impression that convert- making is conll)lelely out of style, because it might iml)air lhe ecumenical movement. Ilence there was an immediate slackening of the convert apos- lolate, which has continued to this (lay." for tile "immediate formation of a provisional revolutionary civilian gnvermnent." Asked in press conference whom he had in mind for the l/rovisional govermnent, Falher I loallg QUyllh answered vague- ly: "We suggest that the vari- ous political and religious groups should talk to the mili- tary council. We would like to have a refel'endum ell the l)er- son to head lhc governmellt." About a dozen men sat at a table with Father lloang Quynh during the press conference. In statements nlflde alld docu- ments issued at tile press con- ference, the tragic disorders (if the past three months were ignored. Thieh Phap Tri, a high-ranlcing men)her (if lhe group that fomented these dis- orders, was seated beside Fath- er Hoang Quynh. "Are the religious people here authorized by their own churches?" a Vietnamese jour- nalist asked. "Every man in the Front be- longs to some religion, but as a citizen he can involve himself iu political actions." Father lloang Quynh said. "1 am ill the group not as a clergyman but as a citizen. I am not here as a representative (if the Catholic Church." It is hard to say how many Ileol)le tile Front members speak for. They don't seem to have credentials from any of ganizations wilh enrolled mem- hcl's alld definite l)r()cedures. Former Admini,,Jrafive As,Cslanl to Governor Orval E. Faubus - Former Executive A,';si:;lanl to United Slate; Congre:;smaa Former Assislanl AIkansas Allorney General ". Past National Execulive Commilieeman, ]he American [egiorl '$k Pasl Slale Commander of lhe Americ,m legion ..,  lifetime member of lhe Di;al)led Ameri(:an Velerans [nlisled man United Slah:s Ndvy World War II I Commissioned Officer of Alkan,';dS Nalional Guard I Member Arkansas & Puhlski County Bar A.%ocialions "k Former Teacher and Plincipal in Public Schools of Arkansas Active in Civic and Fralernal Organizations I[ Practicing Atlomey Claude : WCAR.P NT R II LIEUTENANTGOVERNOR .11 Pol. hd pald for by Mrl. Claude Crpenter, T.V.'$ Iarba/a McHenrlt Do You Believe That... A judge should not quibble when it comes to the enforcement of plain mandates of the law.'? k A judge should be courageous, fearless, impartial and independent, seeking only to do justice according to the law? 'It A judge should keep his judicial mind pure, receiving no influence save that which comes , from the law and the facts? then vote for 1 i ii 00gr-k-k00r'k'k'k'k REPRESENTATIVE POSITION NO. 11 ELECT A WORKING MAN TO WORK FOR YOU! Pol. Adv. Pd. By O. B. Claud, Jr. , Pol. Adv. Pd. By U. A. Gentry Elect a Representative That You Will Be Proud Of- ELECT DALTON I)AILEY REPRESENTATIVE POSITION # 6 Businessman for 27 years in Little Rock. Supporter of all community projects. Member of St. Theresa Church. Member of Knights of Columbus. Past President of Catholic High Alumni Association and constant supporter of St. Mary's and Catholic High. I am opposed to socialism and communism. Will support any just legislation that is for all our citizens. Have the ability and desire to serve our state and you, I will be YOUR Representative  not for the radical few. I ask and will appreciate your vote and the votes of your friends. Pol. Adv. Pd. By Warren "Bud" Baldwin