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2::::)! ':'I!II i  :, :,: ....... : . , ii:' "i(Q PAGE TEN The Guardian THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE DIOCESE OF LITTLE ROCK Considered One 0[ the Highest Class Religious Paper in the South As the fiehl of the Diocese in- creased in population, Bishop Morris soon discovered that a medium in the form of a Catholic paper wouhl be necessary to reach the 23,000 Catholic population already located here. In 1911 the Catholic Publication Society was organized and the first number of tile Diocese organ "The Southel Guardian," now called "The Guard- inn," appeared on April 11th of the same year, under the editorship of Monsignor John M. Lucey, and the management Of A. B. Waterman. Monsignor Lucey was compelled to resign from the editorship chair after a year of initial press work on account of failing health and Bishop Mort'is was obliged to seek another to take up and direct the editorial columns of The Guardian. As it has since proven, his choice was most wisely made when he invited as Editor-in- Chief the VERY REV. A. STOCKEI{, O. S. B., D.D., Editor-inrChief. Very Rev. A. Stocker, O. S. B. D. D. the Prior of the New Subiaco Abbey, at Subiaco, Ark. This Benedictine educator and writer immediately be- gan to pen The Guardian into a po- sition among Catholic journals that won fox' it, and still continues to win for it most favorable criticism from the reli'ious and secul-lr press. Logic, philosopl W and theology gave to his timely papers a merit quite be- yond the ordinary, and his Guardian Tollowers, cleric and lay, are assured of orthodoxy on any question when subscribed by tile familiar "S" on the editorial page. A few years ago a well known Jes- uit e(tucator, without knowledge of the editorial personel, declared tlmt The Guardian was one of the best Cath- olic publications on the reading table of a well known Jeusit institution. He said that with others he always l followed the well written editorials of the one signing himself "S". One of the strongest editors of our Southern dailies, Mr. Mooney, of the Commer- cial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn., has pronounced Doctor Stocker as "one of the most direct thinkers in Ameri- can newspaperdom." The Guardian rightly congratulates itself in having such a guide in chief to bring it along toward its proper objective, as teach- er of our people. Rt. Rev. Thos. V. Tobin, D.D., Associate Editor. In the autumn of 1911 reinforce- ment came to The Guardian Staff, when the then Rev. Father Thos. V. Tobin, rector of St. Amlrew's Cathe- dral, attached to his manifold activi- ties that of assisting in the work of the Diocesan press. Besides his fre- quent and well directed writings on the timeliest topics, he came to the assistance of the managerial depart- ment in many ways which made for the betterment of this paper. The honor of Monsignor, and now of Rt. Rev. Doctor, do not in the least take him away from his old title of The Guardian's "guardian" in all the vicis- titudes of weekly press work. Rev. Edward A. Flannery, Associate Editor. The subscription "F" to an article on the editorial page stands for an- other valuable asset, which makes l for The Guardian a place among the up-to-date journals of Catholic press- dora. Over this signature we read the popular papers of the Rev. Ed- ward A. Flannery, pastor of the: Church of the Blessed Sacraraent at Waterbury, Conn., who, despite .hisl pastorial activities in a large city THE GUARDIAN, SATURDAY, JULY 31, 1920. parish, finds time to give thought and pen to the opportune .questions within the scope of Catholic leader- ship. His wo]'ds arc ever directive toward tim encouragement of our His is the forcible pen, and he draws compelling interest by his ready as- sertiveness of the tluth as perceived by his" alert and pereise mind when dealing with nations, with men, and I their affairs, with the political and ]ecclesiastical topics, as they come un- Ities" his learned scrutiny. Father I Flannery, a very close frieml of Bis- due this raced of worthiness. As managing editor he selwed The Guard- ian's interest in every I)hase of its make-ul). Ills was the business end Catholic citizens to feel the I)ri(le and princil)ally' but for the struggling in- . . rant p"ess the business end was with- manifest the power of the fret a that .......... lout 1 mits Time counted for naught, Is m chem. Faumr Fmnnery m t)re- ". .......... I day and n|ght, woix had to be done sere;rag nts vmw-1)omts atwavs Laesl ." to get the edition off the 1)re,;s l)esk the reader to the consderat on'nf a ....... ......... work aml press work were his, a, ml suDJeot Wl] cu l)erlaaps has no ])revlous ........... only those wire are to the press room nlll)ort; in ne way o1 serious x'elleC- tlon, but hehl up betol c u ul the ! tl'luni:tt.nll)fl ::,tll hit :h:s:u:g: :: light and within the tingles of his r(-, , . l their part in the founding of the lucent conception, we haxe to give I . . . . . . thought to his theme and (h'-tw from, paesent jouanal. With his paper work it the lesson he would have us obtain, i he also ;'.ssisted Bishop Morris in mat- I ters connected with the financial ad- lministration of the Diocese, antl in Iboth labors proved himself tim re- i liable, trustworthy and efficient man- ager. Mr. Mattingly brought to The Guardian the experience of the editor- ship of a high standing Kentucky weekly, issued at Lebanon. A gradu- ate of St. Mary's College of that l State, when coming to Little Rock he was enlisted for a shol time, be- tween other duties, as a teacher at Little Rock College. This institution Thomas W. Mattingly, M. A. Formerly Managing Editor, Now Treasurer. hop Iorris, from and afar extends the helping hand that the Bishop's press-apostolate may have the suc- cess his efforts and energies toward this great work deserve. Bishop Morris, The Guardian staff and its readers appreciate this helpful as- sociate and desire a closer relation- ship through more frequent editorial conversations. The Guardian's story and its his- tory cannot be written without giving to one man the full measure of de- served laraise for his untiring labors in making possible the regular issues of the paper during the past eight years. To Thomas W. Mattingly, is later conferred upon him the degree of Master of Als. His masterly ability in handling the manifold duties of his several positions proves that of al and craft he is indeed*a master. In November of 1918, Bishop Mor- ris seeing that The Guardian's success now called for the undivided atten-, tion of its management and realizing that Mr. Mattingly had been too h)ng overloaded, deci(lcd to fulfill a long established intention of l)lacinff in charge of the Diocesan organ a priest of the Diocese. UI) to this time the missionary wants of his diocese pre- cluded the employment of the clerg'y other than in parishes or at the college. With the ordilmtion of sex'- REV. GEO. H. McDERMOTT, Managing Editor. eral young men as priests of the Dio- cese, he felt free to install as man- aging editor one of the pastors hither- to in parochial service. His choice fell upon Rev. Gee. H. Paul's Church, Armstrong While as yet attached to anti its several mission, mott assumes tim Guardian and ix striving full service and to keel) it Catholic weeklies one of every sense of journalism. The Guardian is now from its office at 30,) Street. Connected with it at address is a Catholic known as "The Bookevy," tion for Little ROck, and be a helpful agency in the Catholic life of the Diocese. HELPING CATHOLIC There are four practical helping Catholic pay your subscription to I one Catholic paper. Third, advertise in it. to it, giving Catholic news, or criticizing its articles; take an interest in it. TO tical hints we add one it. Pray that tolerably lukewarm Catholics may a their slumber and reali.e other work is so neccssar pagation of Catholic ideals the Catholic press. The le of the secular press is God. We must not. We His view in everything and view along. It is always TRADE MARK COPYRIGHT 1919. 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