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6  THE GUARDIAN AUGUST 5, 1960 BEHIND IRON the L CURTAIN (From N.C.W.C. Polish Priest Jailed i Berlin  A priest its commu- nist-ruled Poland has been sen- tenced to 3O months in jail, ac- cording to reports reaching here. Father Jan Kus, a professor of canon law at the seminary in Gorzow, was sentenced on a charge of hiding a woman sought by police for embezzlement, re- ports said. Soviets Found University Of 'Scientific Atheism' Rome, --Soviet Union author- ities have founded a university of "scientific atheism" at the city of Dnepropetrovsk in the Ukraine, according to reports received here. According to the reports, chemical experiments will be conducted at the center to "re- fute scientifically the existence News Service) of God." These experiments aim to prove that the world, life and different kinds of living spe- cies were able to begin existence without the creative action of God. Elsewhere in the Ukraine, an institute at Vinnitsa has been organized to foster "scientific and atheist education of students within the school framework." The reports indicated that de- spite the buildup of atheism in the Ukraine, there has been a stubborn clinging to religion. The newspaper, Robotnyschna Gazeta, published in Kiev, re- cently deplored the existence of a "catacomb church" in the city of Dnepropetrovsk, seat of the new university of atheism. The paper said young people have gathered together in secret to pray in common and read the Gospel. British Television Criticized By Committee It Organized London, (E) -- A committee set up by Britain's television networks to evaluate the impact i of television on children has l roundly reproached the networks for broadcasting "drivel" and debasing material. The committee, created by the British Broadcasting Corpora- tion and the Independent Tele- vision Authority, pointed out that between 34 and 81 per cent of all British children watch television during the three peak hours from 8 to 9 P.M. The committee commented on various kinds of entertainment presented by the television net- works during those hours. go Doubt About It! is*ss about word meags or _mlling... for people judge you o how you speak and writel, Ne deubt ebout it, Webster'aNew Collegiate Dictionary helps)you more effectively, write mo actrately, and  with more demtanding--whether in btmine, fm school, or at home. Gain eonf dee and authority with this best, handy-size " 4imry! t 25,000 e, 1,196 pages. ,300 t*rm a. .  "  Gee the belt  TODAY -- Guardian Press Store 311 W. 2nd Little Rock, Ark. --On shows featuring violence: "The committee believes that even if no scientific evidence yet exists for the harmful effects of such violent incidents, common sense argues that the cumula- tive effect of their constant rep- etition is more likely to be in- jurious for children than not." --On popular songs: "Too many lyrics broadcast are mere- ly drivel and have a generally debasing tone which is to be deprecated. Much of the empha- sis ill these lyrics is not on sen- timentality, which has its gen- erally innocuous place, but on a degraded attitude to sex." --On plays: "A casual ap- )roach to marital fidelity is of- ten discernible, going beyond :he license traditionally permit- :ed to comedy." --On quiz shows: "The night- ly gloating over rich rewards for )uny efforts must in the long term encourage the development of a false set of values in rela- tion both to money and to know- ledge." The committee analyzed the problem as follows: "The core of the problem is the need to ensure that children are not given an insufficiently varied picture of the adult world by the rapid succession of pro- grams to which, by the nature of the medium, they are expos- ed. "While the adult may be able to evaluate what he sees, chil- dren may not..." The committee recommended that the BBC and the ITA for- mulate a joint statement com- mitting themselves to the pre- sentation of programs suited for children during the peak hours of viewing. It declared that broadcasters cannot leave to parents the en- tire responsibility of supervising the television fare of children. Campbell, Mallory Calvert & Hornor INSURANCE OF ALL KINDS Aetna Floor Wallace Bldg. Little Rock, Arkansas ]Phone FR 4.0225 Thank You For Your Support I deeply appreciate all the help and support ': by my friends in Pulaski and Perry Coun- ties, and I am grateful for the confidence so many of my fellow citizens showed by vot- ing for me July 26th. I hope to merit the honor through my service as your Prose- cuting Attorney. Rome Post Msgr. Joseph Zryd, (above) Vicar General of the Diocese of Marquette, Mich, has been named spiritual director of the postgraduate house of Rome's North American College. He will take up his post at Casa Santa Maria dell'Umilta, on September 1. (NC Photo) ftolds Today's I'outh Spoiled By Easy Living New Orleans, ba.--As things stand now are American youth the hope of the future? Or are they only carbon copies of their i parents? It is the contention of a Jesuit educator who for the past 14 years has traveled the nation lecturing to young people that the youth of today has had it too good. "Everything has been handed to them on a silver platter," The Rev. Louis J. Twomey, S.J., staff member of the Summer School of Catholic Action and director of the Institute of Industrial Re- lations at Loyola University, pointed out. "Consequently they are just as willing to accept the problems of the under-privileged as nor- mal state of affairs as long as it does not affect them. "The idea of unemployment, migratory labor, interracial in- justice, etc., makes no real im- pact on their conscience," he said. The Jesuit priest believes that our young people.are , not suf- ficiently alive to the problems which face us nationaiy and im ternationally. "Since they have had it so good," Father Twomey explain- ed, "it is difficult for immature minds raised in an atmosphere if prosperity to appreciate what it means when we say that three out of four of the people in the world go to bed hungry each night." The result is that they are not too concerned about striv- ing to eliminate the material hardships of the Far East, La- tin America and on the Conti- nent of Africa, he remarked. The problem in those areas are so remote from them that by and large they don't see why they should sacrifice their own standard of living in order to raise the standard of living of the under-privileged peoples of the world. "And in this they are scarce- ly more than following the ex- amples of their elders," Father Twomey emphasized. "Youth must be taught that in very important respects they ARE their brothers' keeper. "They must be convinced that Christian democracy demands great sacrifices and that if they are unwilling to make these sac- rifices that their future will be Carl Meurer, Sr., Late Father of CUA Official, Pic.A00eered Local Movement Descendants of German Cath- SibSy ue tlcY?gn,e%einto:/llq olic immigrants who settled in m at n Arkansas about 90 years ago, where he was employed as a owe a debt of gratitude to the tutor of a Prince's children. He late Carl Meurer, Sr., who pub- traveled with the Prince's fam- lished a newspaper in Little ily throughout Germany, Aus- Rock for his fellow countrymen tria, France, Italy and Spain. for nearly 40 years. Following his military tutor- He was the father of Carl ship, he continued to travel, tak- Meurer, Jr., who is general ing various jobs for a personal chairman in charge of arrange- observation of the laboring man meats for the national conven- tion of the Catholic Central Un- ion of America, opening today in Little Rock. The senior Mr. Meter was one of the principal figures in the founding of the Catholic Union of Arkansas which held its or- ganizational meeting in Logan County near Paris, Ark., in 1890. This historic meeting gave birth to "The Arkansas Echo", a week- ly German newspaper published for the first time on December 31, 1891, with Mr. Meurer as its editor. Familiarly known as "Der Echo-Mann", Mr. Meurer served as editor for nearly 40 years, until he was fatally strick- en in his newspaper office the evening of January 10, 1930, at the age of 80. True to Motto During these years of publica- tion, the Echo remained true to the motto which headed every edition, "Newspaper for truth and lucidity in political and so- cial questions". It was the edi- toffs aim to further the common interest of German Catholics of Arkansas and to keep them in- formed on legislative matters, especially regarding schools and agriculture. The late Monsignor Lucey, one-time editor of The Guardian, praised the efforts of Mr. Meurer in a book entitled, "The Catholic Church in Arkansas". "Mr. Meu- rer's persistent efforts to give the Catholics a good newspaper is typical of his efforts generally of aiding Catholicism in the state, and he should, and no doubt will, go into Catholic his. tory of the state as one of the really great and good men. The Echo fought the hard fight, kept the people together and afforded them the means of communicat- ing with each other. Its aim is to make the German Catholics the best of citizens, and it is succeeding." Tribute from Verein At his death this dedicated editor was described as "not a modernist, for he was minded to do anything rather than to yield to the spirit of the world and bow to the idols of the day." These were sentiments express. ed in the Social J;Jstice lviv, national publication of the Cath- olic Central Union of America. "He is a unique character, a man of self-initiative, activity and dogged perseverance. These traits explain the continued pub- lication of the Arkansas Echo for 39 years," said the editorial written by a close friend. The story of his early life ex- plains why he became a news- paper editor and why he was so well fitted for this role. He was born May 25, 1849 in Wipperfuerth, Germany, son of a wholesale grocer. Shortly afterward his father died leav- ing the mother with the burden of supporting and educating four young children. Young Meurcr took a job in a woolen cloth factory, working 10 to 12 hours a day. On Saturday night he walked to a neighboring town where he spent the night with a Pennsylvania To Appeal Ban On Film Censors Harrisburg, Pa., (E) -- Penn- sylvania's attorney general said the state will appeal a ruling striking down the new Motion Picture Control Act as uncon- stitutional. C.U.A. Pioneer THE LATE CARL MEURER, St., (above)was one of the prime movers in the organiza. tion of the Catholic Union of Arkansas. priest who instructed him in secular subjects and the teach- ings of the Church. He mastered Latin, higher mathematics, his- tory and sociology, passing the examination of the Royal Board of Education with honors. Firm in Faith The owner of the woolen mills grew increasingly fond of him. Once while having dinner at his employer's home, Carl's host told him that if he would come into the Lutheran Church and marry his only child, the factory would go to him at his death. Carl politely refused to forsake his Faith and that very night packed his belongings and left the town. and the farmer. On one job he offered a sug- gestion which led to a very suc- cessful operation. At an elabo- rate dinner given in his honor the astonished foreman asked him why an educated man like himself was doing the work of a common laborer. He explained he was studying the plight of the laborer. He took this occa- sion to admonish the foreman about the small wages he was paying. His reply was "T h e s e people are happier than I. The meat they can afford only once a week gives them greater plea- sure than I get from these deli- cacies". In his note book, Carl commented "He excused himself with such false logic!" In 1881 the Meurer family joined many immigrants who came to America and settled in Arkansas. They formed a Ger- man Catholic community ten miles west of Little Rock. Studied Marx Carl, a brother and two sisters acquired 120 acres of land and tried farming for the first time. When St. Edward's parish was established in Little Rock, Carl rode horseback to attend Sun- day Mass. During his hours of solitude on the farm, he gave: careful study to the theories of Carl Marx, comparing them to Catholic principles, and devoted much time to the Sacred Scrip- Cardinal Depl,ores nurcn, State Antagonism Los Angeles, (E) --His Emi- nence James Francis Cardinal McIntyre said here that while Church and State are independ- ent, a wall of division or antago- nism cannot be built between them in the strict theological sense. The Archbishop of Los Ange- les said that "in ,the. evolution of society, civil units govern through man-made laws; in the spiritual order, the Church in- terprets the law of God. "Church and State are inde- pendent," he said, "but in jus- tice, integrity and honesty, the power of God dominates both; therefore His jurisdiction em- braces both.". The Cardinal addressed the St. Vincent de Paul Society here at its commemoration of the ter- centenary of the death of its patron. "The relationship between the two societies," he said, "demands that each should retain its own sphere of authority and action in pursuit of its proper end, op- erating in a field of collabora- tion and harmony and with a common allegiance to the divine laws which direct all human ac- tions to their ultimate goal, which is supernatural happiness. "But in the strict theological sense, you cannot build a wall of division or antagonism be- tween Church and State and keep within the law of God. State and Church trace their origin and derive their author- ity from the same one God and have as their subjects the same human beings," he said. "Our's is a society existing un- der God," he stated. "All crea- tion exists in His mercy. We are bound by the law of Gvd, and the law of God is the law tures. After his two sisters died, he moved to Little Rock leaving his only brother in charge of the farm. As a member of St. Ed- ward's parish, he became the first vice-president of St. Jos- eph's Society, from which emerged [he Catholic Union of Arkansas, together with other German Catholic societies. As a result, he became editor of "The Arkansas Echo" which was es- tablished by the Catholic Union of Arkansas. On October 19, 1892, he mar- ried Miss Mary Hohenschutz in a ceremony at St. Edward's Church in the presence of Fa- ther Bonaventure Binzegger, O.S.B. Of this union were born three children, Carl J. Meurer, Robert Meurer and Mary J. Meurer, all of whom have lived in the Mabelvale Community. His son, Carl, is a member of Underdeve ..... ': HOI Lands Mu l00ded, t unich, ocr"l \\;\\ Italy See has urgli C"_ ence of Internat!0== Organizations 'to (l olics of the wh01e.- t great fraternal e!lf_tii! of the less-devcll] q$1p'' sent t In a letter XXIII ha: ence's general as Holine Potc r half of His ]., to th XXIII, IIis Emin ad raied Knighthood Cardinal Tardini  ( that Catholics .lne ,:, ,:, ,.. their actions on t.n.i  Jefferson Caffery, (above) for- social and civil le. lp Gittscppe mar U.S. diplomat to Cuba, to promote the de tie Sacrc Brazil, France and Egypt, has these (underdeVelur Ifk,rgation,  been named a Knight of the Cardinal Tardti, .ur Ottawa Grand Cross of the Order of retary of State tot taernationa Plus IX, according to an an- pointed out tha,m Cngress. dopted by this Jua' , ,.. nouncement from the Vatican. . !ng of the generSl * He is the only American so The human and 1 vancement of na flO  XXIII i: decorated. (NC Photo) Irelates as -=:: cess of develop 's of the a serious obligat:' I of Bishops olics. 'anent Deeds to Irish He said: lstlop Joh Shrine Returned "Even at the prl'la/., ZSnationsOne o: sacrifice on their Ithe preparz the part of the ic tile forthcu To Catholics which they bel!llacil A ' 'Irad ' . must work effectSv'i71l ' y of St. in a world sec l.-,, ne D H must strive tirele:Se amo:,31 " tl: human betterme.110f  eight tian development d/ih religioul favored nations a ], e Pope. Monaghan, Ireland, (E) --Mass at St. Macarten's cathedral here highlighted ceremonies in which the deeds to a historic island in Laugh Derg were returned to e the Catholic Church. The ConferenC 0 * tional Catholic li * * The island--Saint's Island--is, was founded in :red Con ..... according to tradition, the site includes such or'Uthor;,,,,.'i of the original St. Patrick's the Internatmna -agua- Purgatory. Pilgrimages t h a t nussmn zor w, ul 't TM of A .i started in St. Patrick's era con- ternational cath00 l)ernlits ca.lh tinue to be made with tradi- reau, the Inter a, i:iirea, ....  .: .. uIll'lll  Pa"% Ol tional austerity. The 10-acre is- tion ot tatnolw :.. t.. . . land also is the site of the me- Society of St. , 12'ramono .  .... ,o ar dern Basilica of St. Patrick, Pax Romana ann  for the C which was consecrated in 1931 4"e receptior and seats 1,000. Il'll'*' ? r about 30 The Church property on the Custom [,", island was confiscated during Upholstering [, * * i!; of ,vine : the religious persecutions of the Refinishing I1 Who will 17th century. It was finally pur- Repairing 4,2000 ' They chased by the Leslie family, and  !:I, r his it was Sir Shane Leslie who Complete linear .0.fob,,./.i.  '' handed over the deeds to Bishop of Fabrics Eugene O'Callaghan of Clogher. L//realed in a ] Guaranteed _ XI writtc Following a Mass at Monag- Workmanship arlo. Cardi han, some 70 miles northwest of ATTI N'l!Was his Dublin, those participating in ." * the ceremonies visited Saints' Is- ILOcUS005019 Base lee is sez land, where the turning over of Dial ates to tl: the deeds took place. z Congre; Crime !tl )! Offend I ;eg held i', to 20. ' XllI ha: l!ets areal ablates to : "TRY IT ONCE--YOU WILL WANT IT St.,Edward's Parish, Mary, who F A M O US C H I L still resides in the old family home at Mabelvale, is a mem- Distributed by bar of St. Theresa's parish, and Arkansas Packing Cam Robert is deceased. 'German Day' 414 East Markham Street Little Re In an effort to gain the respect __ of their fellow citizens, the Ger- man people staged "German Day" in Little Rock in Oetober, BONE DRY ROOFI 1908. The prestige of the Ger- man Americans was boosted greatly during the celebration which included speeches by the Nheet Metal We governor, state and city officials J E Hcrnibro and a big parade with brass bands. The next year a similar . I/P event was staged in Fort Smith. I:'R Both were sponsored by the 924 East Third St. Phone ,- Catholic Union of Arkansas. Shortly afterward legislation designed to benefit the German people was introduced. The Echo strongly endorses these bills, some of which were vigorously opposed by other Little Rock newspapers. Though the Arkansas Echo has long since ceased publication, the complete series will be for- ever preserved in the library of the Central Bureau in St. Louis, l Me. Only last year permission BAKERY was granted to micro-film every issue, after several historians in- Complete Birthday Parties -- quired about a German language Little Rock North L newspaper. 5817 Kavanaugh 711 And so the work of "Carl 5412 W. 12th St. 1716 Meurer -- Pioneer Editor" will live on. --JOHN T. JERNIGAN. not any more promising than Atty. Gem Anne X. Alpern of all." i I[ that of their parents," Father said "it was always understood The Cardinal said that the tra- The General Public Twomey said. by all the parties that there dition of "separation of Church Political Ad Paid by John 'r. Jernigan. The picture is not completely would have to be a determina- and State" as interpreted wide- Is Invited To Attend The bleak Father Twomey said. tion by the appellate courts of ly today is not consistent with There are significant numbers Pennsylvania and also by the the original meaning of the of youth who are very much Supreme Court of the United phrase. CIVIC FO RUM COMPLETE LINE OF-- concerned with justice in na- States." "Separation of Church and tional and international affairs. : Judge Walter R. Sohn of Dau- State as used by Thomas Jeffer- China Glassware OCooking Utensils But this type of youth is look- phin County Court ruled July son in a figure of speech meant oRanges O Dishwashers o_Tables ing for leadership and inspira-30 in a 100-page opinion that freedom from any state.imposed J[[iiil: OF THE Chairs Counters end Back Bars tion. the censorship measure, signed religion," he said. into law last September by Gov. "In the early days of our ha- 105TH ANNUAL CONVENTION ITEMS NEEDED FOR-- ::= David Lawrence, inhibits free- tion, fugitives from religious e Schools o Rostaurants e ClubsandHotels dom of expression and is vague persecution came here seeking CATHOLIC CENTRAL UNION LET US PLAN YOUR KITCHEN OR CAFETERIA Repairs Planned for and indefinite, freedom of worship, in their na- -- Also Used Equipment -- 166-YearOld CathedrM Suits attacking the law were tire countries, religion w a s brought by William Goldman state-imposed. ..... 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