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AGE TWO THE GUARDIAN, AUGUST 9, 1930 duction and distribution, now we are destroy- ing mass .consumption by attempting a greater Published Weekly i profit than conditions will permit. In short, im- YHE CATHOLIC PUBLICATION SOCIETY of the Diocese of Little Rock i irate the gallant few who are carrying on and $07~ WEST SECOI~D STREET Ihtared as second-class matter March 21, 1911, at the postofflce doing something for the public here today. They N ldttle Rock, Ark., under the Act of Congress of March 8, 1879. are too few on Main street. We need more courage, more generosity, less efficiency experts THE-GUARDIAN, AUGUST 9, 1930 CHANGE OF ADDRESS i ,When a change of address is desired the subscriber should give and more real workers among our local leaders. tha old and the new address. I ~ CORRESPONDENCE l . ~-U~-- -- Matter intended for publication in The Guardian should reach us ................ tot latar than Wednesday morning. Brief news correspondence ist THE CHUt~UH AND THE LAYMAN. ~Ts welcome. The kindness of the clergy in this matter is cer- hhaly apprac/at ed. t -- I~'t"---'-~-V MSGR J P FISHER Business Manag 1 The following editorial written by the Bishop iof, Oklahoma is so exactly to the point and con- ~ommunlcatlons snoulu De aa ~ . "/~ West Second Street, Little Rock Ark t,ain- --- - t mUCh is rue, is correct watn- -- -FlCXAL ORaAN '] " thought, that we pubhsh" it" as a catechetlcal" The Guzerdian is the official organ of the Diocese of Little Rock, ~Ollc t~i I pray God that it may be an earnest champion of the cause of ]n~'~]pt~ len~ (~]~nl;~o A*~r~;~,~ 4~ ~:~o~_ ~ht, justice and truth and an ardent defender of the religion which ~" ................ , ~e'all love so well. I extend to it my blessing with the sincere hope op Kelley s pen iS worth' consideration, but on tlt~t its v~reer may be long and prosperous. J-NO. B. MORRIS, such topics as these he is beyond question. Bishop of Little Rock. "The laity as a rule cannot successfully ad- minister the temporal affairs of the Church alone. Either they will not act at all or they AUTOCRATS. The title should be provocative of memories of a certain writer whose attack on the Ameri- can business man was so bitter that it left an unpleasant taste and defeated its own purpose by caricaturing what it intended to plant. But this is neither an attempt at painting nor a caricature, rather it is written to call atten- tion of the subjects and the public in general to the prevailing method of making use of an unfortunate condition to further their own ends at the expense of the general public. "Hard times" has become a shibboleth and a watchword as well as an argument for refusing to consider other than personal, selfish inter- ests. That conditions are not what they were a year ago is self evident, but this does not mean that the entire body of American Commerce is on the verge of bankruptcy. While it necessari- ly requires some curtailment of reckless extrav- agance, it does not follow that the place to be- gin such operations is among the smaller sal- aried group. Even when it is 5egun, there should be some sense of logic about it, some bal- ance and some consideration for others. Several little incidents have happened here recently inspire this comment. First of all, one Main street merchant boast- ed that he spent twenty-five hundred dollars at the Derby in Louisville, Ky. He returned and proceeded to boast of his extravagance and shortly afterward cut off a few fifteen dollars p.er week woman employees. Several other houses using an alleged effi- ciency expert as a front removed a number of employees. In one of these stores, a woman employee complained of feeling ill to some minor official who snapped at her like she was a criminal, the employee fainted at the moment, this twenty-five a w ek boss walked off and left it too other woman employees to look after her, showing no interest whatsoever in the case. l ow of course this does not necessarily mean that these people are savages, but it does mean they are very thoughtless, very inconsiderate nd' extremely selfish. It should be noted here tha t most of them have taken their vacation or are proposing to take them away from here. It is also a source of speculation as to whether they have reduced their own drawing accounts against their firms as sharply as they have cut off'employees, and reduced salaries of humbIer wage earners There have also been a lot of enforced vaca- tions and extended working hours on some days against lay-offs on others. act withou knowledge. They too often bring in aldermanic methods where such methods are out of place. The busier they are in their pri- vate affairs the less thought can they' give. to their parishes. Either they will try to get on with a minimum of expense, which means no school and no advancement, or they will espe- cially if personally rich involve the parish in debt by extravagances. The worst kind of a Church "trustee' is a rich man. He is too busy with his own affairs to think of those of his Church, and too prosperous personally to think of the fact that there are poor as well as rich to be considered in supporting it. He is the first to counsel debt. True he generally pays his share, but he does not realize that the share of others will be nothing like his, for the others are not rich. Church Committees are advisers, not masters. The pastsor is not responsible to them, but to the Bishop who is in turn responsi- ble to God and the Holy See and who must an- swer for his administration in this life and in next. It is not lay direction that has made the Catholic Church the admiration of even the business world. Priests are not "poor'business men." There are those who could qualify un- der that head, but the general result of the management of the temporal side of the Church by priests is good outstandingly good. I deeply resent this "hired man" position forced. on some priests 5y usurped authority. God knows the sacrifices priests have to make. They work for a bare living wlth-salaries woe- fully inadequate so far as the majority is con- cerned. A generous half of all the temporali- ties we possess would not have been possible but for the personal sacrifices made for them by de- v( ted pastors. But where the "hired man" idea and the bishops; for the Church is the army of God on earth and no army can be successful with a general to every squad. Let each of us do our duty in the place we occupy and there .will be nothing to fear. It is useless to ask why we are not winning souls faster, why we lag behind. The answer is as plain as was the writing on the walls of Belshazzar's hall. Too many are using sacred things as if they were not sacred. Too much of the world's folly clings to the gar- ments of those who gather at the banquet ta- ble."--The Southwest Courier. 0 THE CHURCH IS THE MOTHER OF LEARNING. It may be true that the Catholic school em- ploys the time for inculcating the principles of morality which the non-sectarian institution spends in teaching social etiquette. We do not deny that a well-bred man or woman is an asset to society. We do question whether the veneer of culture will bring greater happiness to a father or a mother in after years than a clean mind in a morally clean body of a son or daugh- ter. More than that, we qfiestion whether a finer education, if such is offered by the non- sectarian institution, is of greater value than a true sense of what constitutes the morally de- cent man or woman. The Catholic Chuch has determined that re- ligion must be a nintegral part of education. The non-sectarian institution has decided that it is not essential. Between the two we will rest our case with the CFurch that has had nineteen centuries of. experience in dealing with frail nature, a Church that reared the great universities and educational institutions of the world. A Church that built an Oxford, a Cambridge, a Boulogne, a Paris, etc., ought to be as equally prepared to decide what is best for the growing child as the institution which has sapped whatever educational vitality it en- joys from the mother of all learn g, the Cath- olic Church. .0 HIGHER THAN MATHEMATICS. is working, the personal interest that the need of sacrifice brings out is lacking. There is stag- nation. I have seen it work many times that way in a ministry now touching an experience of thirty-seven years. People are in the Church to save l!5eir souls. They trust the Church with good reas preach to them Christ's s ving Gospel, to offer for them the all-embracing Sacrifice of he New Law, to recall them when they forget and mirrix r to them in spiritual need the healing Sacraments. To do that well and faithfully became 'subsequently professor at the Polytechnique, dean of the faculty of at the Sorbonne,, professor at'tile Echle de icine, and a member of the French the Aeacdmy of Sciences. Among his pupils may be mentioned Pasteur Dumas' investigations in organic have been productive of the most im sults. He i.nvented an apparatus for ing the vapor density of the elements; he important contributions to the ether, volatile oils and wood-spirit, and ered the law ow substitution in organic pounds. This latter achievement brought into the front rank of chemists. Some results were later correcte dand the Catholic Claude Bernard, known as "prince of physiologists." . Dumas practiced his religion throughout life, often taking advantage opportunity afforded by his addresses I scientific bodie to defend Christianity the attacks of materialism. The Count t'! sonville, who delivered the funeral oration, eloquent testimony of Dumas' religious A listof his scientific writings were in the "Catalogue of Scientific Papers Society, London." Dumas was born France, in 1800 and died at Cannes in 18 . LESSONS IN CITIZENSHIP. The School as a Social Agency. Pastoral of 1919: "Since the child is a member not only family but also of the larger social * education must prepare him to fulfill his tions to society. The community has the to insist that those who as members share benefits, shall-possess the necessary tions. The school, therefore, whether public as regards maintenance and an agency for social welfare, and as bears responsibility to theo whole civic EDUCATION IN THE HOME. This is after all a very foolish prucedure, shepherds as wag as sheep. Often they cannot important factor - to their calculations. A1- True ther.e is plenty of authority for it, atell the flock lie reasens for all the acts of' lieir migh, y God, His Laws and His Graces. No- House of Commons last week. A bed the sacred mace and dashed to tionaI telegraph agency has cut off al'l vaca- temporal admiM'st ration. But being n en with boffy can work out his future without taking an Englishman this action was on a tions on account of hard times. Other nationaI cares upon them they are not courting wurrfes" God into consideratf0n. The young couple, of organizations have done the same.I ut do we, and troubles to add to their already heavy bur- thv type d'escr ed,, expect that, while they de- questioning the untouchable sanctity seed to follow them? dens. To help tl em, give them confidence. No Eliberately continue to disobey God's law, He lking. It meant to them something The writer has heard several travel'ers who bishops are so foolish as to expect aff*ec ion.iwilI bless hem health and work and at a ing the vestal fire to a Roman. It is B1 re not b sho s to be o ular but ol ater da e He will further bless them with have an timate knowledge of various b sfn'ess "shops a "" P P P , ' "! " $1 r o tTie r b sh made to order famlI and e,ce at the last activities throughout the country,' state that corn do their duty. Le t pastors answe t * : ....- ' '- - " . "Y p " , ,. centuries since Oliver Cromwell gave h 'Thou f0oIr is "the "udent of Heaven on such ditions heYe are far better than they are in' oth- ops, and we shaY[ have no friction, tTe,rp bis- gm the end of constitutional gove -nment. er sections. Perhaps there is not a great d'eaI ops and pastors with counsel if you will, butI ffgtrring. There are, on every hand, conclusive i bed the mace and cried "away with of commercial activity, but credits are generaIIy do not expect aIways to do what you a d=i proofs of the fata errors in such a solution of I The, seizure of the emblem by Becket4 i.. .... .... vise Sometimes cannot, nor cart hey teg ithe problem of life, namely, the divorce courts, a s. mbohc act It t lfled the . ........... real wan here " ' Y k Y " " YP" " [br en homes and the oorhouses The latter f than in most sections. Unemployment not e flock why. P " ciaiism for'tradition and the t orms o to hel the misslon,sheIter for the most art besides the unfor nearly so great. This is most encouraging, but What then ca the Iaity do p " " i . r -- P " -- ,r ....... "lls we must beware of making too radical fnTvadstof the Churcii?' Newman answered' bat q es-, ttmate , weak ones of the race, parents of sinai] ...... . ........... -'^hal ,, , mlIle o. survived Ciomwell Anti cons nut v on present conditions in a vain effort to hoId It-ion and answered it well. I want a laity not ifa s and those who were c,ildless and who up profits, for it cannot be done without bring-t arrogant," lie tid, "not rash in speech, not dis- are now homeless and friendless. Rare.l'y( ; ment will survive the Becketts. their reh on who ever, will you find a arent of a lar e famll ...... ,nditions. putatious, btrt mer who know "' " "gi , ~ . p g " y -- It is far better for ten stockholders to make enter into it, who know just/where they stand, ending his life as a public charge brought to national attention. A but four per cent where they made six last who know so weII that they can give an as-I .o. dealer shot a retired banker at the year than it is for ten employees to make noth- count of it, who know so mucl of Mstory that JEAN BAPTISTE DUMAS. of a court session in Los Angeles. The in For every person idle represents so much they can defend it. I want an i teIIigent, weII-[ had no personal knowledge about uower destroyed and creates a instructed' aity. I wish you to,enlarge yourI Dumas is accounted among the greatest ctfem- whom he shot. He had lost some .mo en't al-jl-a bfi*-itt y that reac ts on every business., knowled'ge,. . . to cultivate, your reason, to get antists of. the. 19th century, ranking, in the historylfortunate investments.. He went Where business becomes stagnant and stores its insight into the relatmn .of truth to truth, tolof this science even above h s. .ramus. country_lheard. . the testimony.. He says that , must suffer in the end for every dollar learn to view things as they are, to understand]man, Chevreul, also a Catholic investigator, av llhlm of some of own losses an o"withdr-awn from circulation is the same aslhow faith and reason stand to each other. Inltaking his place with Bernard, Becquerel andlblood boil. In a moment of frenzy S ,, , whole '^st [all imes the laity have been the measure of the[Lavoisier, the latter founder of modern chem-lkilled the witness. This is the ., " In short let our local dealers quit wearinglCatholic Spirit." , ]istry,". el! of whom were Catholics. Ithe psychosis from which alienists sa:r faces and talking hard times and go out/ There is a little group of laymen in Oklahoma Beginning his career as a pharmacist, Dumas'lwas suffering. One who broods ov reduce the salaries of higherl City trying hard to measure up to that advice, lfirst notable contribution to science was a me-lindulges in debauchery, has a toUCh, o fiei"als wh os*e activity is rather limited, keeptOut of such efforts will come the real usefu' moir on the phsyo!ogy of the nervous system, ' disease. The very fact that a man " " " ' .... C2 e~ ,: . e earners en aged, reduce profits a bit ness of the laity in advancing the cause of|which is still of value. II was molted to Paris Iper habitually carries a gun lnd ~ . the wag g , . is re,re custom bv this method. Amer-/Christ. Harm only can come out of efforts to|tO deliver a number of lectures m chemistry and If mind. Some forms of psychos ican :usiness has been built up on mass pro-]usurp the duties and functions of the pastors|was a.ppomtcd professor at the Athenee. He)more than moral dehnqu ncy. finding mathematicians. Of course, they have to take into consideration all the factors of their problems, such as speeds of ship and target, distance to target, wind, tide, laws of gravity, etc. No unknown factors need apply here. On the other hand you hear, all too frequent- ly, of people who plan their lives" as if there were laws nor other factors to be taken into and I ave what is necessary to fl'o it we II cons derationJother than their own wishes. For faithfufry,) order and government is needed, instance, there is the young couples: They are Christ g ve' both to us in our bishops, successors of the Apos Ies. They are not at all wise', be- ing hunTaTr;" b,ut they have the aid of law an experi nc tested by the centuries, as well as the wise frection of the Chair of St. P eter. Let them attend to their work and do it as the tradition of the Church has taught them to do it. They know tt e field and the whole flock, going to get marrfecT",'then both intend to work fo:r a few year -- oLhing is going to interrupt their money-making; then housekeeping with a specified umber o'f both species, usually a coupl'e of samples, together with l appiness here, and of course, happiness at the last The problem of life cannot be worked out by fbrra Ia. Tl ey are not taking the most eminent position that parents should the training of their children. The socia ditions of rural life, where there is absence of parochial schools, where are larger a nd where home life is more ably developed, afford special the parents to direct and influence dren and to be in turn assisted by of the children. The Rural Life endeavor to develop an effective assist them in realizing these high and satisfactions of intimate and vCB' family life.--N. C. W. C. o- It is impossible for an American stand the horrible sacrilege moving targets that are so small that they can- agriculture throughout Bilgium by the not be seen from the decks of the fast=movingI ships that doing the firing. Again we doff ltin of family educatiom our topper to the exact figuring of the range- Cardinal Newman has pointed out Years and years before the 1.atest discovered Development of a program to planet came close enough to be identified assist parents in taking full advantage the most powerful telescope its appearance was opportunities in the education and predicted by a mathematician of the skies. He their children is to be taken up for the had traced out an orbit in the heavens that was Itime by the Catholic Rural Life Confere not being used and he did his work thousands lits eighth annual meeting this month. of light years away from said path--but he knew the laws of the sky. We hail him as a gram, it is announced, will be modeled I competent calculator. i respects after that of the League of F During target practice in the Navy the big cation in Belgium, which for many guns, the 12 and 1 4inch ones, register hits on contributed to raising the level of rural