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PAGE TWO THE GUARDIAN, OC'IOBEff Z, 194g " Hope Merchants Note Service of Our lady's Church to Comma Our Lady of Hope Church Hope, Arkansas I, MAGAZINE 1will absolutely revolt against this ...... J surrender of its pages to the ap- ,, (Continued from page 1) !]proval, and even advocacy, of an I am addressing these lines to:!flunnatural and immoral practice you," Dr. Schmiedeler w, rote,.*t latterly out of harmony with their say that I have been exceedingly innate sense of decency anad re- ligious sensibilities. shocked to note in the September'. issue of the valued pub!icationi of whic h you are editor, The Par-; ents ligaine, the article by*' Helena Huntington Smith favoring: birth control or so-called planned,. parenthood. I am certain that this will no less than deeply gfie-e hundreds of thousands of :the pab- lication's readers who for:Yrs past welcomed it into thek -: homes as a messenger of the finerind the genuinely dnified thin'fam - ily life. I am not witli0uL th.e slightest doufft that the conscience of great numbers of these readers "And of all times to pick for such a crusadea time when the :hearts of American mothers who did their duty to their country by .earing a normal family of children are bleeding as their sons go forth on all the fronts of the world to sacrifice, and to die if necessary, o protect our institutions and our homes, to safeguard our tradi- tional American ideals! Coming at such a time it almost forces one to believe that this is deliberately [olarmed so as to help the cause of organized birth control which is even now collecting money all over Arkansas Machine Specialty Co. t ENGINEERS--MANUFACTURERS Telephone 257 E. P, O'NEAL ,) Hope, Arkansas Hill I I I II I 00our Best Entertainmen00t 1 " Saenger and Rialto Theatres St.utgart Parish Completes Plans For Carnival, Oct. 5-7 Stuttgart -- Extensive prepara- tions are underway here for the staging of the annual Junior Rice Carnival, on October 5th, 6th and 7th, an affair sponsored each year by the Kappa Phi Kappa sorority and other organizations of Holy Rosary parish. The carnival notes the harvest- lug of rice, principal crop of this section. The many booths and ex- l:ibits which will be a part of the three-day celebration will be lo- cated on the Holy Rosary parish grounds. A main attraction of the carnival will be the raffling of the cedar chest, filled with beautiful hand- made linens and other useful arti- cles. This chest, now on display at Hoevel's Store, is attracting much attention. Another attraction which is causing widespread interest is the contest for queen of the carnival This contest will close on Wednes- day, October 7th, at 4 p.m. Four candidates have been entered for this contest. These candidates, and their sponsors are: Miss Bonnie Elms, Holy Rosary Altar society; Miss Pauline McGill, Kappa Phi Kappa; Miss Nan Gil- lette, Holy Name society; and Miss Mary Jim Allen, Knights of Col- umbus. A gift of $50.00 will be given the winning candidate by Kappa Phi Kappa. Elaborate preparations for the coronation of the queen, on the closing night of the carnival, are under the supervision of Mrs. C. D. Conrey. Proceeds from the carnival will be applied to the Holy Rosary church building fund. The Rev. Jas. G. Evans, pastor, asks the co- operation and interest of everyone. the United States to turn the out- come of 'the forthcoming Mas- sachusetts referendum on birth control in its favor. Results of 'Planned Parenthood' "May I ask: Can it be possible that you are unaware of the fol- lowing almost incredible facts the results very largely of a quart- er of a century of the uncontrol that the author of the article in your publication labels planned : parenthood? Or, if you are aware of them, may I ask whether you are not concerned about them? "(1) Of all the married women in the United States 42 per cent have either no children or at most one child. And you encourage more 'planning' of parenthood! "(2) Of all the married women in the United States only about cne-third are mothers of a suf- ficient number of children e,en to keep our population stationary. It is your wish to 'plan' this one- third away too? "(3) In our cities our American people are only replacing them- selves by about two-thirds, and our urban professional classes are replacing themselves only by about i 60 per cent. Is 'education' o' foster further this suicidal trend deemed necessary? "Is it conceivable that you are unaware that by advocating birth control for economic reasons you are deliberately advocating some- thing contrary to American law? Is that what we need todaypubli- cations that carry into our homes the very notion of violation, if not defiance, of the law? Conflenmed by Physicians *'Are yoU:.tmaware that .instead of artificial birth control meaning better health for mothers, great numbers of the most reputable and most able physicians of the world condemn it as decidely harmful to health, particularly so in the case of women? The fol- lowing recent statement of Dr. Paul Popenoe might well be contem- plated: 'Within any ordinary group it is the woman with the largest family who lives longest, not the childless or unmarried won%an.' "Are you unaware of our rap- idly mounting illegitimacy, and of the definite weakening of the moral fiber of our young people? And at such a time you dare send into great numbers of the finest hbmes of the nation a message of approval of a practice of uncon- trol that cannot but further en- courage this sorry situation. "Are you unaware that artifical birth control is but one of a num- ber of symptoms of the moral de- cay of the nation, all intimately interrelated? Is it not entirely ob- vious that birth control by 'no means stands alone? It is but one of many forms of uncontrol, all closely linked together. Break down the moral code in regard to sex in one field and the way is paved for infractions in other fields. Loosen one thread in the CITY BAKERY Hope, Arkansas Good Shepherd Sisters Build Annex to Boarding School At Spa moral fabric and the whole gar- ment speedily dislntegrates. That is only what must be expected. "Moreover, that: is what the facts point .to in our case. The hideous crime of abortion has greately in- creased with the growth of birth control. And surely I need not point out that our divorce rate has grown with incredible rapidity, particularly among childless or near-childless planners. Seventy- two per cent of American divorces are granted to childless couples. Disservice to Country "I dare say that in printing this m'ticle you have done a dreadful disservice to your country. You have aligned yourself with forces that are rapidly making of us a decadent nation, a selfish and un- disciplined people. In approving i of the principles it upholds you are encouraging in the body social the growth of a debilitating cancer that is steadily draining away the vital powers of our poples. In work- ing for the futthdance of artificial i birth control you are helping to samp in a spirit of illicit pleasure and cheap self-indulgence that cannot but prove ultimately sui- cidal to the moral qualities of the individual and the nation. By us- ing your publication for such pur- poses you are making of it an in- strument for the decay and the de- c]ine of America. "All this, of course, aside from the fact that it is a serious affront to the moral sensibilities of great numbers of your faithful patrons. "Permit me in closing to call your attention to the following The attractive buff stucco exterior of St. Michael's school at Hot Springs is shown here for the first time. The Good Shepherd Sisters made extensive remodeling designs recently that included the building of an additional wing. The neat dormitory scene and the children's play room, both of which are in the new wing annex, are listed in the building program that cost some $20,000. Hot Springs Twenty thousand dollars on improvements and re- modeling has recently been spent by the Sisters of Good Shepherd, Hot Springs, in order to bring up to date St. Michael's boarding school for girls, and accommodate the increasing enrollment. A new wing, which provides an additional large dormitory, three large class rooms, sewing room and play room, has been added to the thirty-year oldschooL The buildings were renovated through- cut. A buff stucco finish was given the exterior of the building, which was formerly a frame structure. Forty children is the normal en- rollment of St. Michael's, although two years ago the Sisters cared for 27 children. Only boarders are kept by the Sisters, since a paro- chial school near St. John's church serves the two Hot Springs par- ishes. Children $rom six years up are taken for the grammar grades. Many of the children live in Hot Springs and their parents come for them on Friday afternoons to have them at home during the Week end. This year the Sisters are expecting a record enrollment. It was this anticipated increase in enrollment which prompted the Sisters to build the annex. i AUXILIARY (Continued from page 1) Rt. Rev. Msgr. L. J. Steck, and the Rev. George Nell. Bishop Schlarman will sing a Solemn Pontifical Mass Sunday Morning, October 4, and Arch- bishop Stritch will preach the ser- mon. That afternoon Bishop Muench will give his presidential address. On October 5, Farmers' Day, the speakers will include Bishop Muench, Secretary of Agriculture Claude Wickard, E.R. Bowers, the Rev. J. C. Rawe, S.J.; the Rev. John LaFarge, S. J., and Monsignor Ligutti. I October 6 will be'Women's and Confraternity Day. 'Bishop Edwin THIRD DEGREE COUNCILS NEWS ACTIVITIES IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS Council 2650 St. Edward's Council No. 2650, Knights of Columbus has arranged a Columbus Day program, con- sisting of Corporate Communion Sunday October llth. and a Radio broadcast over K C M C by Father Lillis. All the men of the Parish are The Sisters of Good sne tie mlli came to the Diocese of Lit ,,."i at the invitation of BishOP ' in 1908. This order is one I' oldest orders of the Churcl][ ing been founded in Fr,..JI 1641. The good Sisters $ Springs, five in number, the Spa from Ottawa, a--dl which accounts for the ne French accent of several; success and growth of th terprise in Hot Springs ha/ remarkable, t:l The convent and school  ed at 1125 Malvern Aven / Springs. invited to receive Communi us on this occasion, wheiJl are members of the order 0 The exact day and ti.rI broadcast has not been a decided, but due nottce given through the Tegl Gazette in order that all rns,Yi; the opportunity of, listening to this very in address on Columbus. It has been deemed advi eliminate the breakfast as . conservation measure, and sure that all of the war-c0 members will understand g proved of this action, :l a proper consideration of tll important part o this  will swell the number a  far beyond our expectatiolS'.i of Anti: Council 812_ Sister Marie Michael, I gonish, center of the great co- Next Tuesday night willl0 operative and credit union move- lar meeting night for the ( ment in Nova Scotia, will be There are a great many t] among the speakers on October 5. be discussed and final P: A feature of the convention will tions for Columbus Day A! be a national broadcast on the will have tobemade. All( Columbia Broadcasting System's and a large percentage "Country Journal" program noon Membership, are therefOr !i. to 12:30 on Saturday, October 3. estly requested to be pre /t . Bishop Muench will speak on the this all important meeting. "Economic and Religious Implica- Joseph H BU a2 tions of the Catholic Rural Life lot Mr. and Mrs. Paul R Btl _,l! Brther Movement," and Monsignor Li- 724 East 17th. Street, has d gutti will give a talk on "Post- the Navy, to fight in the,a War Opportunities in Rural Liv- of his Country. We are "'-tNi ing for Youth." See KNIGHTS on page 6 , V. O'Hara Chairmai;of the Epis- copal Committee of'the Confra- ternity of Christian Doctrine, and the Rev. Grego'ry:Smith, National Director of Adult Discussion Clubs of the Confraternity, will speak in a special Cozffraternity session. weighty and meaningful words of an eminent Frenchman, Jean Viol- let: "A society that claims to be civilized and yet allows the sex instinct free play is innoculating itself wRh a virus of corruption which will sooner or later destroy it.' " ! pl Oil Tem e Cotton Co. Congratulations to OUR LADY OF HOPE CHURCH GUENTERS LUMBER Hope, Arkansas Hope, Arkansas GURDON LUMBER CO. 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