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THE GUARDIAN, OCTOBER 20, 1923. t in his is now, to he turn trge t his 'inding the ' are n trouble, east, arge ent to e ,sity. Lever sal ale TOLl) 00OW TO FIND KEY TO IllUE NPPINESS of St. Francis Holds Con- in St, Louis--Welcomed by Glennon. C. W. C. News Service) Oct. 13.The convention Order of Saint Francis, Heart Province, held was attended by about They came from the in addition to St. Memphis, Tenn.; Jol- Me.; Omaha, Columbus, Neb.; St. Paul, Wis.; Dubuque, Ia.; Heights, Ill.; '; Indianapolis, Cleve- and Cincinnati. New is in the eastern prov- two Conventuals, of Black church was filled to the Pontifical Mass with COnvention was opened. The of Santa Fe, N. M., Most T. Daeger, D.D., was h Very Rev. Martin Minister Provincial, Rev. Leo Kal- of Joliet, preached the Mass music was render- Choristers. r Speaks on Happiness text was from St. to the Ephesians: "Re- always; again I say, Speak of joy," he said, fanny faces that are glad, I likewise seem to of grim de- is man's God- Saint Francis, our pat- as the joyful saint, the world around us in true joy, it who take him to always show his in the Lord, always. religion demands saci- for suffering, but these for which there is religious soul. was asked by a aa example of perfect that if they were to ar- hungry and cohl at the after seeking admit- driven away, if they treatment for the love WOuld be a true joy. Francis with an show ht love of suf- gave him the stigma- him great bodily when tlm pain seem- end his life the in- pray for relief. cried, and falling on his thus: "Oh, Lord, if to make me suffer a Xore than I do, I shall love of Thee." And long to Uve, he When dying he choir and with the g a canticle before expir- Ling Under the banner of find a galaxy of joy- as Saint Clare, Saint Giles, Brother Order, known saint. After Joy is mad after joy," con- "but I doubt if in the world more than there is today. leeause men seek for not---in riches, honors, not seek it where it gives joy, did so commi suicide in during the past religion is gloomy are 60 millions in no religion; but it bids us take Will ake our learts li".'es of Saint Francis Wers and the lives of and monks the world tlley are the happiest dinner, which was hall by the ladies parish, the Mission Hall was inspect- and visitors. The following cities had by their mem- missions: Joliet, Teutopolis, St. Louis, St. Chicago, and Indian- altar linens, sane- sacred vessels do- lrincipal articles on Were shown of a churches .and and supported by the in Procession men, Women and chil- the procession, which re., from Trtiary Hall. The acolytes, students and lba- thers from St. Anthony's Monastery led the procession, bearing the Cross and the Stars and Stripes. They were followed by the members of the Third Order, the men wearing the Tertiary habit coming first, and those in ordi- nary dress following. Hundreds. of little school girls were next, followed by the women of the Third Order and still other scores of children in white. In the midst of the line was the band and the bearers of Saint Anthony's statue. The procession moved down Comp2 ton avenue to Osceola, thence to Ne- braska and to Meramec street, and through the grounds of Sacred Heart Convent. A pause was made before thes hrine of St. Anthony, where the assemblage joined with the choirsters in singing "Hail, Saint Francis," re- citing appropriate prayers and being blessed by the celebrant, Very Rev. Martin Strub, O. F. M., with a relic of the Saint. The procession then re- turn ed to the church, where a sermon was preached by the Roy. Alfred Tritz, O. F. M., of Memphis, after which there was Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Sunday evening a mass meeting in St. Louis University auditorium was presided over by Anthony Matte, of Chicago. Hi Grace Archbishop Glen- non made an address of welcome to the delegates. He told them that as Catholics they must face the prob- lems of the day, such as those of cap- ital and labor, the relations between the rich and poor and the money question, botl', the absence of money and the inordinate desire for it. The R.ev. Roger Middendorf, O. F. M., ommission of the Province, in his annual message made a number of practical recommendations and pro- posed measures for the extension of the Third Order and for work in the charity field. Father van Tourenhout called at- tention to the desirability of organiz- ing a fraternity of the Third Order among the secular priests. Msgr. Holweck amplified this idea and promised to leave nothing undone to realize it within the year. $750,000 DRIVE ON FOR COLLEGE FUND (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Brooklyn, N. Y.; Oct., 13.A cam- paign has just been launched here for a drive of $750,000 for St. Francis College, which will be used to erect new buildings. The "drive well be car- ried among the alumni this month and among the general public in Novem- ber. At a luncheon last week, presided over by Harry T. Wooas, chairman of the drive committee, the work was of- ficially started. Bishop Malloy sent a letter expressing his regret at not being able to attend and enclosed a check for $1,000. A gift of $500 was also sent by Monsignor O'Hare, rector of St. Anthony's church. The speakers at the luncheon in- cluded District Attorney Charles J. Dodd, John H McCooey, Monsignor David J. Hickey, Park Commissioner John N. Harrman, Harris M. Christ Joseph J. Early, the Rev. Joseph V. S. McClancy and Patrick Scanlan, Man- aging editor of "The Tablet." ARCHBISHOP BLESSES SCHOOL IN CHINATOWN (By N. C. W. C. News Service) New York, Oct., 12.The newly completed parochial school of the Church of the Transfiguration, Molt street, Chinatown, was blessed last Sunday by Archbishop Hayes. The school replaces one which was attend- ed by many Who afterwards became prominent among them being Gov- ernor Alfred Smith and His Grace, the Archbishop himself. The school is under the supervision of the Salesian Fathers and the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart. Among those who attended the cere- mony were: the Rev. Father Kilian, O. M. Cap., Chief Commissioner of the Catholic Boys' Brigade and the Very Rev. Emanuel Manasera , Provincial of the Salesians in the United States. CHICAGO MAYOR REVOKING LIQUOR LICENSES EACH DAY (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Chicago, Ill., Oct. 12.Revocation of licenses of from twenty to a hun- dred a day, daily and nightly raids and arrests by the score, continue to mark Mayor Dever's crusade to elemi- nate illicit drink selling from Chicago. , Before a body of some 10,000 resi- dents of German nativity and extrac- tion, Mayor Dever took occasion to iarther impress upon the public that he is acting, not because he is a pro- hibitionist, but because the violation of the Volstead act is bringing all law into disregard, lowering the morale of the police department, and thrusting violent crime into the open streets. During the week, the mayor sub- mitred the police department to one of the greatest shakeups it has received m years. A number of old command- ers were requested to resign and did, because the mayor held that the situ- ation demanded young and vigorous men. Some of the transfers and re- movals were based, it is understood, on willful failure to enforce the law. Mayor Dever's attitude as outlined before the German Day celeorants was -' "Let us take it for granted, th you and I do not like the Volstead act that we do not believe it is a good law," he said. "There are only two ways to treat it. One is to disregard it entirely. The other is to enforce it until its injustice has so aroused the people that relief will come through the ballot box. "I have never pretended to be and am not a prohibitionist. But I am trying to make Chicago a place of law and order. I have said many times that I wish the people of Chicago could have good, wholesome beer at a moderate price. But the poison that is being sold is not beer, and the price is not moderate. "And furthermore, the poison has found its way into our body politic. It has worked its way into our city, county and state governments, I am aiming or a clean, decent city and the police are going to be used to sup- press lawlessness and disorder as long as I am mayor." PRIEST CHOSEN HEAD OF NEW YORK CHARITY CONFERENCE (By N. C. W, C, News Service) New York, 0t, 16,The Rev. Robert F. Keegan, efetarv for Charities to the Archbishop of New York, has been elected Presldeilt of the New York City Conferenc of Charities and Correction for the com- ing year. The election of Father Kee- gan marks the first time that a Cath- olic priest has been chosen for this important post. The Conference is composed of i'ep- resentatives of the public and private welfare agencies operating in the Metropolitan District and comprises some of the most distinguished citi- and women, of all creeds of] zens, men the city. Choice of Father Keegan] i sets the seal of public approval UlOn the work of the Catholic charities ] the Archdiocese, 9f which Father Kee-] gan is Executive Director." "As a tribute, not to myself," said Father Keegan in accepting the office, "but to His Grace, the Archbishop of New York, whom I have the honor to represent, and to the organization that he established, the structure, that he erected for the religloug and social betterment of all groups and classes, do I consider this honor that you have today conferred upon me." Past presidents of the Conference included Robert W. Hebbard, Cyrus L. Sulzberger, Thomas M. Malty, Orland F. Lewis, Morris D. Waldman, Thom- as W. Hynes, Robert J. Wilkin, Leo- pold Plaut, Edmond J. Butler, Frank- lin Chase Hoyt, and Abram I. Elkus. Let Charity issue in good deeds. Let us be foremost in.them.Lord of the World. CATHOLIC THEATER IS AIM OF GERMAN DRAMA MOVEMENT (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Cologne, Oct. 3.Catholics of Ger- many, despairing of finding u proper realization of their ideals in the com- mercial theater, have resolved to em- bark upon the upbuilding of a Catho- lic theater wherein Christian morality and religion will not be offended. It is true that Catholic unions for some time back have had their own theaters and there was published a long list of plays "for Catholic stage unions," but these for the most part were of little artistic value and at- tracted scant attention. Now the leaders of the movement have come to a realization that higher artistic standards must be aprpoached and it seems that a definite forward move- ment is imminent. Two new organizations have been formed in recent years to promote tle theater movement. These are the "German Stage Society," and "The People's Stage Union." A conference of these two organizations was held at Frankfort-on-the Main and since then they have been working hand in hand. A printing office has been es- tablished at Frankfort which has al- ready turned out an otable list of plays which are being given represen- tation in many parts of the country. The representatives of these theat- rical organizations recently conferred with the principal leaders of the Ger- man Catholic young people's societies land endeavored to make it possible that boys and girls traveling about the country under Catholic auspices would promote the ideals of the Chris- tian theater. In this manner it has been possible to present in the smaller towns and villages a great number of clean, artistic plays which hitherto could not be given representation. A culmination of ths move,'uent for the use of non-professions, players was found in the course arranged for the city of Bonn which ] now in prog- CATHOLIC POSITION IN WORLD AFFAIRS TO BE CONSIDERED By H. Christopher Watts (London Correspondent, N. C. W. C. News Service) London, Oct. 8.Hdving carefully excluded the Holy See from any active participation in the work of the League of Nations, some of the more ardent champions of the League in England have, during the past few days, found a grievance in the fact that the Pope did intervene in the Greece-Italian crisis. Lord Hugh Cecil and Mr. Eden Phillpotts, the well-known novelist, ,have between them some complaint that Pius XI did not take upon him- self to admonish Premier Mussolini. More than one secular journal has hinted that the League of Nations would be much more effigacious if it received that support from the Catho- lic Church which it might expect to receive. The English Hierarchy, and with them the English Catholics, on the whole, have given a fairly generous support to the League of Nations, in principle. But there is not a Catho- lic up and down the country but sees the absurdity of this semi-leproach that the Church and the Pope have not supported the League adequately. The Catholic Citizen This question of Catholics and po- litical action is about to be explored very thoroughly at the ancient city of Reading, where an important confer- ence is being held, at which the topic of discussion will be "The Catlmlic Citizen: His National and Interna- tional Responsibilities." The confer. ence is neither merely local nor na- tional. English Catholics will pre- dominate in the attendance, but with them will be the Secretary-General of the International Federation of Trade Unions, who comes from Utrecht; the French Redemptorist Pere Philippe; Canon Gienwein, of Budapest; a rep- resentative of Msgr. Seipel, the Aus- trian Chancellor, as well as individual ress. Talented actors from many delegates from France, Belgium, parts of Germany are taking this IJugo-Slavia and Spain. course, which is devcted, as much to the study of stage literature as to stagecraft itself. The wo:'ks of 3me ct the greatest poets are being used in the repertoire of the Catholic players, including Shakespeare, Schiller, Haus and Sachs. The list of plays compiled for the Catholic groups includes more than thirty rOlJl$;OUs plays oi" dramas based on legends 0 biblical tales. There are nineteen plays based on German fairy tales, three sea$oiittl pls four plays based on German ioe ife and ten classical plays. Marl e these have been favorites for generafiois With the German playgo- ers m,d." artistically produced lre cer- tain of a he#W response; The movement is $rad/lly gaining grand throughout ae' l!,/d and there] its s diinct hope tha d d'structive I the 00heater wi'l]:-b ]boken and the stage @I1 be- com'  worthy instrument for' h prom di ' virtue and morality. 20 CHINES: MEMBERS ATTEN HOLY NAME SOCIE CONFERENCE (By N. C. W. C. NEws' Service) __ San Francisco , .Oct., 15.Twenty Chinese young men, representing the Holy Name Society of St. Mary's Paulist Church, were seated at the quarterly archdiocesan conference of the Holy Name Union which met here in Knights of Columbus Hall. St. Mary's is situated in the heart of San Francisco's Chinesetown district, the largest Chinese quarter in the United States. The delegation was accom- panied to the conferences by the Rex,. C. E. Bradley, C. S. P., spiritual direc- tor of the branch. The meefirg was addressed by the Rev. William. P. SulliTam .rchdiosecau director and Dr. James Frahklin Sm,ti, the presideat. This conference is under the high patronage of the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster,( and its opening will begin with Pontifical Mass of the Holy Ghost, celebrated by the Bishop of Portsmouth, who will be president of the congress. The inaugural session takes place in the owtt Hall of Reading, amt the distinguished DoraJnlea scholar, Pro, vincial Bede Jarrett, witl speak at this session on "The Law of Nations, Its Meaning and History." A famous Ox- ford scholar, Mr. F, Urquhart, Dean of Balll01 College, will treat of the Law of Nations in its application to the modern world. The League of Nations will be dis- cussed at two special sessions, and one peially important sin will b gven up to a/ttidS Of uTho HOI Se; Its l.le0 in IntrnstiOilai lJoillesi the Pope and of Nations" Leagu {4i@bers Attending In order that no point of view may be missed, Catholic members of the League of Nations are attending, among them the Secretary-teneral and' either President Cosgrave ) or a specimen! representative of the' iirish Free cate. Canada is bing r- sented by one of her Catholic states- men who will be in London for the' Imperial Conference. The impcetance of this conference is emphasized in the fact that it will represent no political party, or sys- tem, or even, any existing organiza- tion. Its .ole' object is to study and explore the tdaclng of the Church on the Law of Nations, so that this teaching may be applied to existing international problems. METHODISTS CONDEMN RACE INTOLERANCE (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Chicago, Oct. 12.Despite a bitter opposition by some of the ministers, one of whom is quoted as saying "he was a member of the Ku Klux Klan and proud of it," Methodist ministers in session at the Rock River Cmffer- ence, adopted a resolution condemn- ing all race hostilities. The fight came over the adoption of resolutions of policy, which in their original draft as presented contained the words: "We condemn any insti- tution which has as one of its princi- ples 'We believe in the supremacy of the white race.'" Although the Ku Klux Klan was not mentioned, the ministers appeared unanimous in their understanding that that organization was meant, for the open discussion at once revolved about the Klan. POPE'S MESSAGE TO WOMEN'S COUNCIL (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Washington, D. C., Oct., 15.--Re- spending to a message sent on behalf of the National Council of Catholic Women, assembled in this city for its third annual convention. His Holi- ness, Pope Plus XI has sent the fol- lowing cablegram, addressed to the Right Rev. Joseph Schrembs, Bishop of Cleveland: "The August Pontiff, pleased with the expression of devoted filial hom- age on the part of the National Con- gress of Catholic Women, imparts from his heart to each one present at the convention the Apostolic Benedic- tion as an augury of the Divine as- sistance and an earnest for the future of a more fruitful and helpful aposto- late." The cablegram was signed on behalf of the Holy Father by His Eminence, Cardinal Gasparri, the Papal Secre- tary of State. ANTI-KLAN PLEDGE FAILS IN LOUISIANA DEMOCRATIC PARTY (By N. C W. C. News Service) New Orleans, Oct., i6.Efforts to place the Democratic State Central Committee of Lousiana on record against the Ku Klux Klan failed when a resolution introduced by Caleb C. Webster, of Donaldsonville, that can- didates be pledged to sup-ort legis- lation to remove the masz o secrecy in secret orders received no support, Webster obtained the reading of the resolution but got no urther consider- alien. Its effect would have been to make every candidate for the state legislature in the coming primary take an anti-Klan oath that he would battle for legislation to suppress the Klan and it is 'evident that members uf the committee thought it ws too drastic. . :' (Continued from Page 4)  ., CARD. O'CONNELL MAKES APPEAL they wished :o be' nalfiecl, ;he oy" Father's Charitable Relief Fund,' and the instructed me to send this com- Imitiiation to all the Archbishops and ihos  America, which I have "It is their hope and wish that this most recent appeal to the Holy Father should be given the fullest publicity all over the country, and that on the earliest Sunday possible after the re- ceipt of this letter collections be taken ., up in all the churches of the coat/try for this fund and sent forthwith to 1 Excellency, the Apostolic Dele- gate,, who will transmit the money re- cei#ed o the Holy Father. "Ma , not all, by our united ac: tion it/ths reyvnse to the Holy Fa- ther's appeal, give added proof, if such were necessary, that his burdens are our burdens, that his anxieties are ours, and that whenever he turns to us for assistance, or aid, or comfort, his devoted American children wilt realize his desire as soon as it is ex- pressed and gladly endeava, to accom- plish it. "I have the honor to be always, "Your humble servant, "W. Card. O'Connell, "Archbishop of Boston." LITTLE ROCK COLLEGE Seven Miles From City--Pulaski Heights00Street Car Service Fall Term Opens Tuesday, Sept. 25 COURSES: CLASSICAL, SCIENTIFIC, PRE-MEDICAL, PRE-ENGINEERING, SENIOR UNIT, RESERVE OFFICERS' TRAINING CORPS, U. S. A. For Particulars Apply to REV. ALBERT L. FLETCHER, President. J