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THE GUA.,RDIAN, ,O, C T.OBER 22,, ]982 Letters to the Editor Continued from Pg. 2 t not least by any means, I think it is that the dear dead do not get a better After all, it is the last public mention in this world and I think they given the honor of letting people fwhom they were survived. I am sure of The Guardian over the state one time classmates or acquain- L.G. Pendergrass Jacksonville Need Prayers Sept. 3 issue under Replies to Inquiries, Father Kodell's answer to "What is the stance of the on homosexual rights?" seems to me. Father Kodell says, "The rights and the civil rights of all including homosexuals, are to be Very true, but homosexuals don't rights because they are but because they are human I think Father Kodell should let your know that the Church condemns Same column, Father Kodell says church "abides by the present on prayer in public schools." Policy set by the Supreme Court no prayer at all is permitted in public How can the Church abide by that if, in fact, the Church is in favor of anywhere? Isn't there a basic con- between the two positions he Congress and the Supreme Court sessions with prayer to God and the is inaugurated taking his oath of his hand on the Bible. Isn't it about brought our practice in the public into line with the practice Irevails at all these important official Teresa da Costa Fayetteville Approves Change s. The new format is a big " I KRENZELOK Manager 624-4611 or 624-5397 ! Ileliond Pork, Arkenms AUTO-HOME-LIFE COMMERCIAL When you get your next premium notice, let me give you a quote. r" Markham Bus. 225-5259 72205 Res. 455-3977 improvement and the change from the six column width to the new four-column is the most noticeable. It makes the reading much easier, quicker and, I believe, maximized the comprehension. Whether the change in contents will have an impact on the readership of The Guardian remains to be seen and can best be measured by circulation statistics. I will miss a few of the regular features being dropped but not all. In any event, it should be the editor's decision as to what should be published in the newspaper. That includes what advertising will or will not be used. Just keep up the good work. John Mawn Little Rock Wants Ads Out Dear Editor: To the Guardian's board of directors, my dear friends in Christ: Thanks each of you for the spiritual share- ing The Guardian provides. Please accept my concern regarding the liquor ads which do not give glory to GOd and should have no place in a Catholic paper. I've been concerned ever since we started getting the paper, but it took Ray Hanley's letter to help me be bold enough to write! I'll be praising and thanking God for guiding each of you in deciding to remove those ads as I expect a cleaned paper very soon. Alice M. Schneider Bella Vista Needs Help Dear Editor: I've written several letters to The Guar- dian. I'm a prisoner at Cummins and have formed a prayer group here in my barracks. Through some of your readers, we have received religious literature which is being put to good use. Praise the Lord. I know that there is a Guardian Store in Little Rock, but I do not know if it is run by your paper. My request is this. My group has a need for four chains to add medals to wear and three crosses for Catholics, also some assorted greeting cards, such as birthday, Thanksgiving, get well, etc. I pray that you have some funds available to help me to help others. As I earn no money here, I can only ask for help through God's helpers, such as yourself. Also any other material you might have that you could send would be appreciated. James R. Streeter 77564 Box 500, BKS-8 Grady, Ark. 71644 Displeased Dear Editor: I have just finished trying to find something interesting in The Guardian. My reaction to reading this week's issue is: If it doesn't happen in Little Rock, it's not worth printing! I feel this paper should be of interest to people in the whole diocese which is the whole State 00Countrg eobblor MEN'S SHOES: Fiorsheim Rand Bass Portage Acme Boots Hush Puppies OWNERS - The Bland Boys AIR+LAND+SEA TRAVEL, Inc. TOWER BUil,I)ING "One Call Does Air'...37S-5335 AIR LINE-HOTEL- RENT- A - CAR - RAIL - BUS-STEAMSHIP TOURS AND CRUISES . . . Escorted or inde- pendent to suit your personal plans. For TRAVEL everywhere. and for travel SERVICE anywhere PAGE 3 of Arkansas. After all, it's the parishes of the state that pay for the publication of the paper. And.its readers live throughout the state. I subscribe completely to remarks made by Father Albert J. Schneider in "Letters To The Editor." Father Jerome Kodell's space should have been doubled instead of cut in half. You have a captive subscription list and I think your readers (?) should be stimulated by what they are given to read. Paul N. Ruez Hardy Hypocrisy Dear Editor: I am surprised at the number of objections that have been raised concerning liquor store ads which appear in The Guardian. My personal feelings on the subject are rather ambivalent. The ads have never generated within me a compelling urge to rush out and buy a bottle of liquor, but I do welcome the opportunity of patronizing those businesses which provide much-needed support to The Guardian through advertising revenue. It is nice to know who they are. My reason for writing at all is that I think we are flirting*with a bit of hypocrisy on this issue. I do not for a moment suggest to diminish the fact that alcohol is among our most dangerous drugs. Its danger, however, lies in its potential for abuse, just as in the case of any drug. It is curious that those who have voiced opposition to the liquor store ads have said nothing about ads for restaurants -- from Sir Loin Inn to pizza parlors - which serve intoxicating beverages. If we are to be consistent in our opposition to the advertising of places of business which sell liquor, shouldn't we oppose these restaurant ads as well? The hypocrisy may well extend to The Guardian board itself as while they have elected to accept liquor store ads, they decline to accept cigarette advertising on the grounds that smoking is harmful. Perhaps we need to become more consistent in our policies in this area. Frankly, I think that declining to accept advertising from any legitimate business whose product is neither illegal nor in- trinsically immoral is arbitrary and suggests a form of censorship. in certain capitol crimes if applied evenly by the courts. Crimes such as murder in the first degree (pre-meditated murder), rape where the victim is killed during, prior, or after the act, rape of a child under age of 18 years if the child is killed before, during or after the fact, armed robbery, burglary, or assault where a victim is shot, knifed or in anyway loses his life because of the act of violence are the ones I mean. A whole new system of jurisprudence on the part of the judical system needs to be devised to bring true justice into our country. Capitol punishment is not a cop-out and should be used. Norma J. Scott Hot Springs Against Ads Dear Editor: In last Sunday's Gospel (%26) from Mark: "But it would be better if anyone who leads astray one of these simple believers were to be plunged in the sea with a great millstone fastened around his neck." In John's Gospel 12:42, 43: "There were many, even among the Sanhedrin, who believed in him; but they refused toadmit it because of the Pharisees, for fear they might be ejected from the synagogue." "They preferred the praise of men to the Glory of God." There is a vast difference from condoning liquor and aiding its sale. Your article on George Hart and Han- dicapped's Faith was beautiful; would that our leaders had the Faith in God they have in themselves. Basil Buergler Fort Smith Complete Boot and Shoe Repair I 311 W. 7th, L.R. - PHONE 378-0228 [ ' ':'$O:,%lAl'.O$O..:l;':Fd" DON RIEL[ George Wildgen Little Rock Punishment Dear Editor: The capitol punishment system would work DIRECTOR EL DORADO. ARK 71730 8 years Criminal Court Experience Tried over 150 Criminal Cases 1979-1982 Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Sebastian & Crawford Co. 1974-1979 Active Duty U.S. Army JAG Corps Senior Defense Council, Fort Sill, Oklahoma Commissioner United States Army Court of Review, Wash.,D.C. Captain 29th JAG U.S. Army Reserve Member Sebastian County Bar Association Member Eastside Optimist Club Member First Presbyterian Church Married with Three Children Paid for by David Saxon DAVID SAXON