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,i, of the subject to District a District is all th AND more de" papers and alarge ONe may reading which , and strengthens virtues. A Catholic Paper is a Perpetual Mission-- pope Leo XIII "The Guardian" in every home--our Motto. Q }ends an itude. The Official Organ of the Diocese of Little Rock, Arkansas as far is milder ew York is 10 Little Rock, Arkansas, Saturday, October 23, 1920 Number 19 Naples is nd is yet in and Jr. The Gulf on climate. bachelor 11 ground one to .,..,oe! HOM00! ment Archbishop Shaw Appeals for Seminary LAITY IAI{NESTLY URGEI) TO UNITED II,'I,'ORT 1,'OR ITS t,RLC]ION. HOUSE, Avenue. La., Sept. 29, 1920. Brethren of the Beloved Children of Greeting: for granted your interest in the finan- forthcoming Sem- of which you have official notice, we thought it advisable for resuming the of our Venerable for the establish- Major Seminary of such an in- midst for the higher of our young spiritual formation the special needs of B aot a new one. Though been made already Shepherds and per- some time under ad- we regret to say were its continuance. To unworthy to emu- so holy a cause, it Providence has as- of making at least attempt to provide a Seminary ac- of the Church as in the Council of Code of Canon a Most Urgent Archdiocese. is, unquestion- urgent needs of We cannot provide the spiritual welfare to our care, un- Such an institution always a sufficient- Well trained clergy ork of the ministry. most part, our Pre- obliged to ap- countries of Eu- missionaries, and elsewhere at the comparative- felt called to the their own people. recruiting the Die- is, as experience unsatisfactory, and not in Prestige and honor Diocese in the While we shall their heroic in loving bcnedic- of those apostolic have been coming centuries from the of Europe, the condition of these loss which their in the ranks of the vicissitudes us. that we can no ask those noble missionaries. Duty of a a Seminary. to undertake this by the consideration foremost duty of a a Seminary in would be en- In this con- Suffragan Sees comparatively re- set us an ex- t. say that their efforts and Shall the hold back now at and not attempt to Must we con- in honor comparison of zeal with our and sacrifice ? Plead poverty, nor have not suffl- our large Cath- the erection We feel con- to the ques- will be a] eal hi :h I near future for J help for the] of the new upon you to dignity "of our beloved Archdiocese which ha. long been under the cloud of an ap- parent lack of zeal for the noblest monument in a Diocese. Every man, woman and child of our flock must be with us, heart and soul, in a united effort to make the coming campaign a magnificent success, far beyond even our most sanguine expectations. There must not be, and there will not be any shirkers, if we have rightly under- stood your Southern spirit which was so patriotically gnerous in the cause of .our country, and will not be less generous in the cause of Holy Mother Church. $1,000,000 Set as the Goal of the Campaign. The sum we have set as the goal of the campaign i's $1,000,000. This amount may seem unduly large and unnecessary, but this will not be the case if we consider the present high cost of construction and our intention to set aside a sufficient sum for a per- petual endowment, in whole or in part, for the maintenance of the Seminary. While the building we have in view will be modest in  design and equip- ment, we shall not lower this standard so far as to offefid the good taste and judgment of our people or endanger the health of our Seminarians. The Seminary must be not only suitable for its purpose, but it must be also in keeping with he honor and dignity of this venerable Archdiocese. Generous Co-operation Must Be Given the Central Executive Con/mittee. As active steps are being taken at present to arrange what is termed the machinery of the campaign,.we earn- estly urge our beloved Clergy to in- fuse into the hearts of their people the spirit of the campaign by word and by example so as to insure its success. This means generous co- operation on their part with all the directions of the Central Executive Committee and soul-stirring exhorta- tions to their flocks to respond nobly to the appeals of the various com- mittees which will be formed in every parish and mission. Because our dear children of the Laity will be the most interested bene- fici aries of the Seminary, we feel con- fident that we can count upon them to show in advance their grateful ap- preciation of its blessings by contrib- uting towards its erection and main- tenance according to the measure of their worldly possessions. It is not too much to ask the fairly large num- ber of well-to-do members of our flock to give the example of" truly "Catholic generosity by their munifi- cent donations. They can make no better investment of their surplus funds for time and for eternity. The still larger number of our brave work- ers in life's various occupations will, it goes without saying, do their duty generously in the forthcoming appeal, as they have ever done in the past when the Church called on them for personal and financial help. Then there is the small but energetic army of our boys and girls who will begin at once to save their pennies which willgrow into dollars which they will offer to Him Who is their special friend and lover. Nor must we-forget our dear poor who always cheerfully give of their poverty. Our brethren of the Detroit Diocese were able to raise recently some $8,000,000 for a Seminary and other Catholic activi- ties. Shall it be said to oBr discredit and humiliation that we were unequal to the task of raising $1,000,000, be- cause we were wanting in their spirit of zeal and generosity? The Blessing of God Invoked Upon the Campaign. But we shall labor in "cain to build a Seminary which will be pre-eminently the home of our Great High Priest unless we have His blessing on our efforts. We, therefore, most earnest- ly in the Lord beg our devoted Reli- gious Communities and our dear chil- dren of the Laity to make the success of the coming campaign a" special in- tention in their daily pious prayers, fervent Communions and Holy Masses. From the receipt of this Pastoral un- til the close of the campaign, the Rev- erend Clergy will include, when the Rubrics permit, among the Collect of their daily Mass the Oration proqua- cunque"/lecessitate, pro re grKvi. For (Continued on Page 8.) LAYMEN TO RAISE $76,000 FOR SCHOOL FOR SOCIAL WORKERS. (By. N. C. W. C. News Service) Washington, D. C,, Oct. 18.--An im- mediate intensive campaign for $76,000 for the purchase of a building to be devoted to the training of social workers has been decided upon b the executiv, e committee of the National Catholic Laymen's Council. The appeal will be shade through diocesan representatives of the organ- ization who met in Washington last month and decided that the establish- mentof such a school is one of the most important steps towards put- ting into operation the bishops' recon- struction program. The need of such workers has been emphasized by the numerous requests which the National Catholic Welfare Council receives from manufacturing and industrial concerns which are anxious to engage such skilled men in the field of social service. Notable among these are many Protestant employers who have perused the bishops' reconstruction program and are anxious to put it into operation. It is the plan of the executive com- mittee to have the social service school in operation, if possible, by January 1. The site and building se- cured are ideal for the purpose for which they are intended, and the com- mittee appointed to consider the pro- ject determined upon immediate ac- tion. COLLEGES TEACHING AGNOSTICISM, SAYS WM. J. BRYAN (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Washington, D. C., Oct. 17.--Ameri- can colleges and universities ac teaching agnosticism and skepticism under the guise of philosophy,. Wil- liam Jennings Bryan declared in an address to the Christian Young Peo- ple of Washington, a Protestant or- ganization, last Thursday. "We have allowed the doctrine of neutrality in religion to be carried too far," Mr. Bryan declared.. "Our uni- versities and colleges* ar e teaching agnosticism and skepticism under the guise of philosophy, and the minds of young men and young women .are be- ing corrupted." Mr. Bryan advocated the prohibi- tion of the teaching of philosophy that does not coincide with the doctrines of Christianity. ST. JULIEN'S RELICS TO BE RESTORED (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Paris, Oct. 10.--At the time of the- Terror, in 1793, some revolutionaries had carried away from the Brioude Basilica a very rich gold-cal-ced and gem-studded reliquary, which con- tained the remains of St. Julien. They took it to Paris, where the reliquary was melted at the "Monnaie." For- tunately the relics of St. Julien were saved and hidden in a safe place by some Christians, They were after- wards entrusted to the care of the Augustine nuns. The Catholics of the Brioude coun- try have lately made a denmnd that these relics of St. Julien be given back to them. The Paris diocese, of course, has agreed to their wishes and after 127 years' exile, they are about to return to the Brioude Basilica. UNIQUE HONOR BESTOWED UPON FRENCI:I CHAPLAIN (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Paris, Sept. 30.--In front of the whole Strasbourg garrison, assembled around their standard, General Hum- bert, military governor of the town, bestowed the decoration of Command- er of the Legion of Hohor on the Rev. Fr. Umbricht, chaplain of the garri- son. It is the highest honor" ever awarded any chaplain, the decoration of Commander being usual!y conferred on generals alone. Father Umbricht, who obtained this exceptional distinction;  was. cited eleven times during the war and sus- tained several wounds. His-left arm was amlautated. Near the Bishop of Strasbourg and the six generals belonging to the gar- rison were five other generals in whose command Fr. Umbricht had served. These had come expressly from May,nee, Aix-la-ChaPelle , and from Brittany." UNIVERSITY REGENT OPPOSES MICHIGAN 0000SCHOOL AMENDMENT (By N. C. W. C. NewsService) Detroit, Mich., Oct. 17.--Dr. Benja- min S. Hanchett, a regent of the Uni- versity of Michigan, in an interview with the News of this city, on the sub- ject of the proposed amendment to the State constitution"requiring all chil- dren between the ages of six and six- teen years to attend the public schools, has announced his opposition to the proposal, which he character- ized as "neither right nor practical." "I am earnestly opposed to any proposition that would result in the closing of parochial or any other private schools that maintain a proper standai-d of instruction," said Dr. Hanchett. A large number of graduates of private institutions, including Catho- lic schools, are accredited by the Uni- versity of Michigan, and the gradu- ates of these academies and colleges enter the university direct on the merits of their credits, Dr. Hanchett pointed out. "To close these schools would be a mistake that would be far-reaching and disastrous in more ways than one," Dr. Hanchett said. It would be impossible for the pub- lic schools now in operation to accom- modate the pupils of private institu- tions if these were closed, Dr. Han- chett said. "Crowded conditions in the Univers- ity of Michigan and all other large educational institutions are creating tremendous problems for.. their admin- istrators and it would be most un- fortunate to have such a situation to contend with in the public schools of the State," he continued. .,/*I do not believe that the prop6sed amendment will appeal favorably to the voters as a practical measure when" it is realized what problems its adoption would create, not to empha- size what would necessarily follow in increased taxes both for buildings and a just enlargement of our teaching forces." MILLERAND'S MESSAGE FROM METZ CATHOLICS (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Paris, Oct. 1.--The Catholic Con- gress of Metz, in Lorraine, brought together 10,000 men and was presided over by Bishop Pelt, assisted by Card- inal Dub.is and several'members of the French Senate and Chamber. After the usual telegram to the Holy Father, the following telegram was sent to M. Millerand and arrived in Paris two days before his election to the Presidency: "Ten thousand men gathered at Metz for the Catholic Congress happy of their reunion with the great family of Frenchmen, beg to express their undying loyalty to their fatherland, and to thank you for the comforting assurances you have recently renewed to them regarding the maintenance of their religious tra- ditions. They look upon the fulfill- ment of these promises as the surest token of social peace and national unity." PASSIONIST TELLS OF OPENING TRADE IN ARGENTINE (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Notre Dame, Ind., Oct. 16. Oppor- tunities for American business men in Argentina were described to the stu- dents of Notre Dame University here by the Rev. Constantine Birmingham, provincial of the Passionist Order in that country, who addressed the stu- dent body. Father Birmingham, who is accom- panied by the Rev. Dominic Moore, is en route to Rome to attend a general chapter of the Passionists. The subject of American trade in South America was also dealt with recently by the Rev. John F. O'Hara, C. S. C., dean of the school of com- merce, who has just returned from a trip to South America. Father O'Hara, speaking before the South Bend Chamber of Commerce, declared that the strained relations that exist with .fir southern neighbors and the mistrust in which they hold many American commercial men can be radicated by the exchange of scholar- ships such ashas begun by Notre Dame. To have a friend--be one. Vincent Infirmary Now Standardized in Class A FIRST HOSPITAL IN ARKANSAS DECLAllED SO BY THF.. AMERI('AN ('OI,LEGE OF SURGEONS FOR ITS SElcV- ICE, EQUIPMtF)NT AND MtANAC-:MNT. WOMEN'S COUNCIL ANNOUNCES LIST OF AFFILIATIONS Catholic Women Now Aroused to Ne- cessity of Organized Effort. (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Washington, D. C., Oct. 18.Catho- lic women of America are thoroughly aroused to the riecessity of organiza- tion as individuals and as members of societies, under the banner of the The friends of the Ssters of Char- ity of Nazareth, who are very numer- ous in the State, are congratulating the Sisters on new honor acquired by this institution long held in deepest esteem by all whom .sickness and ill health have brought in contact with its gentle influence. For more than thirty years St. Vin- cent's has cared for the sick .of Little Rock, making a wonderful record for scientific achievement and at the san time writing its name deep in the National Cohncil of Catholic Women, I hearts of all its patients through gen- according to Mrs. Michael Gavin, na- tional president of the N. C. W. C., who returned to Washington today after attending the annual convention of the International Federation of Catholic Alumnae in Boston. The International Federation of Catholic Alumnae was the first of the national organizations to enlist its aid in carrying out the program of the National Council of Catholic Women. With hundreds of branches scattered in every .part of America, it is cer- tain to provea powerful factor in put- ing into operation the plans for work among immi grants and employed girls, which are among the most im- portant undertakings which the Coun- cil has in view. Spread of Movement. But by far the most satisfactory indication of the spread of the women's movement into every section of America is the large number of purely local organizations that are already enrolled within the ranks. There are more than one hundred of these organizations now enlisted, at a membership fee of $10, and the lists are being swelled rapidly each day. Numerous earnest Catholic women have also enrolled as individual mem- bers. Mrs. Michael Gavin of New York was the first foundation mem- ber, subscribing $5,000, and Mrs. Leonara Z. Meder of Chicago was ne first sustaining member with a fee of $100. States as far apart as Penn- sylvania and California are among the leaders of those who have enrolled in- dividual members. QUEEN AND PRINCESS VISIT CATHOLIC COLLEGE AT BLAIRS (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Aberdeen, Scotland, Sept. 21.The Queen of England and Princess Mary, who are staying at Balmoral Castle, drove over to Aberdeen to pay a visit to the Catholic College of St. Mary at Blairs, the National Ecclesiastical College of Scotland, where candidates for the priesthood make their first studies. The Queen and the Princess were received formally by the principal and professorial staff, and shown over the more interesting parts of the college. In the large salon of the college there are some interesting paintings, among them one of Mary Queen of Scots and "Bonnie Prince Charlie Stewart." The Royal House of England is reputed to be very proud of the Stewart blood in its veins, and the Royal visitors were interested in these two paintings of their Catholic ancestors. In the college library the visitors were shown some historic manuscripts, among them some of the last letters written by the ill-fated Mary Queen of Scots. Finally the visitors were taken to see the college chapel. At the conclusion of the visit the Queen expressed her great apprecia- tion for the cordial reception to the Rector of the College, Right Rev. Mgr. Canon McGregor, and as the visitors drove off they were heartily cheered by the ninety-five students who were assembled at the entrance. RELIGIOUS POETRY CONTEST IN FRANCE (By N. C. W. C. NeWs Service) Paris, Sept. 30.--A literary society established in Normandy, which every year awards a prize for the best piece of poetry submitted, has this year de- cided that the poetical subject to be treate.d by the competit)rs is robe a tribute--in fifty lines at the.most-.t0 the Immaculate Conception ......  i , .- , ...... .,! PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS. tie way it has served the afflicted. College of Surgeons Decides. By virtue of the decision of the American College of Surgeons, a body of professional men representing the best in medical science, St. Vincent's is declared to be the equal of any first class institution in the country. The Meaning of a Class "A" Hospital. A class "A" hospital means one that is thoroughly equipped with lab- oratories and has a complete record system that embraces the treatment of every patient received and a staff of physicians and surgeons who are responsible to the Sisters for the maintenance of this service. First in Arkansas. St. Vincent's is the first hospital in the State of Arkansas to receive thi honor, and how ell it deserves it no one knows better than those who have been served by St. Vincent's. Beyond the service of the patients which is the primary object of a hos- pital, St. Vincent's is now a nation- ally recognized 'school of nursing. The diplomas granted to its nurses-by the institution will be recognized through- out the country, and a nurse who has received her certificate from St. Vin- cent's Training School for Nurses will be permitted to take cases in any hos- pital or institution in the country or in Canada. Moreover, through its rating as a Class "A" standard hos- pital, St. Vincent's will be recom- mended to all medical graduates as an institution offering the best in practical training for the young doc- tor. An Honor to the City. Little Rock is honored, too, in grad- ing of St. Vincent's. By it Little Rock takes her place as a city offer- ing as an inducement to newcomers the best that science can give for and next to being noted for its healthiness, the best compliment a city can re- ceive is to be known as being capable of caring for its sick and injured. Such a reputation serves as an induce- ment to the stranger to settle within our gates, by assuring him the best care for his most precious possession,. his health, NEW BISHOP OF LITHUANIA. (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Berlin, Sept. 30.--Catholics of Lith- uania are still celebrating the recent installation of the first national Lith- uanian Catholic Bishop, Monsignor Pringovic. The Government was rep- resented at the ceremony by M. Bergs, the Catholic minister of the interior, and some 60,000 people were thronged in and around the monastery of Ag- lena, where the installation took place. Monsignor Swirezkas read to these people, outside the monastery, the Papal Bull of the p!econization of the new Bishop. CATHOLIC SCHOOL OF MIDWIFERY (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Paris, Sept. 20.--A Catholic school of midwifery has been annexed to the Catholic School of Medicine, at Lille. Young irls holding all necessary diploma to be admitted must be at least nineteen yea,s of age. BISHOPS SAIL FOR ROME New York, Oct. 11.--Right Rev BishoPs Peter J. Muldoon, of Rock- ford, Patrick R. Heffr0n, of Win0n and Josep h F.,,Buseh of St. C19ud,. sailed ths week. ot the Patri for Nablcs, en route to make their a ilim{.'nIL vsi to, Romeo ...... ....,, /e cashier should e known y q. , ;, ,] j