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I [i ?i/ I THE GUARDIAN, OCT. 27, 1923 Published Weekly by THE CATHOLIC PUBLICATION SOCIETY of [ae Diocese of Little Rock 309 WEST SI'fC)NI) STREET Et)'ctcd as secona-class malter .March 2b: I9I I. at the postoftlcc at against illness, and who one day found himself unable to keep up the payment of his premiums l;eeause so many dishonest demands had been llLtUe Oll tile hlSUl'&llCO conlpally. -o-o 5?wo vet'y gratifying pieces of new come to our Little Rock. Ark . mlder the Act el tfongzcs ot M.arch 3, 1879. I .................................................................. llotlce d!roi,l non-Catholic source8 an(/ these are: SUBSCRIPTI()N I'RICI $'.00 TIIE YEAR ......................................................  ................... the atJpea] el: fifty prominent Lptscopahan Iay- CIlANGE OF ADDRI,:S,:, When a change of address is deMred the stmscriber should g.ve both nlen Of Pennsylvanitt to those ]aylneii tIld Ciel'gy- 'le old sad the new address, men v,:ho are dissemilmting doctrine which tend C()RIE:PONI)ENCE Iattcr inte:,ded for pubhcat/on in The Gustdish should reach ua not [O u.1}sett]c tile minds of people to ))e more loyal in I later thau Wednesday mormng. Br,c: n,." ........ rc.po/,lcnce , t,y, their adherence to the faith as emoodmd in the welconle. "lh killdltci of till: C]:lgy 1[1 tlt:J lllglttg&" l: t:Ol'il;tlly appre- ,at,, creed; and the attack on educaLiol without re.- REV. GEe. tl. McDERMOTT. ............ Managu,g Editor lig'ion by the Rev. Hugh Kerr, a Presbyteriall aaty o know, and the JesuiL l,'attmrs wno are, THE FATHER AND HIS BOYS n,maea troth m the Old ancl in tte 'ew Fsycnolo- "The o'reatest boy-savers in the world" gy, are prepares to give l co them in weekly ln-ln]en who re'ularly apln'oach the st;allnlertbs ill tte columns of "'America." ble. There's a reason. The little fellows are We are delighted to note this departure and the. imitators. Their eyes are constantly upon umy thing to mat" our mmgnt is [ne limited nun> elders, and the line of conduct adopted bY uer of readers which "America" lla8 111 1.tllS ';cc- leaves all enduring impress. Their ldngs lion o tim country, for, in spite of its merit s no wrong, and the kings are their fathers. cn'culation is still limited especially in the South. l father s be careless and indifferent, the T. o-o are t(m to one that the boys will be the same, C()N,.b'I,STENT (/Ai'ItOLiCS its an old truism, but it is one which reqU olne years ago we ,(,'re l"Ol'Lun;tte eltoug) Lo (lueIt repetition. The boy's chevalier All commuaicat]ms about "The (;tJa{dI&ll') l,OUltl be addressed m /he Rev. Geo. |1. Mcl)ermott, 307 Wts: beo.)nd :otrecl. (OFFICIAL APPR()VAL The G,tardian is the'official or/4an o[ the Diocese: of I.ittle Rock. and women wile come out ]]].'oln oul' educatic)lml insti- l pray (;,KI that it may be an ea ..... L ,:,,,,, ...... , ,, ,, ,'au,e ,, i,,t, tutions be more than intellectual aninmls recog- ,o, ,o ,;'I,' a",,,"toa,( ,',y ]:",,,.' 'tt,t', r:ll;'''  ", 't, ' nizmg no moral obligations except to some physto- reer may be [ong and prus!.)erou, ! }/ JL)IlN fL MDRRIS. ,: oI) (I Little Rock, OCTOBER 9'7 i.),)'v at, ....................................................... thr Epistle: Philip: "BreHren. be ye followers of me. and observe those who walk so, as ye have our model, for many walk, of whom 1 often to(d you, the enemies of the Cross of Christ." ---- 3-0 The sympathies of all good citizens go out to the City of Oklahoma. Let us hope that when the city has recuperated h'om the flood visitation, something can be done to avert a similar catas- trophe in future. 0"0 In spite of the large deposits in our Savings Banks, it seems that the majority of men in the United States are spenders. Aoeording to econ- omists most men spend all they get, and if they got more would spemd more. More than 2,500,01)0 persons bought automobiles last year, and as ma- chines depreciate rapidly, and in a few years dis- appear altogether, we can understand the compu- tation of one writer who makes the revolutionary statement that 2,000,000 persons own almost half the United States. -O-0 The figure of speech which describes the Au- tumn's output of books as an avalanche is an apt and expressive one, for we counted the names of , y. 35o mentioned in one magazine, the October nmn- ber of the Literary Digest Inter, national Book Re- view. The illustrations of the article are equally expressive for men are represented as recovering from the debris of books which had fallen on them, as they would be had an enormous quantity of snow overwhelmed them in the mountains of Switzerland. .i 0=0. We had hoped the sneer "only a convert" had passed with the last century, but we notice from our exchanges echoes of it are still heard both in this Eountry. and in England. For this unfortu- nate attitude the convert as well as the born Cath- olic is sometimes to blame. He affects a superi- ority which is resented. The case is paralleled in politics when the naturalized citizen endeavors to teach the native son a lesson in America/a patriot- ism. O-O. When two thoughtful men give contradictory views about the value of "The League of Rations" ,no wonder ordinary readers of the press are puz- zled. Professor Van Dyke, who has just returned from Europe, is so opposed to our isolation that he compares,those who defend that attitude to "Elias" who, in his pessimism, retired to a cave. Isreal Zangwill, on the other hand, in a recent address in New York, called the League "The League of Damnation." He contends that even if Russia and Germany were admitted to it, and America joined it, it would still be a defective in- atitution. : ': '0"0 They tell us that New York City will have about 20,000,000 of 1%ople forty years hence; but where are they going to put them ? At the present time New York is short of 750,000 dwelling houses, and there is but little prospect that the big city will ever get so far as to build dwelling houses for any such a number, unless the present rate of building will be wonderfully increased. Another question which must take up the at- tention of out' public men, is the traffic question. Already traffic is bad enough, especially in our large cities, but what will it be ten years hence? The great thoroughfares of the big cities of the comtry are little less than slaughter places, and the ldlling is on the increase. Nothing seems to be attempted to remedy the situation in any of the mtve a gl'acelul Catholic writer who could take to ['car and reproach t're(luently overlooks clergyman of Pittsburgh. "\\;Ve have at rigt,/t," he task the cowardly Cafltoiic woman who, in her ex-tmlitie aim evades his resl: attid, "'to expect that the young men and yotmg cesmve desire for social success and personal pop- Itcyistcr; [ " , logical complex." ........................ 0-O ST. VINCENT'S PROGRESS Shortly after the dedication of the Nurses' Home attach&t to St. Vincent's Infirmary, we wondered what would be the next step in the de- velopment of that progressive institution, for we had fancied that everythhg that could be reason- ably expected for the comfort and convenience of patients, physicians and nurses had been provided. But in our mental survey we overlooked those who gave the institution its most distinctive note, the Sisters who manage it. With the disinterest- edness which has alway characterized the Sister of Charity everywhere, they put uvwith cramped and limited quarters form(ears in order to furnish accommodation to a lat,ger number of sick per- sons. But now the time has come when, in the in- terest of efficacy, tO say nothing of anything' else, more space must be devoted to the Sisters' needs for no hospital can be said to be properly equipped as lang as those who make it what it really is, and who spent their whole lives within its walls, have not ample room for rest, recreation and religious needs. Plans are being prepared now for a new wing on the northwest corner of the Infirmary lot to balance the Nurses' Home on the southwest corner and this will contain ample accommodation to sat- isfy the present two-fold need of the sisters, a home and a chapel or a place to rest, and a place to pray. T. -O-0 SILL Y CHA TTERINGS The claim is made that some relics found in our Southwestern burial mounds are 7,000 years old. There isn't the slightest foundation for any such assertion., TNe fact is, there is no assurance that those burial mounds are more than 1,000 years old, and this comes from the most reliable arche- ologists. The most exhaustive and profound an- alysis on the mounds and moundbuilders of Amer- ica, has been given us in De Roo's "American Be- fore Columbus," published by the Lippincotts some years ago. It is in two volumes of about 800 ages each, and neither he nor the best archeolo- gists he has quoted, make any such claim as 7,000 years for the existence of the-mounds. On the contrary, he tells us that they might have been constructed about a thousand years ago, but that the matter must remain in doubt. Yet, without any data whatever, the statement is given publi- cation that the mounds are 7;000 years old. Such unfounded statements are of frequent oc- currence, and the American public will be wise to take them cure grano salus. When we shall be given all the necessary infor- mation to believe in the antiquity of man that seme enthusiasts would have us subscribe to, we shall be happy to accept the facts, but up to the present there is nothing from the field of science to justify us in accepting the unauthorized claims of many who pose as scientific teachers in thi ' special field. Nevertheless we shall continue to read the most absurd assertions which receive wide publicity, from men who are as. ignorant of what they write, on archeology, as they are of the unseen stars. D. ------O -0 A DEPARTURE WITlt A PROMISE "America" has been in existence a great many rs, and in our judgment, ,,xpcyeaectations , entertained of it fulfilled the great it. It has been "A Catholic Review" in the sense in which such a pe- riodical was needed. We had excellmt monthlie., and quarterlies, but in these rush days in which we live, we need a more frequent commen on men and things than magazines, maMng their: appear- ance only every month or so could afford. The great centers of population, but the near future lnew departure of that most excellent weekly, will probably see some endeavors to find a cure of I "America," which we lik to feel, is so full of some sort. promise, is a series of articles on the New Psy- -.. o-o cholog. The prevalence of dishonesty in the commercial As the writer of those projected articles so well says, Catholics who have not had, a philosophic training are perplexed by numerous new theories of life which are forever springing up around them and they will find in the columns of "Am- erica" the help which they need in distinguishing what is true from what is always merely plausible and often dangerous. Everythi0g affecting human life and human in- terests has a Catholic viewpoint which our intelli- gent reading Catholics have both a right and a life of this nation is so great that one editor is filled with the prospect of still greater prevalence. "If by some misfortune," he writes, "let us say by a general decay of morality, dishonesty would be- come common, the burden of expenses might easi- ly become so great that our business structures would break down under its pressure. This editor writing about health insurance, and we can readily see how serious would be the con-I l dillon of a man of small means who insured) i uiarity, could listen at her eiut to inbfinuatio:ns a,>ins the Church wi'lout uttering a word t)i:  protest. Would that we had i,n ()tal i day a capable writer i to rebuke our complaisant Catholic nen, who. for fear of political consequences will renmin silent i weeldy secular paper as saying: when prlncipms not only dear bu vital to religion possible chance for a Roman Catholic are attacked. During ,, this year the eightieth an- Heaven." Tha must be a very consoling niversary of the establishment of out' public for our intolerant friend Bitt God and schools is being celebrated, and some of our Cath-I ,,.-, -,,-- .......  -."., . - _ ' " :ab zexas lllllllS1;er is 1;11o une 1;0 say olic men who ought to lqnow the inherent weak-!thou gee(1 and faithful servant, enter ness of the system, have not anything more wor- LOOSE AND L ( )I" .ELESS," "  TltEOLOG An Last "Iexas Baptist preacher ]s quoted thy of their convictious to offer than to say "the public schools are good as far as they go." Expediency may. justify many things, but it should not attempt to justify the injury done to children when they are deprived during their ten- der years of that trahHng which lays the founda- tion of a morality that will ondure, for it has been well said that a morality not based on religion is '.'a mockery, a delusion, and a snare." To such complaisant Catholics, we commend what Archbishop Glennon calls "a strange incon- sisteney in the public mind in regard to religious teaching and training in the schools. It is this: "that while most thinMng people who have at heart the welfare of the home, of society, and of national conscience see the need of religious edu- cation, after admitting the necessity they oppose ptitting the theory into practice, as in the applica- tion made of it in our Catholic schools." The cry for spirituality, like the cry for peace, wil be made in vain unless it is sought where almle it may be found. Like the color in a woven fabric it must be worked in with the warp and woof. T. .0-0 EDITORIAL BROADCASTS ,,__= - THE RUM AGE, PERHAPS Historians and others are wont to refer to the Dark Ages, the Middle Ages, .the Stone Age and so on. In the future what will the historians call the present age, when dancers are making records and frivolity rules the world.--The Catholic Sun. BE TOLERANT If it is not ntirely impossible, it is extremely difficult for one person to get another's point of view--precisely; that iff, it is impossible, or nearly so, to see things exactly as others see them. It is necessary and reasonable, therefore, to be very patient and charitable with those from whom we differ in opinion. They may be wrong, we may be wrong, or both of us may be half wrong and half right; so, don't fly off at a tangent. The .Western World. JUST FINDING IT OUq' "At least 50 per cent of our school course should be discarded because there are things more vital and more profitable to occupy these important years of childhood." This is the opinion of the Rev, Frederick George Willey, pastor of the fash- ionable Sanford Street Methodist Episcopal Church of East Orange, N. &--The Catholic News. A BAD BILL One of the most obnoxious bills introduced at Albany is the Acin bill, of Senator Antin, amend- ing' the Penal law so as to permit children under sixteen years of age to attend motion pictures un- escorted. The present law demands that grown- ups must accompany the children. The measure, backed by wealthy people, including the picture ,interests, is in a fair way of passage, due to the inactivity of those who should be opposing it.--- The Hroollyn Tablet. MIFFED AT GOVERNOR The Prohibitio-at-any.Costers are considera- bly miffed because Governor Donahey, a better temperance man and Christian than many who criticise him, vetoed the law that made possible a ball and chain on every Volstead law offender-- who had not the price of his fine. That law meant just what Governor Donahey knew it meant-- making a criminal of a poor man and letting the I rich offender off easy. Any rlch man with the I price today can get all the booze he wants--and i often with the knowledge and connivance of so- I called officers of the law. Ohio is not yet ripe for I Florida whipping bosses.--Catholic Columbian. of thy Lord." Catholics are not so they believe there are a number of tians in all of the Protestant churches serving their God faithfully according to conscientious eoavietions, and they will reward. All good Catholics are confident of their Master and abiding with Him after ful fever is over; because they are God in accordance with the demands of St, the rock upon which CSrist built His Catholics have no quarrel with cause of the route they choose to reach Then why should some Protestant teacher upon damning the Catholics because they believe in the safety of individual of the Bible, but prefer to carry out the 'God and the teachings of Christ as the founder of Christianity? Our View, 0-0 MONARTIC ORDERS A western exchange recently answered repeated question concerning the of Mnastic orders. It is difficult for sons in a work-a-day world to spiration which moves men and nounce all temporal connections to b ry selves in a prison of prayer and cation. A pleasant half-hour of reading, filled with surprises and remarkable may be found in the Catholic E the title "Reformed Cistercians." This publishes the statistics of the centuries learns that the call of the monastery, succeeding ages, entered not only he humble but the palaces of princes the great military leaders and the learning. The exchange has this to saY i of the monastic life: "We could write telling stories of the immense monasticism has been to the Church. BY  ticism we mean a mode of life proper te who leave the world and devote prayer and spiritual exercises and other works trader some religious rule. The of the Christian religion were the went forth into the desert to live lives d ical perfection. The world was morally the dawn of Christianity and these holY urged by the spirit of God to work for salvation and the salvation of the world bY lives of poverty and chastity and obedience solitude of the deserts. Their prayers ances and holy lives aided the Church ize the world. With the spread of the monks we/,e generally in the preached the Gospel to pagan nations; the fields and built cities; they founded for the Christian education of he copied manuscripts and preserved the the Fathers of the Church; they were and painters and sculptors and workers The apostle of almost all the countries were monks; the first priests to land shores of America were monks. a proof of the organic life of the Church; orders hav the same fundamental vice of Christ and the perfect love of each exists for some special task that Church advanced among the childr e Monasticism is not of divine command, Church could have done its work monks, but as a matter of fact, thes faith was not accomplished without the ties of monasticism."--Truth, N. Y.