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' 0 --ZJ UARD'AN OCTIOiBER Clerics Faithful VICE PRESIDENT HONORED -- Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson (left) is congratulated after he received the Grand Cross of Merit of the Order of the Knights of Malta in recog- nition of his humanitarian efforts throughout the world. He is the first American to receive the award, the highest honor that can be given a non-Catholic layman by the Catholic or- der. Congratulating him is Don Enzo di Napoli Ranpolla, grand chancellor of the order, who made the presentation at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. (NC Photo) Attorney General Kennedy Chosen For National Catholic Youth Award Washington, {El -- U.S. Atty. Gen. Robert F, Kennedy will be presented with the highest award of the National Council of Catholic Youth on Novem- ber 11 at the Catholic youth convention in Buffalo, N.Y. Father John J. Conniff, act- ing director of the Youth De- Hart Reelected To Head K. of'C. Boston, (IC) -- Luke E. Hart of St. Louis was reelected for a one-year term as Supreme Knight of the Knights of Co- lumbus at a K. of C. board of directors' meeting here. Hart has held the office since 1953. Other national officers re- elected for one-year terms fol- low: John W. McDevitt of Wal- tham, Mass., deputy supreme knight; Joseph F. Lamb of New York, secretary; Francis J. Heazel of Asheville, N.C., treasurer; ahd Harold J. Lam- boley of Monroe, Wis., and Ger- ald J. Lunz of London, Ont., ad- yocates, Bishop Charles P. Greco of Alexandria, La., was reappoint- 0d as supreme chaplain of the K. of C., and Fred W. Colby of Fargo, N.D., as supreme war- den. TASTY FOOD REASONABLE PRICF Off-street parking FRED & JIM'S 810 So. University partment, National Catholic Welfare Conference, announced that the Attorney General will receive the 'Pro Dee et Juven- tute" (For God and Youth) gold medal at the convention ban- quet in the Buffalo armory. The banquet is expected to be the largest'* gathering of diners ever held in the U.S., with 7 500 "Catholic young people at- tending. Previous recipients of the youth award have been Irene Dunne and Danny Tho- mas. Father Conniff said the At- torney General was selected for the *honor because of his sin- cere interest in U.S. youth, his exemplary Catholic and family life and his outstanding record of public service. He also said that TV star Ed Sullivan will be presented a plaque at the convention break- fast on November 11 in the Buffalo armory. Ite is being honored for his contributions to the youth of the country, his wholesome television pro- grams and for the Christian ex- ample he has set in his family life. Some 25,000 teenagers and young adults from almost every diocese in the U.S. are expected to attend the convention, No- vember 9 through 12. Train Wreck Hamberg, Germany, (E) -- Police sirens brought a Catholic priest to a railway wreck in the center of Hamburg, where he gave Extreme Unction to 23 of the injured and dying. The Best In Prescription Service GREESON DRUG STORE Your REXALL Store DRUGS - SUNDRIES Conway Phone FA 9,$851 Arkansas Trade With Your Independent Merchant No Truth in Charges of Broad Influence in Clergy, FBI Official Dallas, Tex., (}) -- A former FBI undercover agent sai!t here that there is no truth in the charge that there has been ex- tensive communist infiltration of the U.S. clergy. William C. Sullivan, now as- sistant director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, said he made this statement "fac- tually and without equivocation. "Any allegation is false which holds that there has been and is, on a national scale, an ex- tensive or substantial commu- nist infiltration of the Ameri- can clergy, in particular the Protestant clergy," Sullivan said in an address at the High- land Park Methodist Church. While a few clergymen have been influenced by communism and have even associated them- selves with communist causes, he said, "there can be no doubt as to the loyalty of the over- whelming majority of the cler- gy to our nation." He said clergymen have been "among the most consistent and dedicated opponents of commu- nism and all other forms of totalitarianism," and added: "In view of the great amount of time and money communists have spent propagandizing the American clergy, it is a remark- able tribute to them that they have resisted so successfully." The FBI official stressed that religious people and church or- ganizations "should be the very last to engage in vitriolic har- angues, misstatement of facts, false accusations and character assassination." Apart from the morality of such actions, he said,.such ac- tivity "weakens the religious forces of the United States which have such an important role to play in meeting and solving .the communist prob- lem." He s a i d anticommunists should not use- unless they can define them accurately such ambiguous and misleading terms as "Red," "radical," "left. lst," "left wing," "left wing sup- porter," "socialist," "self-styled liberal, .... right wing," "radical right," 'Teactionary" and "fas- cist." He warned against confusing legitimate dissent with commu- Asks Closer Look at Labor, Management Vatican City, (E) -- Major economic and social changes since World War II require a re-examination and reorganiza- tion of relations between man- agement and workers, a Vati- can letter has stated. The letter was written by A m 1 e t o Cardinal Cicognanl, Vatican Secretary of State, in the name of tits Holiness Pope John XXII] to Archbishop Jos- eph Berry of Halifax, host to the English-language section of The letter gave special em- phasis to the recent social en- cyclical of Pope John, "Mater et Magistra," and listed seven provisions which must be ob- served "in studying the pro- cesses of production and in re- organizing relations between labor and management." The letter said there must be pro- visions for: --Adequate physical and mor- al health protection. --Just and equitable payment for work with the opportunity, when possible, for workers to share in ownership. --Establishment of social in- surance and social security to provide for disasters or other dangers to family stability. --Employment of social work- ers in an industry who are com- petent, human and free from pressure. --The granting of promotiors and salary increases' on an oh. Jective basis and with equal op- portunity for all. --As much participation as possible by workmen in the life of a firm. --The development of means whereby workers or a special group of workers will not bear alone the burdens of automa- tion, but under which the bur- dens will be shared by all in- terested parties, since this will ultimately benefit the whole community. The letter said that the Pope has pointed out that organiza- tions of the lay apostolate can play an important role in the social education of workers and the young. nism and against civil liberties in the anticommunism. On the positive side,: recommended a thorough: derstanding of co thought, objectives, and tactics. He said should insist on the every citizen to freedOW thought, expression, actio sent, experimentation, tion and worship. .To fight communism, h citizens should remove cause of communism in  commUnities--poverty, illiteracy, discrimination, cal corruption, adequacies, moral and other social and perSC evils. 'Comsymp' Priests Estimate 'Pulled from Hat)Welch Boston, (E) -- Robert Welch, founder of the John Birch So- ciety, has admitted his guess that one-half of one per cent of U.S. Catholic priests are com- munist sympathizers was "sim- ply pulled out of a hat. Welch said his estimate on the number of "Comsymps" among Catholic priests was "a complete guess and without any substantiation even being claim- ed." He made his comment in a letter to the Pilot, Boston archdiocesan newspaper. In an accompanying editorial, the Pilot suggested Welch is living "in an unreal world" by confusing the possibility of Communist infiltration with reality. "It is also possible that com- munists might wish to infil- trate into the ranks of the FBI. Are we to conclude there- fore that there is also some small percentage there?" The Pilot asked. The exchange between Welch and the Pilot was prompted by an earlier editorial in which the newspaper took the John Birch Society head to task for stat- ing publicly that it was his "long range guess" that one- half of one per cent of the U.S. Catholic clergy were "Corn- syrups." In his letter to the news- paper, Welch said it would be "naive" to doubt that commu- nists have infiltrated the Cath- olic Church and all other churches to some extent. He put the number of "Corn- syrups' 'among Protestant min- isters at three per cent of the total, but said the figure i much less for priests. ! The infiltration procc been "much slower er delayed" in the Church, Welch said. reasons, he added, are time it takes to become a --with the resulting- in "risk and investment" part of communists fact that would-be would have to forego "both before and after ment." Welch said he does lieve any Catholic become "Comsymps." does think, he added there are "Corns "get into your ranks an( querade as priests" even they make up a tiny" MAJESTIC Laundry with "Ivory Sea Cleaning with "Sa Will appreciate your busil LITTLE ROCK, HELP stamp out thirst EMMETT HC Distributor ZERO LOCKER STORAGE LIVE BETTER AND CHEAPER THROUQH USE OF A FREEZER LOCKER Phone FA 9-3688 Conway, Ark. 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