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PAGE 2 THE GUARDIAN, NOVEMBER 7, I969 Paraguay CONTINUED FROM PAGE | Juan Jose Gomez, was badly beat- en by guards and police in civl- llan clothes as he participated in the university demonstration fol- lowing a Way of the Cross service. Fathers Bartolome Melia and Juan Caballero were also beaten, as were several Jesuits when po- lice broke into the community headquarters near Christ the King church. Several nuns who attend the school ofphil0sophy were man- handled. The archbishop's statementcal- led these actions "violent... and uncontrolled repressive beatings brought to extremes unrecor- ded in our history." in an apparent move to forestall the spread of further criticism, the Stroessner regime confiscated the latest edition of the national Catholic weekly, Comunidad, and ordered the arrest of its editor, Father Gilberto Gimenez, who has gone into hiding. Comunidad had survived a rash of closings of independent pa- pers, only because it is published by the permanent committee of the Paraguayan Bishops' Con- ference. The expulsion of Spanish-born Father Oliva, a student modera- tor who became a Paraguayan citizen in July, stemmed from the efforts of student groups to ob- tain the release of one of their leaders, Juan Felix Bogado, jailed Dr. Annie 14. Bremyer CHIROPRACTIC OFFICE 310 E. 9th, Little Rock PHONE FR 2-2684 In Men. Wed. FrL and SaL i since June. Imprisonment without trial, tor- ture and often death are now com- mon tools of government repres- sion against dissenters. Knowing this, students have succeeded in forcing the release of some and in bringing Bogado and anotber youth, Guido Rodrlguez, to trial proceedings. But the judiciary has been procrastinating in these cases, Several students at the National University school of medicine went on a hunger strike to press for the Bogado trial, but were at- tacked by police andpro-govern- merit mobs. The statement of the archbis- hop and his priests' council condemned "the disproportionate police repression of students who were expressing their concern for the fate of their imprisoned com- panions." The excommunication decree does not mention names. It is not known if the line of responsi- bility for the repressive measures reaches to Stroessner, but, ac- cording to observers here, the excommunication includes inter- ior Minister Sabine Montanaro, who is in direct control of all police forces. Comunidad, with its circulation soaring as it became the only independent newspaper in the country, a week before the con- flscation published a protest from the Christian Democratic party after "unknown intruders" ran- sacked its headquarters and stole its membership lists. The protest added that "we know that our growing influence is bringingdls- comfort to reactionary groups." ....... The issue of the last week in "' October, now confiscated by po- Charter lice, a Bus! Oct. HENRY LIENHART Any size Bus available, from school bus to luxury air con- ditioned coeches. HOUSTON . BIGF_.LOW BUS LINES ARROW COACH LINES 2713 W. 10th MO 6-9891 |3 MAIN STREET ROCK, ARKANSAS gave a vivid account of the 22 beatings at the Catholic University. It also carried a leading article entitled "The Church Is Persecuted! in Para- geay," a review of past events leading to the present confronta- tion. "Oct. 22 is a day of mourning for the Paraguayan Church anda day of national shame for the whole country," the article con- cluded. Comunidad accused Strcessner of trying to turn the Church into "an inoffensive and servile body as it is in Brazil under the military government." Last April the Paraguayan Bis- hops' Conference warned the Stroessner regime that the threatened expulsion from the country of four Jesuit priests -- Father Oliva amongthem -- would bring "unforeseen consequences." At that time studentunrestover H2C/R e,4R!! YOUR PONTIAC DESERVES OUR AUTHORIZED PONTIAC SERVICE Give your car the best possible cold-weather proiecUon- Come in now for pre-winter servicing. t WE SPECIALIZE IN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS USE OUR EASY BUDGET PLAN JOHN CHAPMAN, USII YOUR BANKAMIIIRICARD INRVICII MOlt. HORACE TBRY PONTIAC Capitol & State ........... Ph. FR 5-9861 High Schools Hold Places for Minorities Baton Rouge, La. (NC)-- The Baton Rouge diocesan board of education announced the reserva- tion of 10 per cent of the enroll- ment of diocesan high schools for applicants who belong to ethnic minority groups. The diocesan board issued a statement in favor of school racial integration and laying down a three-point program to help in- sure its implementation in the student bodies and faculties of Catholic schools. "Our Catholic schools will re- serve 10 per cent of their intake from applicants who belong to ethnic minority groups in the dio- cese," the board said. "These places will be kept open until Mar. 31, at which time the ad- ministration will be free to fill vacancies by normal admissions procedures.' The non-white Catholic popula- tion in Baton Rouge is slightly less than eight per cent. PubUshed Weekly by The Guardian Press, Inc., 2500 N. Entered as second-class matter March office of Little Rock, Arkansas, under t March 8, 1897. ..o[CD  t  Second-class postage paid at " Little Rock, Arkansas SUBSCRIPTION PRICE: $5.00 the year in the "ells P" Canada $6.50 - Forelgu $7.50 The Guardian is the official publication of the Diocese of Little I proved its worth during the many years of Its existence. It hearted support of the priests end people of the diocese. With tiffs goal, as an instrument of Catholic Action, can be achieved. ALBERT L. BishoP EDITOR REV. MONSIGNOR THOMAS L. KEANY, PIL D. Mount SL Mary's Academy, Little Rock, Ark. 72207 MANAGING EDITOR BUSINESS MR, WILLIAM W. O'DONNELL MR, AUGUST Address All Departments P. O. Box 7417 FOREST PARK STATION -- ZIP CODE 72207 Business Hours 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday througl Saturday, major National Holidays political arrests and deterior- ating conditions after 15 years of dictatorship had reached new heights. The bishops were engaged in seeking better jail conditions for political prisoners and in obtain- ing their release. There were also several inci- dents at VUlarica and San Juan de Misiones involving Church leaders and local civil authori- ties, usually over social action programs for farm workers. In June, further repression of student groups and police action against a Catholic women's par- ade led the bishops to suspend the Te Deum and other ceremon- ies marking the sixth anniversary Synod CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 16; no, 0; abstentions, 0. Question 3 -- Ways should be studied by which the priests, Re- ligious and also the laity could, through their orgamzatlone, col- laborate more efficaciously with episcopal conferences. Regarding Religious, ways should be sought to assure a maximum of pastoral efficiency, always with respect to the proper charism each form of consecrated life possesses. Vo- ting: yes, 126; yes with qualifi- cations, 11; no, 1; abstentions, 0. Question 4 (two parts) -- Con- cerning the promotion of justice and peace between peoples: a) =- All the bishops and epis- copal conferences should orientate diligently the mentalitynfthe cler- gy and the laity to foster initia- Sister CONTINUED mentary teacher. e was also missioned in Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas, as well as many other Arkansas missions, one of which was Lake Village where she spent many years as a teacher. Besides having had a degree in education, Sister was also a registered diet- itian. She did her college work at Mercyhurst College in Pennsyl- vania and St. Louis University. She retired to the motherhouse of Pope Paul VI's pontificate. They also called off the official inauguration of a national semi- nary to which government auth- orities had been invited. Father Ollva, who had attended a student demonstration seeking the release of two youths, was called to police headquarters "for an interview," and then detained and taken to Clorinda, a town on the Argentine border. Ecclesiastical authorities cal- led the move "a deceptive trick*' that deported from the estab- lished practice of prior consulta- tion with them in all cases involv- ing the clergy. Archbishop Mena and the priests' council, in their state- ment, said that "all these events add up to a very grave crisis and to the painful reali- zation that the dignity and life of the Church and the funda- mental rights of the citizens are systematically under attack in Paraguay." FOM PAGE I in 1958 after more 0 service. Survivors include t0 in Coal Hill and Me., and one brother Hill. A Bible Vigil held Tuesday vent chapel. The was celebrated by The] E. Milan, chaplain, ternoon. Burial was in1 cemetery. 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