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December 7, 1962

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National Leaders Hail Upcoming Conference on 'Religion and Race' Chicago, (E) -- Nail(real lead- Religion and Race. tile Synagogue Council of ers of Church and State have The conference, to be held at America; and tile Social Action hailed lhe ul)conling National "Chicag 's Edgewatcr Beach I)clmrtment of the National C.atholic W.elfare Conference. Conference on Religion ant! llotel, will bring l.ogethcr some tlace, to he held here January 800 clergyman, and laymen FOp- memorateThe conferencethe centennialWill nitre'the 14 to 17, as a potentially major resenting more than 60 groups for discussions of tke role of Emancil)ation Proclamation, eontrilmtion to solving the race religion in dealing with prob- which was signed by President l)roblem, terns of racial justice. Abraham Lincoln on January 1, Statements endorsing the The conference will adopt a 1863. 8ilns of the megl.illg callle frol|l Francis Cardinal Spelhnan, "statement of conscience" rep- Archbishot) of New York; for- rescntil|g a consensus among berI're'identl,wighil).Eisen-timseattending and will also Ple"res"ent prol)ose fl series of action t l)ower, Atly, Gen. Rohcrt F. recommendations for dealing Kennedy, New York Guy. Nel- son A. Rockefeller, California with racial segregation. H I 1.lou"nn Bias" Guy. Edmund G. Brown, El)is- It will be tim first nation,al eopal Bishol) James A. Pike 0f meeting convened jointly by all California and olher leaders, the major faith groups in the U.S. The convening bodies are uu=Z00r00-r ,.uuu/a-ea Their statelllell[ s wel'e released here by lhe National Catholic tile Department oi' Racial and Conference for Interracial Jus- Cultural Relations of the Ha- (N.C.W.C. News Service) rice, which is serving as sccre- tional Council of Ctmrches; the Catholic reaction to President Iariat for tile Conference unSocial Action Commission of Kennedy's order barring dis- crimination in Federally aided housing mingled praise for the 14THE GUARDIAN DECEMBER 7, 1962 order with cautions that it does not solve the problem of segre- gated housing. The consensus among Cath- Pine Bluff specialists in interracial justice and community rela- tions was that the executive or- der is a valuable first step to- J. W. SMITH'S ward ending housing segrega- tion, but that much more re- TELEVISION SALES AND SERVICE mains to be done. 3105 Olive St. Pine Bluff, Ark. They also stressed that Cath- olics have a duty to work for Color T.V. Speeialist Ph. JE 5-3752 integrated housing, both by educational programs, underlin- ing the immorality of segrega- Its A Fact! tion and by practical action YOU CAN DO BETTER AT aimed at creating integrated neighborhoods. John A. Simpson Furniture Co. Tese reactions followed the President's announcement Nov. Ull - 1125 State St. Phone JE 4-0292 20 that he had signed the long- PINE BLUFF, ARKANSAS awaited executive order bar-" ring discrimination in housing built or purchased with Federal REAP-JOHNSON FURNITURE CO. assistance. The presidential order coy- Lees Carpets and Ross French Provincial ers: . L. R. Furniture --Single - family and apart- 705 Main St. Phone JE 4-2183 ment housing with mortgages PINE BLUFF, ARKANSAS insm'ed by the Federal Housing ,, ., Administration or guaranteed by tim Veterans Administra- tion. Dave's Shoe Repair Shop --Low-rent public housing subsidized by the Federal gov- "You ahoays save wizen you trade with Dave" ernment. 401 State JE 4-9493 --Housing in urban renewal projects subsidized by Federal Pine Bluff, Ark. money. --Housing built with Federal loans, including homes for the aged, college dormitories and community facilities. CAPITAL PRIDE Indications were that the or- der does not apply to individual sales by home-owners nor to MEAT PRODUCTS existing housing, although the President said he had directed appropriate Federal agencies to use their "good offices to pro- mote and encourage the aban- C. FINKBEINER INC. donment of discriminatory practices" in connection witia 3rd & Mulberry St., Pine Bluff, Ark. existing housing. The order does not apply to housing financed by conven- tional loans by banks and sav- ings and loan associations, but  only to those guaranteed by REBUILT VA and FHA programs. In 1961, FHA and VA housing made up * AUTOMATIC about one-fourth of the 1,275,- 000 construction starts on pri- TRANSMISSIONS vate, non-farm housing. ut'udwm'anea]l. ;$00,000 refugees from the 1948 Arab-Israell Some foes of segregated war cluster here with no satisfactory solution yet worked out housing had urged that eonven- for their future by nearby countries and the United Nations tional financing, too, be cow Most pathetic are the BLIND CHILDREN who lead their ered in the executive order. " " They said this would have been dreary existence close to the tomb of the mighty Samson. He possible because the Federal too was blind, made that way by his enemies . . . Now comes government insures deposits of some HOPE for these sightless little ones. A school has been banks and savings and loan as- started for them . . . Funds from our Association support it. sociations. Here the children will learn to do useful craft work . . . Some hold "worry beads" to quiet their restless fingers, fingers which can learn so much If they are taught. But we need help to ton- I I tinue this school... Kindly think of these BLIND CHILDREN Rector Renamed OF GAZA, for It you don't, no one will. Washington, (IC) -- Msgr. Wil- Dear Monsignor Ryan: liam J. McDonald has been re- . appointed rector of the Cath- Enclosed find ...... for the ........ mentioned above, olic University of America for a Name ............................................. five-year term by His Holiness Pope John XXIII. Street ....... .... ..................... Zone ...... Msgr. McDonald's reappoint- City ............................ State ............ ment as rector was announced 00q2ea 1500 Uli i --" r-- t-"ss-ons "  Archbishop Patrick A. O'Boyle of Washington, chan- cellor of the University. Msgr. McDonald was first I , FRANCIS CARDINAL SPELEMAN, President J named rector of the university Msgr. JotNtpk T. Rlmn, 'NePI lhm'y [ by Pope Pius XlI on November Send ell ommHlr.etioas to: 30, 1957. Before that he was "' CATHOLIC NEAR EAST WELFARE ASSOCIATION vice rector. 480 Lexington Ave. at 46th St. New York 17, N.Y.' ............................ - I . ......... : i t . HERO'S REWARD--David Jendre, a third-grader at St. dan's school, Youngstown, Ohio, receives an emphatic you" from his 22-month-old brother, Philip, whom he from serious burns. Philip pulled a cord attached to a fryer and David caught the pan of hot grease as it fell. was hospitalized with third degree burns on his face, and chest. Parish Cub Scouts will attend a dinner Davidwho will receive a certificate of heroism from the Scout National Court of Honor. (NC Photo) Vice President Johr on Hits Lack Of Brotherhood in Race Matters Chicago, (E) --Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson said here it is a matter of regret that hu- man relations so often mus$ be enforced by law rather than by God-given brotherhood. The Vice President's com- ment was made in a statement prepared in connection with the National Conference on Re- ligion and Race scheduled at the Edgewater Beach Hotel here January 14 to 17. "As we know," said Vice President Johnson, "our gov- ernmental structure contains processes which have allowed significant advances in the area of human equality before the law. "It is, however, a matter of concern and regret that human relations must so often be regulated and enforced by man- made laws rather than God- given brotherhood. "We have seen understand- ably, and yet unfortunately, that in the matter of human re- lations, as in so many other matters of universal ideals too often outstrip ities. However, lllis diminishing distances sizes to all reasonable urgency of translating ciple of the Golden Rule meaningful guide for line Bluff Phone JE 4-0121 408 Main Pine I$1ff General Waterworks Corporation 701 Main St. Pine Bluff Arkansas , 201 East Barraque & Drive-i Pine Bluff Ph. JE 4-0811 ArkanSaS Locke Plumbing Company Inc. NOTHING Down 36 MONTHS TO PAY "WE SPECIALIZE IN REPAIRS" t, Phone JE 4.0500 Pine Bluff 1.111 state DUDLEY HOWEY, Manager TRAOI[ MARK REGISTEREO Pine Bluff, Arkansas