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Kentucky Irish American
Bery Drlyer an Snort
Party in Kentucky SufTcrs Severe
Blow in Death of Boss A. T.
Democratic Committee Can Assuro
Fall Success by Pah Deal
For All.
"Reform" Administration Will Sure
ly Call Times Editor on
Broad Clinrgc.
morrow pardons bad crook.
The death of Republican National
Committeeman A. T. Hert was the
chief topic of political conversation
this week and his reign as leader
of the Kentucky- Republicans was
reviewed many times, and also as
to what effect his death would have
on the Republican party In this
State. All agree that Hert was solo
and undisputed boss of Kentucky
Republicans; but all will not agree
with those who claim he displayed
marked ability as a political strat
egist and managor. In political
maneuverlngs It was Hort's wealth
that asserted itseir, not political
ability, and without that wealth
and corporation boodle Hert would
never have risen from the ranks?
By no stretch of tho Imagination
ean one compare his political record
to that of men like tho late Col.
John H. Whalleh or Gov William
Goebel. These men had a loyal
personal following that stood by
them In political conventions, pri
maries pr elections, regardless of
the money Involved, while Hert's
followers came from that class who
follow a campaign barrel Just like
dies are attracted toj a molasses
barrel. Hert never obtained polit
ical notice or recognition until he
had amassed a fortune, while Gov.
Gobel and Col. Whalen were recog
nized political powers from their
early youth and when they had no
financial backing. '
There Is no denying that the
grief of tho local and State Repub
licans over Hort's death Is sincere.
Mr. Hert had few sincere friends in
the Republican organization, his
followers being composed mostly of
ex-Democrats .holding office under
publlcansgwhpwanted .a financial
anger-and then all the little fish
Republicans, black and white, who
trailed hungrily after tho money
doled out from tho Hert coffers. To
this class Hert's death comes as a
blow and with tho king dead the
scramble Is on for prestige among
some while others are looking for a
loophole to sneak Into the Demo
cratic party. The latter are con
sidered wise and crafty, as they
know that lean and hungry days
are coming on tho Republican
party, that there is a fecluiff against
the hard times Harding administra
tion, the "Howdy Kd" fiiiluro at
Frankfort and the near Mayor
Smith flnsco in tills city. Some
might have stood by tho guns while
Hert was In back with plenty of
funds but now they realize that tho
funds collected this year from tho
police, firemen, city employes nnd
oft (?) drink stands will ro to tho
little bosses loft in charge of the
organization, nnd tho Utile bosses
can't seo themselves spending a
whole lot of money In a losing fight.
Watch this tip: Judge Huston Quln,
Hert's selection for Mayor, will- now
look for a soft place to drop out of
the hopeless contest.
As indicated above, fortune Is
smiling on the Democratic party
once more, nationally. Statewide
and locally. Ropnubllcan candi
dates all over the country have been
decisively beaten lately and tho de
feat of Mayor Thompson in Chi
cago this week was the latest. Tho
State is safe this fall and all
doubts of success can bo removed
by tho new City arid- County Dem
ocratic Committee. Thus far it Is
the Intention of the party leaders
to nominate in a convention and to
date It appears that there will be
no contests for 95 per cent, of the
nominations. There are contests
thus far for the nomination for
Sheriff. Prosecuting Attorney of the
Police Court. Bailiff and possibly
Judge of tho County Court, al
though L. D. Greene seems the pop
ular choice. Tnose tew contests
must be handled by the Democratic
Committee and they must be handled-,
fairly In a manner that will
leave no sore spots afterwards.
The Sheriff's race four years ago
split the Democratic party asunder
simply because some one Insisted
selfishly on the nomination of a
ileckham man for Sheriff against
tbe wishes of tho Democratic ma
jority, who in repudiating that
choice heat the entire ticket and
the defeat of Beckham last year
was but an echo of party mlsman
neement of four years ago.
The Kentucky Irish American
tltterly fought that mistaken course
then and warnE the committee that
If the dtfferen contests can not be
.adjusted amicably they mast not bo
M-ttled In n convention bt left to
the vote of Democratic men and
women In a fair primary. It is
tiooiiioRs to nolnt out here that a
convention can not settle a contest
falrlv, Delecates, to a convention
are not popular choices but are the
selections of a headquarters secre
tary who nrenares a list for the
puld-inee of those attending a con--venttnn
and smoothes the way for
the dlctrlct representatives, This Is
jw'tlnfiwtory to every Democrat
where there are no contests, hut
today we have eompetluwi for a
few of the nominations and no
stereotyped list of a headquarters
becrctary must decide those con
tests. Chairman John C. Doolan
and his associates, Messrs. Knight,
Klapheke, Cassell, Curtis, Callahan
and Harris, owe a duty to the
voters In seeing that every candi
date Is given a fair and square
deal, one that will mean perfect
harmony for all concerned. It the
few races mentioned can not be ad
Justed then the committee should
see to it Hint all nro given an equal
chance in a hands-oft primary.
The announcement of Mrs. John
L. Woodhury for County Tax Com
missioner met with popular favor
among both men and women Demo
crats whb have grown to know and
appreciate her work at campaign
times. Mrs. Woodbury Is known to
many of our readers for her untir
ing work In behalf of the erection
of the tablet to Rov. Father Ryan,
the Poet Priest of the South, now
located In front of St. Boniface
church. Attorney Charles Morris Is
being requested by many to an
nounce for Police Judge while
Judge James P. Gregory would
meet with no opposition If he would
consent to announce for County
This past week Gov. Morrow
shocked tho entire community by
turning loose from prison John Doe,
alias Frank Blair, the man of mys
tery and of whom there Is not the
slightest doubt that he is a bad and
dangerous crook. Doe or Blair was
arrested here three years ago In an
attempted burglary and murder
case. After a little hocus-pocus In
the Police Court Roscoo Searcy ad
vanced $800 in cash for bond nnd
obtained thp mystery man's release.
Of course tho crook forfeited the
bond and was not heard of until a
year later when he was arrested
plying his regular trade of robbery
and assault. Brought back here he
was sentenced ot serve, five years
In the Frankfort penitentiary, the
Jury having no difficult time in pro
nouncing him guilty. This verdict
was brought in July B, 1919, nnd
last Monday, less than two years
later, our 'reform" Governor turns
this notorious nnd despcrato crook
loose to again prey upon and prob
nbly murder some Innocent citizen
or citizens. Morrow further Insults
tho peoplo and voters ot the State
by refusing to explain his action
and to date wo have heard no pro
tests from Lieut. Gov. Ballard, Wm.
Heyhurn, the Louisville Herald ed
itor or other prominent Republicans
fn regard to the Doe case. To an
outsider It looks like tlint it will
havp to bo called the "Dough" case.
Speaking of "reform," wo want
to call the attention ot Col. Petty,
"Governor" Burllngame, near May
or Smith and others to tho charge
made by the Louisville Times editor
against the "pure" and "spotless"
administration .and the Keystone
about gambling the Times
said: "A few days ago the Times
obtained a list, much longer than
the one published by tho grand Jury
and including some of those names,
of places where games of chnnco
flourished openly. If tho police do
not know about these places the
cry of Kcystono should not long
er ofTcnd them. If they do know,
the administration should either
censo denying that it suffers gam
bling or it should attempt to sup
press professional games." Possibly
Messrs. Petty, Burllngame and our
near Mayor didn't soe that open in
sult and challenge, and the Ken
tucky Irish American, In a spirit of
kindness, tips them off that this
broad charge by the Times editor
may convince some that there 13
wicked gambling going on in the
community. Wo believe that the
admlnlstrtalon leaders will Immedi
ately demand ot the Times tho long
list of gambling places and Im
mediately squelch them. 'We also
believe that tho near Mayor will
publish that 1,000 word report that
he prepared so assiduously last
week In his "defl" to the grand
The two latest murder cases dem
onstrate the ability of our Keystone
police department. A big touring
car runs down and kills a young
man at Sixth and Zano a little over
two weeks ago. A real police de
partment would have blocked all
roads leading from tho city ten
minutes arterwards and at daylight
could have had each district ex
amine every large touring car In
the city. This was not done and'
another or roe long list oi Diunaers
Is attributed to the Keystone police.
The Stamp case Is another. The
murderer twenty-four hours after
ward walks to his home, sees four
Keystoners guarding tho house so
bo couldn't get in. goes- away and
hires a room a block and a half
from tho City Hall, Anally walking
throuch the streets in broad day
light to surrender himself. 'Stamp
is a great big six-footer, easy to
pick out in a crowd, yet he spent
two days In the heart ot the city,
eating in a public restaurant, and.
the Keystoners didn't even have a
clue. You've got to hand it to the
Keystoners for messing It up.
Archbishop Sebastian G. Messmor
will celebrate the fiftieth Anniver
sary of his ordination to the priest
hood this year wjth a Journey to
Rome. Arrangements are being
made tor his passage to Europe in
June, when he will make his ad
llmlna visit to the Vatican, and
later to the. church In which he said
his first mass. The little edifice Is
located near St, Gall, Switzerland.
He expects to return to Milwaukee
in the fall.
Some idea ot the extent ot the
Catholle missions throughout the
world may be gained from the re
ported on the. number ot missionaries
who died last year in the -various
parts of the world to which they
have beet stationed. Durl the
Met year 1-59 missionaries of the
Catholic Church died. The 4ur
Grand jury says Keystone police are non-residents and possibly
can't find gambling dens.
covers all parts ot the world. Of
these six wero Bishops and 153
Tho Washington representative of
the Associated Press reported Sat
urday that Dona! O'Callaghan, Lord
Mayor of Cork, who came here six
months ago as a stowaway to testify
before the commission of the Com
mittee ot One Hundray Investigating
the Irish question, is believed by
fffllclajoj :th:Dppartm,eot2Labqr
tchave returned tfidandTThT?
Lord mayor was given ciassincauon
In this country as a seaman and al
lowed until midnight Monday to
leave the United States. E. J. Hen
nlng. Assistant Secretary of Labor,
said that tho department had "every
reason to believe that before the
time limit allowed O'Callaghan to
leave he will have shipped aboard
another ship. As a matter of fact,"
said Hennlng, "we believe that he
Is already safely back in Ireland, al
though we have no official Informa
tion to that effect. His attorneys
assured us that ho would leave the
country according to tho ruling of
the Secretary. The last that I have
hoard of him was through news
paper reports that he was In Chi
cago April 8." Pointing out that
friends of the Lord Mayor claimed
that there was a probability that
British authorities might undertake
to arrest him on his return voyage,
Hennlng said It was possible that
some officials friendly to O'Cal
laghan had held up the report ot
his departure. He explained that
this would not be a breach of reg
ulations as there was no require
ment that his departure bo reported
Assistant Secretary Hennlng an
nounced Monday that a statement
would be Issued Thursday regarding
the whereabouts and status of Donal
O'Callaghan, Lord Mayor of Cork.
rpfcti-tf-nna cHlilnnto will .rACfilvn
diplomas at tho commencement ex
orcises of Bt. xaviers uouego ai me
college auditorium next Friday
night. The four student orators
will be Eugene J. Steuerle, who as
valedictorian will speak on "Cardi
nal Gibbons a National Ideal."
"Federalization ot Schools a Na
tional Menace" will be tho subject
ot the address ot Frank H. Breslln;
Arthur E. Eyl, salutatorlan, will tell
ot "Americanism a National .Herit
age," and "Immigration a Natolnal
Problem" will bo explained by
.Tnmes T. Curran. The Right Rev.
Denis O'Dpnaghue, Bishop of
Louisville, will preside at the. exer-.
clses. Tho Rev. Fatner unanesxi,
Ryan, S. J. Professor ofpolltIcal
oi.nnrTflw.-C5t VnvWfl ftolleee. Cin
cinnati, wllldeliver tho baccalau
reate sermon, and John M. Cooney,
professor of Journalism, Notre Dame
Tinivfti-Bitr. will deliver the alumni
address. This will be one of tho
most Interesting commencements in
the history ot tho college and will
reflect the excellent work ot Brother
Last Sunday the good people and
children ot St. James' congregation
had a happy celebration ot tho sll
vnr inhllfio of Slater Ursula, who
has given tho last fifteen years ot
her religious me to me worts ui
education as principal in St. James'
parochial school. Sunday morning
the entire congregation received
holy communion la her honor and
for her Intention, and in the even
ing a reception wm held In the
gchopl hH fer members of the con
gregation and friends ot Sister
Ureula, who li held la admiring and
affectionate eeteem.
IK ps?iH heSt.
Forty-tlireo Successful;1 Parliamcnt
& - '
nry Candidates Itccclre Returns
in jails,''.
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-' """ t Eireann.
Somo Elected to tho Northern Par
1 lament Will Rofiiso to
y executed by the British for his par
ticipation in the Easter uprising In
. ,. , ,, i.i-,i 191C, was elected from Roscommon,
Forty-three ot the one hundred and J, Eo,n McNoII1 although ln
and forty successful candidates ln jaI1 was eiected from two constitu
te recent Parliamentary elections' encles, National University and for
In Ireland received the election re- Derry.
turns in the various Jails in Ireland
and England whore they are held
prisoners by tho British crown
forces. All were elected members
ot Dall Eireann, tho Congress of tho
Irish Republic, regardless of tho
tact that they are deprived ot active'
participation in tho Republican af
fairs by being kept ln Jail, and
some were also elected to the North
ern Parliament, which however,
they will not attend.
Included In tho successful candl
.Intps either held In. Jails without
Ltrlal or who are serving penal sen
tences lor iuuii iJuuwtui uuiiviuca io
Arthur Griffith, Vice President of
the Irish Republic. He has been
held InMountJoy Jail, Dublin, since
last November without trial and
without having a charge made
against him. Sean MacSwlnoy,
brother of the late Lord Mayor Ter-
rence MacSwIney, was elected from
Cork counjy. He recently escaped
from Spike islana prison, uora
harbor, where he was serving a fif
teen year sentence for being a
member of the Irish Republican,
army. Robert Banton, who was an
office'' ln the English, army in the
no' ami nrlin la !n nn Enerllsh
Iprison at present, also was elected.
seven women who uavo vvbu
prominently Identified with tho Irish
Republican movement were elected
to Dall Eireann. Among them are
Miss Mary MacSwIney, sister of the
late (Lord Mayor ot Cork, and who
Is at present In America on a speak
ing tour; Mrs. Katherlne O'Cal
laghan, whose husband, Michael
O'Callaghan, ex-Mayor ot Limerick,
was murdered by Black and Tans
In his home in March; Mrs. Pearse,
mother ot Padralc Pearse, first
President ot tbe Irish Republic;
Mrs. T. Clarke, whose husband was
executed by tho English crown
forces; Dr. Ada K. English, who
Is serving nine months for having
Slan Fein literature ln her posses
sion the Countess Marklevlcz, who
is serving two years for organizing
the National Boy Scouts, arid Miss
Brfdghld Dooly of Waterford.
Lord Mayor Donal O'Callaghan,
of Cork, also was elected to Dall
Eireann, which, gives the youthful
Irish leader the unuaul distinction
ot holding three important exec
utive positions at one, time. In ad
dlttoft to being Chief Executive ot
Cery. eiir he U Chairman ot the
Cork County Council, and now be
comes a member of Dall Eireann.
It Is said that no other Lord Mayor
of Cork has ever held the position
of Chairman ot the Cork County
Council at the same time.
Harry Boland, envoy of the Irish
Republic to America, was re
elected unanimously by his constit
uents In Mayo and Roscommon.
Eamon De Valera, President of
the Irish Republic: Michael Collins,'
'Minister' of Finance: liawrenca-Gfn-
wuttirakirf nell, Llam .Mellowes, James ,Burko,
. .: . - . - .. . ?- . '
leaders well known In" America were
elected without opposition.
Ersklne Chllders, son of tho for
mer English Chancellor of the Ex
checquer and author of "The Bat
tle of the Sands," and who won dis
tinction for his service for England
In the late war, was elected for
County Wlcklow. Desmond Fitz
gerald, in prison for his activities as
head of tho propaganda department)
of the Irish Republic, was plected
from Dublin.
Count Plunkett, whose son was
At Monday evening's meeting ot
friends ot the orphans ln prepara
tion for the Fourth ot July picnic,
tow of the parishes were unrepre
sented. The Button1 Commlttoe has
been energetic and reported dona
tions amounting to $1,344.94. Sat
isfactory reports were received from
the various committees and tho fol
lowing additional appointments
were announced:
Candy wheel Messrs. Louis Vet
ter, Chairman; Fred A. Bauer, Jr.,
John Robinson, John R. Baldwin,
William Baldwin, Josepn ue voto,
Rudolph Volz, Paul Downard, F. H.
: Lelsman, George Logan, Otto Ross
flold, Frank iMunnlnghoff, Joseph
German, Hardy Sexton, Thomas J.
1 Confectionery booth Misses Jean
1 Smith, Marietta De Voto, Phllomena
' De Voto, Evelyn Lege, Mathilda
' Dletsche, Anna Rauch, Frankle
, Powell, Elizabeth Grieve, Angela
Henicen, .niarceua- uroppeunuu, xua
De Van, Minnie Vetter.
' Ready to Wear Committee Mes-
dames Thos. Keenan, J. J. Barrett,
, M. J, McClusky, X. Kessack, Geo.
Fltzpatrlck, w. A. Brown, m. j.
Bannon, Ida Ackerman, H. Boss
meyer, M. Troy, P. (L. Scanlon, M.
Duane, Thos. Brocar, M. Stoll, L. A.
Blanford, D. F. Murphy, L. Graham,
B. J. Campbell, C. Boyle, Mlsseg R.
Conroy, M. Flannlgan, M. Ward, M.
and A Noonan, iM. Campbell, M.
Wallace, M. Merrjmee, K. Coleman,
Messrs, Thos. Hannon, X. Kessack,
Edw. Pope, Chas. Cooper, Jos. Lana
han, Chas. Slebel.
As the time tor the picnic, which
Is expected to surpass any over
given In Louisville, draws near the
Interest Increases and new faces are
eegn every Monday night at the
meetings at K". of C. Hall, at which
everybody Is welcome.
Th ABRoelated Press .corresnbnd-
ont cables trom Dublin that a great
increase in unemployment in ire
land Is shown by official reports.
The number of people registered at
the labor exchanges, which does not
Include workers on short time, has
risen to 116.285. Belfast Is worst
off with 28,434 unemployed as
against IS, 291 ln Dublin and 10,
022 In Cork. Over 100,000 are
drawing unemployment benefit. The
hardest hit industry Is llnea In Bel
fast. In Dublin the trouble Is
mostly due to a dispute ln the build
ing trades. Thomas Johnston, Sec
retary ot tho Irish Labor party, esti
mates that there are not less than
15,000 agricultural workers and
road menders out ot work as a re
sult of the military situation.
The hostility ot capital to labor
and labor toward capital is every
day becoming more accentuated. It
almost seems impossible to devise
any means, practical or otherwise,
by which theso two essential factors
ln the Industrial life of the country
can be brought Into amicable and
harmonious relationship. The atti
tude ot many employers towards
their employes Is characterized in
tho Bulletin of the Bureau ot In
dustrial Research as a "drive to de
stroy the unions." The so-called
"open shop" policy Is roundly de
nounced by many manufacturers as
"a deceitful and circuitous method,"
with which they could havo no sym
pathy. The committee on Industrial
Relations of tho Merchants' Asso
ciation of New York, comprising
such men as E. K. Hall, Vice Presi
dent of tho American Telephone and
Telegraph Company; Walter G.
Teaglo, President of the Standard
Oil Company of New Jersey, and
Gerand M. Dahl, Vice President ot
the Chase National Bank, recently
Issued a report which said that tho
establishment of the "open shop"
should not in any way affect tho
employe's' right to Join or not to
join a labor union.
It must be remembered that it is
not so much the right to affiliate
with the union that organized labor
demands a3 the right to collective
bargaining. This right organized
capital will not concede. Yet it is
almost Impossible for tho Individual
worklngman to obtain a just re
muneration for labor If he is forced
to bargain for wages with a pow
erful capitalistic combine. It would
bo preferable that the man doing
the work, and tho man for whom
the work Is done, should personally
agreo upon the conditions under
which service Is to be rendered and
compensated. That Is not possible
or feasible In tho Industrial world
today. Unfortunately the personal
Intimacy between employer and em
ploye Is a thing of the past. This
condition being largely duo to men
of the McCone stripe, who are liars
and enemies of both the working
man and his employer.
As wo havo often said before the
only solution of tho difficulties will
be found Is that offered by tho
Catholic Church, as so clearly In
dicated by the great Pope Leo XIII.
in his immortal Encyclical on Labor
'Re.rum Novarum."' Tho humane
and just spirit which should dom
inate .the attitude and actions of
both' !.canltal and labor are clearly
sot. -f prthlvilri , thlsi. document'iwhlch
the Catholic Church on the subject.
Diplomas and honors will be con
ferred at the graduation exercises
of the Sacred Heart Academy at 10
o'clock next Wednesday morning by
the Right Rev. Denis O'Donaghue,
Bishop of the Diocese ot Louisville.
Father Fulgence Meyer, O. F. M.,
will make the principal address.
The following is a list ot tho grad
uates: Academic Department Misses
Marian Louise Buchart, Elizabeth
Ivy Hudson, Mary Florence Mac
Namara, Agnes Frances Hannon,
Mary Violet Dwyer, Ethel Loulso
Oesweln, Evelyn Ann Mosor, Kath
erlne Agnes Pfeffor and Esther
Marie Cahlll.
Commercial Department Mlsse3
Fronla Prlscllla VIers, Clara Rosene
Brown and Carrie Mae O'Danlel.
Friends and relatives ot Lawrence
TnliTTintin. nn nf f!- .Tnsehh Leh-
knann, 1938 Deorlng avenue, were
painfully shocked wnen news
reached tho city Sunday evening ot
his death by drowning while bath
ing near Anchorage. With twenty
three friends Lehmann had gone on
an afternoon outing, and It Is be
lieved ho was seized with a cramp
aftor plunging Into tho water. A
pulmotor was used to resuscitate
life but without avail. Besides his
parents ho is survived by a sister,
Miss Mary Rose Lehmann, and two
brothers, James E. and C. Joseph
Lehmann, Jr. Tho funeral was held
with requiem high mass, at St.
John's church Wednesday morning.
Rev. Father Schuhmann conducting
the sad obsequies. .
Among the Important realty
transactions negotiated last week
was tho purchase by the Order of
the Sisters of Nazareth ot a .tract
ot land on Eastern Parkway, be
tween the Ashbottom rbad and Pres
ton street, which Altlmately will be
used as a site for a new St. Joseph's
Infirmary. The purchase was made
at this time that there might be a
suitable site available for a new
hospital when tho city's growth ne
cessitates removal ot tho Infirmary
from Its present Ipcatlon on Fourth
street, between Chestnut and Broad
way. The purchase, known as the
Rpblnson tract, embraces about
eighteen acres ot unimproved
ground having a frontage of 1,100
teoj on Eastern Parkway with a
depth ot about 800 feet.
Next Wednesday evening, June
15, at 7:30 o'clock, Is the date of
the next meeting of tho Veteran
Unit of the Catholic Students' Mis
sion Crusade. All former students
of St. Helena's Commercial Cellege
are cerdlally Invited tp attends The
Boclal meeting ln May was a de
lightful evening. An Interesting
progaramme Is annpunced. fpr June
15, when Rev. Father Phlllbert, O.
F. M(, will addreee the Veterans.
All are expcted tp attend.
Sunday-School Association TTr
Forces to Rally to Support of
Towner Bill.
And Opposition Announced to Al
leged Position of tho Catholic
Friends of Freedom of Education to
Safeguard Their Rights m
The belief has obtained in some
?,uarters that tho Towner bill S?
ucaHnT",0,-11 f Department ot .Ed
Smiti forierly known as the
bternng bill) was practically dead
bmTrc?h.a8 a apeared & rethe"
Public I(?roPso Department of
Public Welfare would attain nrl
Prltr and nrnmi. ' p.il
nj "- auaum ine uureau of
Education. A letter sent out con
taining this Information has been
misinterpreted to the extent of Im
plying that the Catholic Hierarchy
were heartily In favor ot the Depart
ment of Public Welfare primarily
because Its creation would I obflae
Thu Pf,Sel of th0 Towner; blli:
This fact is brought put In a letter
Issued on .Tuna o v.. .... c"pr
k. V . "
.u. ,u vmj iUiaai0 vest, to the
m mM8, f At3 Executive Commit-
ttt. Which lAffnr. il.n . - ..."
0nT,?L ?? Pteir In faVor
of TnVrnZr W' "'Pose
conBress.; -? t0 v;;h eV-
wEphaK 'r. lett.eF: aI3S wtth
p",r; '""IJD'a ui me ixecutlve
committee named nion i-j '
?Py o letter issued in the mat-
fo. n '"auonai Catholic Wel
" Council, and which the Gen
oral Secrfitnrv nt iY,n o..j Jr .
a?-3 1.&ronl
,.v "'urarcny, reads:
ioii are more or less familiar
With the Tnwnop-sn.n ..... A"r
oi 1.11, im " V.HUUS GUUtUUOa-
Dr.' Waited a VSn wATs
r'"0,1"" i" urn proviaing'for a
Sftntm,ent of Publlc Welfare-. In
which the Bureau ef Educatlpn will
be submerged, and which is spon
sored by the President and support
w ,C,1ite,fly.by tne Catholic hierarchy,
Is likely to supersede the Towner
Sterling bill providing for an Inde
.m nt Department of Education
lthT,a fiecrtar)r of Education In
the President's Cabinet. If the sub
stitute measure Is passed, it will bo
a direct blow at public education
as a nation we are already rapidly
drifting toward Illiteracy. What Is
needed Is a vigorous Protestant pro-
est, so the President and Congress
know where Protestantism stands.
As one measure, Dr. Athearn
suggests that telegrams be Immedi
ately dispatched to President Hard
ing, and letters to the Senate and
House Committees (names en
closed) by a large number, urging
that education be romoved from the
Department of Public Welfare and
that the peoplo be given an oppor
tunity to say to Congress whether
or npt they want an Independent
department of education. Will you
as an Individual citizen, take upon
yourself to comply with this request
as fully as possible?"
The names of the members of the
senate and House committees with
their addresses are appended, as In
dicated, to the letter ln question.
Thus one can readily seo that the
fight for the Towner bill Is being
waged with tho samo determlnatlen
as it was ln the past. Additional
light on the matter of the Towner
b'll's sued by an nrtlclo appearing
In The Builder, a Masenlc publlca
tlpn, which prcves twe facts the
present bill is essentially the same
as tho former bill and Is merely
dressed ln a different garb, and It
has the support of Masonry. "The
bill," says The Builder, "as reintro
duced ln the House Is changed from
the original one, reperted eut fa
vorably and strongly by the House
Committee on Education, ln verbi
age only." Continuing the same Is
sue of tho Masonic organ quotes
a resolutlpn adopted by the Mason
ic Grand Lodge of Mississippi pledg
ing Its members as "Endorsing ef
forts, to create a National Depart
ment of Education as set forth in
the Smith-Tewner bill," the lodge
"enderses the public ' schcpl and
pledges every Influence within. It3
fiower to maintain and .safeguard
the samo from the assaults ef thpse
whp would destroy and create ln
Its stead a system of parochial
schools, dominated and controlled
by and under the absolute Influence
ef an autpcratlc hierarchy.1'
Tho expresslcns ot these two sep
arate agencies, originating at two
different places and at different
times, are Indicative ot widespread
efforts to secure the passage of the
Towner bill. It is necessary th-U
all friends ot the freedom of ed
ucation Inform themselves of the
continuance ot the danger and he
prepared to safeguard their rights
a3 citizens.
O. B. ot O. V.
The re&ldencea of aav-aral nHfuk
and curates were buraed whea'Brit-
tsn soldiers raided the Heterd
district, in. County Galway,. deetrpT
iag boniefe and crops, aad layioip th
costtkyslde wate.
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