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Page Two T H E O B S E 1 V E R SeptemlJer 9, 1937 CATHOLICS ACT IN CENTENNIAL Ii City Paper I ' MALCOR ROOFING CO. Aurora.--An elaborate and excep- _ A Roof for Every Type Building tionally well edited Centennial ASBESTOS SIQING Edition of the Aurora Sunday Pea-] Long Term Financing If Desired con News appeared Sunday, Sept. 219-225 Woodlawn Ave. Ph. 6479 5, in connection with the Centen- nial Celebration now being held. .... Its pages nnfolfled an interesting history of "Aurora's 100 Years of LIGHTOLIER Progress". Several pages of this "LIGHTING FIXTUBES special edition were devoted to the history of Aurora's Catholic Over 200 on Display.' parishes, schools, hospitals and AL MAY ELECTRIC church organizations. The history of each parish was recorded by its PHONE 4282 61 FOX ST. pastor. "%Vire May That AI May Wire" A special page containing the photographs of all the local Catho- lic pastors bore their Special Mes- sage to their fellow citizens. The "A Home for Funerals" message reads as follows: Corcoran's o.. Religion is a duty imposed upon every one of God's rational crea- DZAL 2-2521 AURORA tures. Only when men accept its obligations can it make its-proper contribution to civic life. Men Who turn their backs on the Church and I St. Joseph Mercy Hospital religion should learn that their AURORA, ILLLNOIS social progress can never secure An accredited school ofxnursing, the good they seek unless effected conductdd by the Sisters of by religious motives and in subor- Mercy. dination to the destiny of man. Un- der the aegis of spiritual ideals . Four Years High Scllool Required democracy and fraternity charac- terize the citizens of Aurora. From humble beginnings in pio- neer days to the present opportun- I Fodor Jewelry Store Sties for spiritual inspiration and guidance, theCatholic Church has Expert Jewelry, WatCh met the challenge of  one hundred years. In her eleven Churches the and Clock Repairing faithful gather around the altar of At Reasonable Prices sacrifice; an efficacious sacramen- f MAIN ST. AURORA. ILL. tal life enables them to.participate in the life of our Redeemer and Saviour; parochial schools erected and supported by the sacrificial offerings of her devoted people develop all the faculties of the soul to train our children for citizeff- NEED ship, both for heaven and for i earth; insisting on safeguarding !the sanctity of the home, the life of the Church and the life of MONEY 00u00,,nit, flOW on together as one dialectic and harmonious life. We mark the close of one hun- dredears of fruitful life with pro- found sentiments of gratitude to Almighty God for His Blessings vouchsafed to all the people of Aurora. The Catholic Pastors of Aurora A Friendly Loan Plan Youth Day Service to Fit 'Parade, Sept. 10 Your Needs Aurora.--The gigmtic Youth Day parade planned under the direc- ('IT I717N tion of aev. Paul A. Wuehlinsky, v ,i  ,i ek.e dl.e , "l  chaplain of St. Charles hospital, L O A N T R U S T win be held Friday, Sept. 10, at 2:110 p.m. Assignments of the var- A LoCally Owned  ious units of young people repre, senting public and parochial Irstitutiol$ schools and several other youth organizations have been worked 100 Main St. Phone 8748 out most carefully and the features of the Youth Day will likely stand A u r  r a out among the finest contributions towards the success of the Centen- nial Celebration. Postpone Opening of Marmion Academy Aurora. -- Announcement was SAve! on Sewer Cleaning made on Saturday, Sept. 4, that the opening date of Marmion Military academy had been indefinitely postponed due to the infantile par- alysis epidemic in several cities from which a good portion of the cadet enrollment is received. Gen- eral football practice, however, be- gan on last Tuesday. LOGGED Sewers quickly, efficiently and thoroughly cleaned by the new ELEC-" TRIC ROTO-ROOTER. 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Ofice 7270--Phones---Res. 6496 Office Supplies Greeting Cards Office Supplies Books and Bibles PARAMOUNT STATIONERS Phone 9309 2t Fox Street Paints.Wallpaper J. D. RICE & SON PICTURE FRAMING AND GREETING CARDS 38 South River Street Photographer Assell Studio Opendays sUn-hy Appointment and Photo Service rhea, 9303 ]Portrait- Commercial Photography Photo Finishing 41 Island Ave. FIRST U. S. CONVENT IS RESTORED ............ i-::iiii ii:: ::::ii V::: :: ::-i:::-::::i iil i::iil i:::::::::*g-i::ii  iiiiii! ii i i::!!ii i!i::iiiill ij i!-i:.:: iiiiiii!iii!!!iiii!ii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiji!i!iiiiiiiiilili!00.., !!00!iiii!iii!iiiii!i!ii!iii!iii!i!iiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!ii!i (Upper photo) The old Carmelite Monastery, near La Plata. Md., founded in 1790. the first donvent in the United States. as it ap- peared in 1938, before the efforts of the "Restorers of Mt. Carmel" reconstructed the historio building, as shown below, in a recent photo. The Rev. Laurence J. Kelly, S. J., of SL Augustine's Church, Washington, is spiritual director of the group of restorers. I 00anish Bishops Tell Why They Favor France Victory (Continued from last week) This eek is concluded the state- ment on the Spanish Civil War is- sued by the Bishops of Spain. Al- though the Bishops had nothing to do with the starting of the war, they have finally come to the con- clusion, after a consideratidn of the policy and the conduct of the .Va- lencia (Red) goverument that in victory for the Nationalist forces of General France lies the sole hope of Spain. We reply to an observation which a foreign review applies to the fact of the murdered priests,! which could be extended to all that constitutes this immense so- cial trouble that Spain has suffer- ed. It refers to the possibility that, if the rising had not occurred, the public peace would not have been altered: "In spite of the misbehav- iors of the Reds," we read, "it re- mains true that if France had not revolted the hundreds or thousands of clergy who have.been murdered would have been spared and would have continued to do God's work for souls." Red Admits Plot We cannot subscribe to this as- sertion, witnesses as we are of the Spanish situation in the moment of the outbreak of the conflict. The truth is just the contrary; because it is a documentally-proved fact that in the serupulously prepared scheme of the Marxist Revolution which was being made ready and which would have broken out in the whole country, if in great part it had not been hindered by the civic military aovement. the ex- termination of the clergy was or- dered, along with that of those known as members of the Right, with the Sovietization of industries and the introduction of Commun- ism. It was during last January that a leading anarchist told the world by wireless: "We must say things as they are, and the truth is none other than that the mili- tary have stolen a march on us to avoid our unchaining the revolu- tion." Let it remain, therefore, estab- lished as the first assertion of this document, that five years of con- tinuous insults to Spanish subjects in the religious and social order put the very existence of the com- mon weal in the gravest danger and produced enormous tension in the spirit of the Spanish people; that the national conscience felt that. once the lawful legal means were exhausted', there was no oth- er recourse left but that of violence for maintaining order and peace; that powers other than the auth- ority considered as legitimate de- etermined to subvert the consti- tuted order by the violent implan- tation of Communism; and finally, that through the fatal logic of the facts, Spain had no other alterna- tive but this; either to perish' in the definite assault of destructive Communism, already prepared and decreed, as has occurred,in those parts where the national movement has not triumphed', or to attempt a titanic effort of resistance, in order to escape from the terrible enemy and to save the fundamen- tal principles of her social life and of her national characteristics. - On the lath day of July of last year, the military revolt took place, and the war which still lasts broke out. But be it noted first, that the military revolt was not proluced, from its beginnings, without the collaboration of the sound mass of the people, which joined the move- ment in great numbers, and it can therefore be qualified as a civic- military movement; and secondly, that this movement and the Com- munist revolution are two facts wlch cannot be separated if one wishes to form a fair judgment on the nature of the war. Coinciding in the same initial moment of the conflict, they mark, from the he- ginning of the war, the d'eep divi- sion of the two Spains which were to contend on the battlefields. Government Warned There is yet more: themove - ment did not take place without those who initiated it previously urging the public authorities to op- pose by legal means the imminent Marxist Revolution. The attempt was unsuccessful and the conflict broke out, from the first instant, between the civic-military forces on the one hand, and on the other not so much the forces of the gov- ernment which tried to reduce it, as the unchained fury of popular militiamen, who, protected at least by governmental passivity, placed themselves .In the official com. mands of the army, and made use not only af the armament which they unlawfully possessed but al- so of that stored in the military arsenals of the state, throwing themselves like a destroying aval- anche against all that constitutes a support to society. This is the characteristic of the reaction set up in the govern- mental field against the civic-mili- tary rising. It is certainly a coun- ter-attack by the forces loyal to the Government; but it is above all a fig'bt in partnership with the anarchical forces which joined them and which will fight together with the muntil the end of the war. And because in God lies the deep- est foundation of a well-ordered society as was the case with the Spanish nation -- The Communist Revolution, allied to the Govern- ment armies, was, above all, anti- divine. So the cycle of secularist legislation of the Constitution of 1931 closed with the destruction of all that was connected with God.. Consequent . . . are the follow- ing conclusions: First, that the Church, in spite of her spirit of peace and of the fact that she neither desired the war nor collaborated' in it, would not be indifferent to the struggle. Her doctrine and her spirit, the sense of self-preservation, and the experience of Russia made this im- possible. Cautions Nationalists Secondly, the Church, with all that, has not been able to identify herself with conduct, tendencies or intentions which at the present time or in the future might be able to distort the character of the movement, its origins, manifesta- tions and ends. Thirdly, we affirm that the civic- military rising has taken a double grip on the depths of the popular eonscience--patriotic sense, which has seen in it the only means of raising up Spain and of avoiding her definite ruin; and the religious sense, which considered it as the force necessary to reduce to im- potence the enemies of God, and as the warrant of continuity for her faith and the practice of her religion. Fourthly, for the moment there is fie hope in Spain for the recon- quering of justice and' peace and the blessings that derive from them, other than the triumph of the Nationalist Movement. Perhaps this is more than true today than in the beginnings of the war, be- cause the other side, in spite of all efforts on the Rart of its lead- e::s, offer== no guarantee of poli- tical and social stability. The Communist revolution once set in motion, it is useful to de- termine its-eha'acteristics .... Judging as a whole the excesses of the Spanish Communist revolu- tion, we affirm that, in the history of the western peoples, there is on record no such phenomenon of col- lective savagery, nor any like ac- cumulation of transgressions pro- duced in a few weeks, and com- mitted against the fundamental rights of God, of society and of the human person .... We add that the eatastropho in persons and things by the Com- munist revolution w-as "precon- eeived." A short time before the revolt broke out there had arrived from Russia 79 specialized agita- tors. The National Commission of Marxist Unification during these same days ordered the setting up of revolutionary militiamen in all the villages. The destruction of the churches or at least of their furniture was systematic and by rotation. In the short interval of a month, all the churches had been rendered useless for public wor- ship .... Black List For the elimination of well- known persons who were con- sidered enemies of the Revolu- tion, the "Black List" had pre- viously been formed. In some of them, and in the leading place appeared the Bishop's name. A Communist leader said.about the priests in view of the attitude of the people who wished to save their pastor: "We have been ordered to root up all their seed." A very eloquent proof that the destruction of the churches and the slaughter of the priests in a comprehensive manner was a pre- meditated thing, is its frightful number. Although the figures are premature, we calculate that about 20,000 churches and chapels have been destroyed or totally plunder- ed. The murdered priests, count- ins on an average 40 per cent in the devastated dioceseS--in some, they reach 80 per cent--will sum up, of the secular clregy alone, about 6,000. They were hunted with dogs; they were pursued across the nountains; they were searched for with eagerness in every llidiug-plaee. They were kill. ed without trial most times, on the MEXICANS MARK ' ANNIVERSARY Sterling Group Celebrates Sterling.--The 127th anniversary ,f Mexico's struggle for indepen- dence will be commemorated by Sterling Mexicans Thursday. Sept. 16, in the municipal coliseum. It was on Sept. 16, 1810, that Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, parish priest of Dolores, Mexico, initiated the re- volt against the Mother Country that culminated a few years later in complete independence. An elaborate program, including the Martinez orchestra, vocal music and literary numbers will be offered. A large choir of selected voices will sing. Mayor V. E. Long and several other speakers will deliver addresses. American and Mexican colors will be in evidence and a large group of Mexican chil- dren will recite the pledge of the American flag. Following the program in the col- iseum auditorium, Mexican refresh- ments will be served and dancing will top the evening's festivities. Those who comprise the patriotic committee having arrangements in charge are: Pedro Flores, presi- dent; Arcadio Aguilar, secretary; Gilverto Mendoza, treasurer; Cruz Sierra, first vice president; and Gilverto Cervantes, second vice president. Quite a number of Mexican fam- ilies reside in Sterling and Rock Falls and belong to either St. Mary's or Sacred Heart parish. They extend a cordial invitation to local friends and those living in surrounding towns to join them in their national celebration spot, for no other reason than that of their function in society. The revolution was "most cruel." The forms of murder took on char- acteristics of horrible barbarity. First, as to their number: the num-i her of laymen who have been mur- dered only for their political ideas and especially for their religious ones, is calculated to surpass-300,- 000. In Madrid and in the first, three months, more than 22,000 were murdered. Scarcely is there a village where the best known men of the Right have not been elim- inated. Secondly, as to the lack of formal action; without accusation, without proofs, the most times without trial. Thirdly, as to tor- tures: many had their limbs ampu- tated, or were dreadfully mutilated before being murdered; their eyes were put out, their tongues cut out, they were ripped open from top to bottom, burned, or buried alive, chopped to death with axes. The greatest cruelty has been used against the ministers of Gpd. Out of respect and charity, we do not wish to give any more detailed account. Evidence of Degeneracy The revolution was "inhuman." The honor of women has not been respected, not even of those consecrated to God. Tombs and churchyards have been profaned. In the famous Romanesque mon- astery of Wipoll, the sepulchres were destroyed, among them that of Wifredo l Veiloso, the con- queror of Catalonia, and that of Bishop Morgades, the restorer of the famous abbey. In Vich, the tomb of the great Balmes Was pofaned, and we read that the people have played football with the skull of the great Bishop Terra= y Bages. In Madrid and in the old cemetery of Huesca, hundreds of tombs have been opened to strip the corpses of the gold in their teeth or of their finger rings. Some of the forms of torture employed involve the overthrow or suppression of all sense of humanity, The revolution was "barbarous," lnasmueh as it destroyed the civil- izing work of centuries. It de- stroyed also thousands of works of art, many of them of world-wide reputation. It plundered or bured archives, making historical re- search and the instrumental proof of facts of a social and juridical order impossible. There are hun- dreds of slashed canvasses, mutil- ated sculptures and architectural marvels destroyed forever. We can say that. the treasure of art, es- pecially of a religious type, which had been accumulated during cen- turies, has been stupidly wasted in a few weeks, in those regions dom- inated by the Communists. The revolution trampled under- foot the most essential principles of "The law of Nations." Re- member the Bilbao prisons, where hundreds of prisoners were marched by the crowds in an inhuman way; the reprisals committed on hostages guarded on ships and in prisons, without any more reason than a reversal In war; the mass-murders, the poor prisoners, tied up and then sprayed wzth a jet of machine gun bullets; the shelling of de- fenseless towns without any mili- tary objective. The revolution was essentially "anti-Spanish." The work of de- structten was realized to cries of "Long live Russia!" in the shadow of the international Communist flag. The mural inscriptions, the propaganda of foreign personages, the military commands in the hands ef Russian leaders, the spol- iation of the nation in favor of for- eigners, the Communist hymn--all are abundant proofs of hatred to- wards the national spirit and to- wards the feeling of the mother country. But above all, the revolution was anti-Christian. We do not believe that in the history of Christianity and In an interval of a few weeks there has oc cuffed such an explosion of hat- red in all forms of thought, will. and passion, against Jesus Christ and His sacred religion. We coun the martyrs in thou- sands; their witness is a hope for our poor ountry. But we should hardly fail to find in the Roman Martyrology a form of torture not used by the Communists, not ex- cluding crucifixion; and, on the other hand, there are new forms of torture which have been made possible by modern substances and machines. The hatred against Jesus Christ and' the Blessed Virgin reached paroxysm, and in the hundreds of slashed crucifixes, tn the images of the Blessed Virgin bestially pro- faned, in the lampoons of Bilbao in which the Mother of God is sac- rilegtously blaspllemed, in the vile literature of the Red trenches rids Girl to Wed Mission Doctor Montreal.--Five Oblate priests, three Oblate Brothers, three Broth- ers, and three nuns of the Congre- .gation of the Good Shepherd have sailed for England en route to Basutoland, Africa. Accompanying. the nuns was Miss Lucienne Arcard, of St. Marc des Carrieres, daughter of Arthur Arcand. This pretty 21-year-old girl is the fiancee of Dr. Antonio Blais, who was one of the Quebec medical men to answer an appeal for aid in the mission fields. Says Democracy Favors Religion qlliamstown, Mass.--Relion can flourish happily and without cur- tailment or hindrance in a real democracy, but "in any other form of government except democracy there is a natural conflict" between real religion and governmental forces," Roger W. Straus, co-chair- man of tle National Conference of Jews nd Christians, asserted at: the Institute of Human Relations being held on the Williams college campus here under the auspices of the conference. ruling the Divine mysteries, in the repeated profanation of the Sacred Host, we can glimpse the hatred of lell incarnated in our poor Communists .... The profanation of sacred relics has been frightful. The bodies of St. Narcissus, St. Pascal Bailon, i the Blessed Beatrice de Sih, a, St. I Bernard Calve, and' others, have been destroyed or burned. The forms of profanation are unbeliev- able, and they can scarcely be con- ceived without diaboMc suggestion. Let us now give a sketch of the chafacter of the movement called "Nationalist." . . . The movement has guaranteed order in the territory over which it rules. We contrast the situation of those regions where the Na- tionalist movement has prevailed, with that el those where the Com- munists still hold sway... Prospect of Future This situation permits us to hope for a regime of justice and peace in the future. We do not wish to risk any presage. Our ills are of the gravest. The relaxation of so- cial ties; the customs of corupt politics ignorance of the duties of the citizens; scanty formation of a full Catholic conscience; division of ideas in regard to the solution of our great national problems; the elimination by cruel murder of thousands of select men called by their condition and training to the work of national reconstruction; the hatred and scarcity which are the result of every civil war; for- eign ideas cohcerning the State which tend to uproot it from the Christian ideal and influence--all these will prove an enormous dif- ficulty in making a new Spain, in- grafted on tle trunk of our old history and vivified by its sap. But we hope that the enormous sacri- fice made will assert itself in its full strenth, and that once more we shall find our true national spirit. A Reply to Some Objections We would not fulfill tim object of this letter, Venerable Brothers, if we did not reply to some objec- tions that have been made us from abroad. The Church has been accused of having defended herself against a :people's movement, transforming her churches into fortresses, and thus leading to the massacre of celrgy and the ruin of the church- es. %Ve deny this. The attack on :the churches was sudden almost simultaneously in all regi)ns, and coincided with the butchery of priests. The churches were burned because they were the houses of God and' the clergy were sacrificed because they were the ministers of God. The proofs are abundant. We are asked from abroad to say whether it is true that the Church in Spain owned one-third of the nafional territory and that the people have revolted in order to free themselves from her op* pression. It is an absurd accu- sation, The Church did not pos- sess more than a few and insig- nificant portions of land, presby- teries and schools, and even of this the State had recently taken possession. All that the Church possesses in Spain would not cover a quarter of her needs, and is devoted to the most sacred obligations, As regards the future, we cannot foretell what will happen at the end of the struggle. Nevertheless,' we affirm that the war has not been undertaken in order to build up an autocratic State over a hu- miliated nation, but simply that the national spirit should arise with the strength and the Christian lib. erty of older times. We trust in the prudeqce of the men of gov- ernment, that they will not accept foreign models for the structure of the future of the Spanish State, but that they" will consider the re- quirements of the national life from within, and the course mark- ed by past centuries. Every well- ordered society is based' on deep principles and it lives on them and not on imported and foreign accretions, which might do violence O The Pure Oil Co. Petroleum Products FUEL OIL Aurora Batavia Elgin St. Charles GENEVA Monuments G. Karlzen Monument Co. 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It marked the close of a strike--purpose of which was the regulation of wages and work- ing conditions--which has been in effect since August 2, affecting nine plants of the Dominion Tex- tile company and its affiliates in Montreal, .Valleyfield, Drummond- ville, Magog and St. Gregoire de Montmorency. The strike was called by the Na- tional Catholic Federation of Tex- tile Workers of the National Cath- olic Syndicates. The settlement provides for the setting up of a collective labor agreement by Mar. 1, 1938, with provisions of the Fair Wage Board effective in the in- terval. to the national spirit. Life is stronger than programs, and a wise leader will not impose a program which may do violence to the in- ner resources of the nation.. We would be the first to regret that the wresponsible autocracy of a parliament should be replaced by the yet more terrible one of a dictatorship without roots in the nation. %Ve nourish the legitimate hope that it will not be so. In a foreign magazine of wide circulation it is affirmed that the people in Spain were estranged from the clergy because the latter were recruited from amongst the upper classes; and that they 6'o not wish to have their sons bap- tized because of the high fees charged for the administration of that sacrament. To the first we answer that the vocations in the different seminaries of Spain are recruited in the following manner; total number of seminaries in 1935, 7,401; noblemen-6; rich (that is, with a capital of over 10,000 pe- setas), 115; poor, or nearly poor, 7,280. To the second charge we reply that before the change of regime, the sons of Catholic par- 'ents who were not baptized did not total one in 10,000; as for the offering, it is most moderate, and in the case of the poor, non- existent. McCORNACK OIL CO. -- Distributors -- TEXACO Petroleum Products Stations Located At GENEVA BATAVIA ST. 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