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i:.i PAGE TWO . , . THE GUARDIAN; JANUARY 2, I942 : P-rre-p00re: for:Air00Raid Emergency 00.k;art, I Holy Rosary ,df00UR ouvlu00v outa JllOl Pupils Present 00RCI/ M,o^,. I..k;i,,,, Mus!c Rec, tal ,. on. o,..s,,,, 15UtG3 %IUlUGH JUUII00t::: anSttt%  Piu;nlo s oSnr%g. l%%a;iEier%cmhb, fz Ot the At St. Gertrude's School of Arts. on the campus of Catholic University of America. students com- pleting a course in first aid as an air-raid precaution,' give a demonstration. In the picture, Sister ,lariCe and Sister Eileen, with the local air-raid warden and a Red Cross instructor, apply a splint to ............. James Fagan, as other students look on.. (N.C.W.C.) Christmas Feast Brilliantly Celebrated at Fort Smith Fort Smith.--Christmas Mid: hymns and carols; sole numbers night services at the Immaculate 'r were Adams' "Holy Night" sung Conception Church attracted, asby Father Desmond, Pietro Yon's annually, many non-Catholics who i "Gesu Bambino" by Miss Jose- with a part of the regular con- phine Brun and Del Riego's "Ave gregation (the majority attending!Ms'tie '' by Miss Margaret Feno- the later morning Masses) filled lie The Angels Serenade, vie.- the church beyond seating accom, hn so!o, was played by Maurice modation; at 11:15 not a pew was ]Derdeyn. The Mass in honor of vacant. At 11:30 the parish senior St. Thomas was used for the High choir under the direction of Mau- Mass celebrated by the pastor, rice Derdeyn, with Mrs. Bucley I the Rev. Paul F. Desmond, he als) Clay Joimston presiding as organ. t','ev, ched the sermon. There were ist, began the singing of Christmas hunt reds of Communicants at the midnight Mass, and the 6, 7:30 and 9 o'clock Masses." In the Christmas c:ecoration arrangement of smilax apd poinsettia the altars and sanc- tuary were luxuriantly resplend- ent-the season's symbol, the Ccib, tastefully designed and beautif.ully illuminated was placed to advant- age in front of the Epistle side altar. Classes Begin At Subiaco January 5 Subiaco--Classes will resume at 8 a. m. Monday, January 5, for Subiaco Academy, Catholic boys' boarding school in the Little Rock Diocese. The semester ends on February 1, and the new semester will be preceded by examinations in all subjects during the last week in January. New students entering at the mid-term may ei- ther come in Monday at the re- sumption of classes which were iplay on Sunday, December 21 at! suspended for the holidays, and the parish hall. take the semester tests here in "The Christmas Frolic," taking[ subjects they were pursuing, thus place in Santa's T0v Shod on] establishing credit, or they may Christmas eve, claimedthe follow- register in the last week of Jan- ing cast: ] uary. , Santa Claus, Maurice DeClerk" The war mtuatmn makes it more Wimble, maid, Mildred Renz; imperative than ever that young Nimble, maid, Annette Walgreen; Good Counsel Children Present Christmas Program Little Rock.--The children of Our Lady of Good Counsel school presented their annual Christmas students not yet subject to the draft be thoroughly trained, as well as grounded in spiritual val- 'ues, for the days ahead, several aculty. members have pointed out. Jacks-in-the-Box, Charles Blaty and Lawrence Thurman; Swedish children, intermediate g r a d e s; Puddings, primary boys; Scotch Lassies, intermediate grades; In- dian maids, primary girls; Dixie Dolls, upper grade girls; Christ- mas trees, kindergarten and first grade boys; Chinamen, intermedi- ate boys; Spanish Dancers, Upper g r a d e s; Balloons, intermediate girls; Cowboys, upper grade boys; Kutie Kids, primary girls. Accordian Soloist was Lynn Saidr, accompanists, Mrs. A. C. Harris and Mr. C. A. Suttor. When you are unhappy, indif- ferent, or discontented, your best chance of an immediate cure is to talk to your heavenly Mother. FORT SMITH Among the many coming to Fort Smith for the whole or part of the Christmas holidays were the Rev. Thos. J. Prendergast, Manager of The Guardian, and his brother, the Rev. F. X. Prendergast, pastor of St. Joseph's Church, Tontitown, who visited with their mother and brothers, Mrs. Lula Prendergast, and John and William Prender- gust. Others visiting their relatives and friends were Mr. and Mrs. !George McMahon and daughter, San Antonio; Mr. and Mrs Francis Carter and daughter, Beaumont, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Car- ter and son, Basteville, Ark.; Mr. and Mrs. Armanda Ports, son and daughter, South Bend, Ind.; Mrs. Arch Bell and son, Jerry, Austin, Texas; Mrs. George Kuper and sons, George H. and Jimmie, Hous- ton, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Altmiller, Jr., Tulsa, and Mr. and Mrs. William Madden, Jr., Tulsa, Okla. Another group, all former stu- dents of St. Anne's Academy were Margaret Farnand, Ann Farnand, St. John's Hospital, St. Louis; Ag- nes Mary Taylor, St. Louis Uni- versity; Alice Hough, St Mary of I the Woods, Ind.; Frances Arke- bauer, St. Mary's College, Leaven- worth, Kansas; Joe Ferrari, Jr., St. Meinard's, Ind.; Arthur F. Hoge, Jr., New Orleans; Burley Johnston, Dallas; David Johnston, I Notre Dame University, Ind.; Vin-! cent Piano, .St. Louis; Robert De! Winter, Baltimore; Pierce McKen- non, Royal Canadian Air Force, ; Nova Scotia; Ben and Bob Cordes, George Lux, Johnnie Wilson, : Tommy Thompson, and Eugene I Bender, Fort Sill, Okla. i She will know why you have not l been happy--perhaps she will tell l you that you have not stayed close enough to her Divine .Son, or that you are too weak to be alone for your struggle and' should come to her more oftenperhapl she will find a little envy or h,rt pride, which is causing all your trouble, Once Mary holds these things to the light, they vanish somehow. Cathedral Thronged at Rites For Coast Catholic Leader Los Angeles. (K).--Solemn Re- quiem Mass for the late M a j o r John Henry Dockweiler, honor- ary Vice-President of the Arch- diocesan Holy Name Union and for many years chairman of the Union's speakers' bureau, which he organized fifteen years ago, at- tracted one of the largest con- gregations ever to throng Saint Vibiana's Cathedral. CATHOLIC HOSPITALS PREPARE FOR WAR NEEDS . 1 i Governor Alfred E. Smith, Archbmhop Francis J. Spellman. of New York, and Mayor La, Guardia, U S. Civilian Defense head, confer at the Archbishop's house, for the purpose of preparing lt. Vincent's Hospital to meet the war-time emergency. Catholic hospitals throughout the nation aro -'offeringtheir facilities t0_thepresident to meet the presentwar needs. Wide World photo.3 ....... ) \\; (N.C.W.C.) a .......... Subiaco.--New Subiaco Abbey, as the deadline for dis- patches to this week's Guardian arrived, was preparing to honor the Very Rev. Bernard Maria Zell, Sub-Prior pf the Abbey, who this week is observing the golden jubilee of his ordination to the priesthood. He was ordained on December 20, 1891, at old Saint Benedict's Priory, about a mile south- east of the present site of Subiaco. The late Bishop Edward Fitzgerald, predecessor of Bishop John B. Morris, of Little Rock, ordained Father Bernard. Seven days later the young priest said his first Mass at St. Vincent's Archabbey, Beatty, Pa., where his father, the late D-. Matthias Zell, was the resident physician. A Solemn High Mass Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock was to be the chief act whereby Father Bernard would commemo- rate the 50th anniversary of his ordination. Dinner was to Pioneer Educator be served following the Mass to clerical friends from Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma A high aignitary announced for the oc- casion was the Most Rev. Albert L. Fletcher, D. D., Auxiliary Bish- op of Little Rock Is One of Eight Pioneers Father Bernard is one of eight pioneer priests brought to Subiaco in October, 1887, as young students .of philosophy by the late Very Rev. Prior Gall D'Aujourdhui, early superior, or prior, of the Subiaco foundation. Father Gall had then never seen America and knew of Subiaco only by hear- say. But he was inspired by a ]nissionary zeal to give his life to the work in the then so-called "Wilds" of Arkansas. He was a professor and prefect in the fam- ous abbey school of Einsiedeln, in Switzerland, when he conceived this idea. He gathered about him- self a band' of eight young philo- sophy students, obtained with them their parents',permission for the venture, raised money for the long journey across the sea, and took along all sorts of useful sup- 3lies for young Saint Benedict's Rev. Bernard Zell, O. S. B. Priory in Arkansas, such as books The choice has proved very pop- not obtainable in America, church ular indeed. goods, scientific apparatus, copies Preacher at Tuesday's function of special music used almost ex- was the Rev Aemilian Schmidt elusively at Einsiedeln at the time nastor of St' Mary's of the As and even band instruments for a'- -'io ; -  ...... "- . . sump n nurcn, e'ort worm, prec[edtstCheOOband. His aernval[ Tex . Father Bernard's nearest liv- ,-. g. . . a young m n ann I ing relative is a sister, Sister Ber- n%eaquPrnment,_n[Ui%hts %on;ra-lnard, residing in a convent at .... g !' ..... Yl Grimmenstein, Switzerland. o buolaco, ana Irom mrs xamous ! 'class of '87' the college is dated I Only Father Bernard Zell, the jubilarian of this week, and Father Basil Egloff, whose golden sacer- dotal jubilee occurred last year, survive of the eight men known locally as The Eight Beatitudes, a scriptural allusion to their num- ber'and to their beneficial influ- ence upon the young foundation. i Both the survivors now live at the abbey after having spent many years in pastoral and missionary work. Worked in Tlwee States Three states have benefi'ed largely from the fifty years of Fa.. ther Bernard's priestly life. They are Arkansas, Texas, and Missouri. His first mission work after ordi- nation was at Charleston and Rat- cliff. Then he spent 11 years car- ing for the young parish of immi- grant Catholics at Monett, Me., a railroad center' at that time. In 1903, after a short stay at the abbey, he was delegated as pas- tor to Sacred Heart Parish, Muen- ster, which grew notably under his administration from 1904 to 1910. He was transferred in 1910 to the nearby St. Peter's parish at Lindsay, Tex. Between 1910 and 1923 he built almost the whole of that thriving Texas commun- ity. Between 1923 and 1928 Father Bernard was back at the abbey, and was on the seminary teaching staff. He taught dogmatic theo- logy and exegesis. He is known as a good linguist and is very well versed in world literature. He is also considered a good critic of art, and his jovial conversation makes him stand out, short and rotund as he is, in any clerical gathering. Stationed at Little Rock From 1928 to 1930 Father Ber- nard spent two years in Little Rock as assistant pastor of St. Edward's Church under the late Father Maurus Rohner. He is noted for plain-spoken and deep- ly theological sermons, many of which excited much comment and attracted not a few who came to "hear Father Bernard" The jubilarian was chaplain of Morris School for Boys at Scarcy from 1930 to 1937, Land endeared himself to the Brothers of Saint Francis as well as to many stu- dents there. Since 1937 he has been connected with the seminary department at Subiaco, and re- sides at the abbey. He still preaches on special occasions and gives retreats and missions. At 73 he is hale and hearty of body and vigorous of mind. One of the early acts of Abbot Paul M. Nah- len on becoming superior at Su- ACTIVITIES IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS Little Rock Council No. 812 The next regular meeting of Lit- tle Rock Council 812 will be held on Tuesday night, January 6. Let us start the New Year off by tak- ing more interest in the council's activities for the ensuing year. Word has been received that Brother E. J. Pope, Jr., who was in Singapore just before the out- break of war in the Pacific, has reached a port of safety. The Christmas party at Joseph's Orphatmge given by the men of Greater Little Rock, un- !Council 812, Knights of Colum- bus, was a big success. His Excel- lency, Auxiliary Bishop Fletcher presided. Mr. Robert S. Peters general chairman, is to be con- gratulated for the big part he played in making this party the grand success that it was. Many thanks are extended to the Rev. Jas. E. O'Connell, chaplain of the Knights of Columbus, for sponsor- ing this party and to the men of Greater Little Rock, for the sup- port they gave it. Pine Bluff Council No. 1153 At the last regular council meet- ing, plans were discussed for giv- ing a New Year's Party for the  members and their wives and in- vited guests, with special invi- tations to be issued to the soldiers o the company recently assigned to guard the grounds of the United States Arsenal Plant, now in pro- cess of construction. The Lecturer and State Deputy were appointed l a joint committee to work out I plans for this entertainment, the biaco was to appoint Father Ber- nard as Sub-Prior, thus making  .._L him third in rank at the Abbey. BILL SCHMIDT AUTO.PARTS & TIRE CO. In all the merriment of New Year's Eve, re- member that we .too have a cheerful thought for you! - PARTS FOR ALL CARS , Vulcanizing - Retreading 308-310 Towson Ave. Dial 4147 Fort Smith, Ark. C. J. Snyder Co. John Buckley Kliener entertain- ed their parents with a Christ- mas program December 20, in the recreation hall of the Holy Ros- ary School. A very appropriate setting formed the background of the stage with long curtains and an  ,mprovised stable in which were children, portraying the scene of the Nativity. Tim Blessed Mother was represented by Genivieve Woerner, St. Joseph by Charles Calliotte, and the angels by Mary Louise Siems, Laverne Morris and Carolyn Conrey. This scene was later changed to one in which a beautiful lighted tree formed the background, Fifteen numbers were given, in which about 30 children took part. After the program the children had a gift exchange assisted by Mr. E. J. Hoolihan. The children were then all served an ice course with stick candy canes and choco- late Santa Clauses as favors. Mrs. Joseph Siems, Mrs. Jacob Hartz and Mrs. Bernard'Hartz assisted Mrs. Kliener in serving the re- freshments. council having gone on record to give the committee full authority to proceed with the party. Final and complete report was made by the Co-chairmen, Bro. Albert C. Ernst and Bro. Frank Steele, on the Sixth Annual Fall Festival, held for the Sisters, chairmen reporting that $1,030.00 had been turned over to the Sis- ters, for use in the operation of the Annunciation Academy. Brother Stephen Foti tendered his resignation as Treasurer of the Council, which office he has held for the past four years. Grand Knight Harry King an- nounced that an election to fill the unexpired term of Brother Foti would be held' at the first meet- ing in January. Worthy State Deputy and Chair- man of the Council's Catholic Ac- tivity Committee, Brother C. Ernst, presented a plan to the council for the adoption of a reso- lution to request all local met- 'chants to close for the three-hour period on Good Friday, from 12 Noon to 3 p. m. Brother Ernst explained that he had already made some contacts in regard to this matter, with very satisfactory results. The plan as a whole would begin with the Governor and State Offices and proclamation by the Mayor. The Council approved the resolution unanimously, request- ing the State Deputy to continue HIMSTEDT Plumbing & Heating Company Serving Little Rock For More Than 20 Years Installation and Repairs of PLUMBING & HEATING 321 West Capitol Ph. 615 Little Rock, Arkansas Reliable--Satisfactory NO. l$9--Blshop Murphy' Most Rev. 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